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Wolverhampton School of Art

Design and Applied Arts

MA Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider your current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development.

The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider your current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MA
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Art
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Why choose this course?

The focus of postgraduate study in Design and Applied Arts is to consider your current and past practice and recognise the opportunities that exist for research, material investigation and professional development. The aim is to provide a framework that will guide your enquiry within your subject specialism.

Subject specialisms:

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Interior Design
  • Fashion
  • Textiles

Take a look at some examples of work produced by students for MA Design and Applied Arts

  

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What happens on the course?

Typical modules may include:

  • Defining practice in design and applied arts
  • Creative enquiry
  • Integrating concepts and practice in design and applied arts
  • Critical, contextual and theoretical frameworks
  • Critical realisation of practice in design and applied arts
  • Critical contexts and audiences
  • Professional practice and enterprise
  • Masters Project

 Assessment methods
You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and creative studio projects. You will be fully supported during studio practice and tutorials to raise the quality of your work to Masters level.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

 Employment opportunities include:

  • Self-employment: Establishing yourself in your own business, or as a sole trader or freelance designer.
  • A career in design, practice and/or industry in the UK and internationally.
  • Advancement in current employment: education, public sector or the creative industries.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We aim to introduce you to a range of approaches in the analysis and debate of material practice related to applied arts and design driven outcomes. 

  • You will work in a friendly, supportive environment as part of the broader MA community
  • Your practice will be supported by specialist academics with internationally recognised profiles
  • You will have access to excellent workshop facilities
  • You will benefit from lectures and presentations from visiting international artists and designers
  • You will have the opportunity to engage in study visits both in the UK and abroad
  • MA Design and Applied Arts will provide you with the opportunity to establish a career in design, practice and/or industry in the UK and internationally.
  • The course is specifically designed to promote entrepreneurism

It also provides a platform for further research leading to PhD or other forms of academic research

The member of academic staff who leads this course is Dr.Max Stewart

MA Design and Applied Arts will provide you with the opportunity to mature into a self-confident, independent thinker. You will leave University equipped with the skills and attributes that will assist you in realising your creative ambition. The MA will provide you with the time and expertise to refine your ideas and enhance your professional skill in order to practice your chosen applied art or design specialism within the broader creative arena.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2019 Entry

You should have a good Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in a relevant subject.

A good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) is required.

You are also encouraged to apply if you have significant professional experience in a relevant subject.

If you have a 2:2 honours degree (or lower) in a relevant subject, you can be registered for a prescribed Postgraduate Certificate. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate programme will allow you to progress to the Postgraduate Diploma.

Offers are subject to an interview and portfolio review.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Michele Coxon MA Design and Applied Art

Michele Coxon was awarded an MA Star for her work at the School’s annual Postgraduate Degree Show and has had her work exhibited at the Willow Gallery in Oswestry, The Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent and the Wedgwood Museum commissioned a limited edition of one of her sculptures.
"To return to further education at 60 years old was quite a challenge for me.The MA course in ceramics at the School of Art and Design was an incredible journey for me and one I enjoyed enormously.
I was guided throughout by some wonderful tutors, who not only helped me creatively but also with the technical challenges of ceramics.One of the highlights was my three week placement working in the ceramic studio at The V&A museum, which was arranged by the University.
The two year part-time course has given me the confidence to continue to develop my creative ideas and start up my own studio from home."

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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