University Of Sunderland
Campus: The Sir Tom Cowie Campus , Sunderland
Artist Designer Maker Glass and Ceramics
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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An evolution of our BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics course, this programme embraces the possibilities of both art and design and is underpinned by making skills in a variety of materials. Glass and Ceramics are a focus but you can work in other materials, for example, wood, metal and plastic - as well as digital media. On this programme, you will develop your confidence, problem-solving skills, communications skills and professionalism so that you are well prepared to enter the professional world.

You will work in excellent individual student workspaces in studios in National Glass Centre and FabLab, bringing you into contact with professionals in the field as well as specialised opportunities such as external competitions and exhibitions. You will also gain confidence, build resilience and develop a personal understanding of the broader cultural and social contexts of art, design and making.

The research and professional practice of your tutors and technicians underpin our curriculum. Guided by our experts you will explore diverse examples of creative careers through visiting professionals, exhibitions, conferences and vocational and professional opportunities. You will learn in a supportive creative community and be encouraged to become nationally, even internationally, networked during your time on the course.


  • Studio Techniques for Making (60 credits)
  • Ideas Into Practice (40 credits)
  • Key Themes for Art, Design and Making (20 credits)
  • Making for Place, Space and Audience (40 credits)
  • Making for Exhibition (40 credits)
  • Dialogues in Art, Design and Making (20 credits)
  • Professional Practice: Engaging with the creative community (20 credits)
  • Experiment Visualise, Prototype (40 credits)
  • Refine Resolve Exhibit (40 credits)
  • Dissertation: Your Creative Context (20 credits)
  • Professional Practice: Planning Your Creative Career (20 credits)

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We aim to develop you as graduates who have the skills to work in diverse art, design and making contexts. You are likely to develop ‘portfolio careers’ that might involve a mix of working as artists for gallery exhibitions, designers making work to commission for specific contexts, and makers who can fabricate work for yourselves or others.

We have modules focused on employability and professional skills at each stage. The careers and employability service are closely linked to the programme and the ‘Sunderland Futures’ offer, which supports students with employability, is promoted at each stage.

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Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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After submitting your application to the University, and being accepted, Ucademics will guide you through all the steps needed for you to apply to the student finance program.

UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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