You'll acquire a broad set of fundamental practical skills in your first year which will underpin your continued developmental study throughout the course. You'll be introduced to the subject context and theory in order to start positioning your own thinking and approach.
Maker and Materials Lab
Ceramics and Glass Practice Process 1
Ceramics and Glass Practice Process 2
Your second year is about experimentation, collaboration and increasing industry awareness. You'll have the opportunity to participate in competitions and live projects. You'll be encouraged to step outside your own boundaries and discover new territory to test your creative identity.
Ideation and Insight
Ceramics and Glass Exploration Process 1
Ceramics and Glass Exploration Process 2
Study Abroad Year (Optional)
Students in the School of Crafts and Design have the unique opportunity within UCA to add an additional year of study at an overseas institution (either at a higher education establishment or workplace).
This optional year is designed to broaden your educational experience and deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, enabling you to study within a different cultural context and gain fresh perspectives.
Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. Living in another country, you'll experience new places, people, cultures and possibilities. You'll develop initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where you go, a working knowledge of another language – all qualities employers are looking for. You will return to complete your degree with all the benefits of the International Year experience behind you.
To find out more about studying abroad as part of your course please see the Study Abroad section:
In your final year, you'll find and express your own creative voice, culminating in the graduation show where you have the opportunity to successfully communicate this to a public audience. You'll also prepare a professional portfolio in support of your future aspirations.
Ceramics and Glass Practice Position 1
Ceramics and Glass Practice Position 2
Contextual Research and Critical Reflection
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students - £9,250
- International students - £15,500 (standard fee)
- International students - £14,880 (full early payment fee)
The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2019 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
We enjoy close links with a range of Worshipful companies and other organisations who are able to benefit our students in the form of bursaries, awards, seminars, workshops, commissions and competitions. These include:
- Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass
- Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers
- Bullseye Glass of America
- Gaffer Glass UK.
Our students have also taken part in competitions with the Lighting Industry Association and the British Art Medals Society.