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Ceramics (Taught)

Plymouth College of Art
2 years
Master's degree
On campus
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About this program

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Our MA Ceramics programme encourages the maker’s individual voice and aims to give you the tools to establish yourself as a contemporary ceramicist.
You will be challenged and encouraged to explore your aesthetic sensibilities through experimentation in the medium of ceramics.
You will research through making to develop an informed critical framework, driven by material thinking. You’ll also get the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area and be encouraged to consider what it means to be a craftsperson in the 21st century — where sustainability, material lifecycle, added value, approaches to market and sell are key issues within the debate.
The programme addresses histories, technologies, contexts, material qualities, conceptual and narrative developments and current issues, such as the rise of digital tools and technologies, sustainability and globalisation. Students are encouraged to consider these issues in relation to their own ceramics practice.
By studying with us you’ll develop a critical understanding of your chosen aspect of ceramics through testing, making, re-making, evaluating and positioning your own practice in the context of contemporary needs and trends.
This will include an understanding of the expanded notion of ceramics within a variety of applications and contexts such as the creative industries, as well as museum and gallery interpretation and curation.
Through our programme you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of the material and its context(s) and refine your own unique aesthetic exploration.

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Founded in 1856, Plymouth College of Art is an art school run by artists and designers for artists and designers. We are home to a dynamic, cross-disciplinary community of makers and thinkers for whom making is as important as reading...

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