Ceramics & Glass*

BA (Hons) - UCA Farnham - 2019

This exciting new course focuses UCA’s extensive experience and expertise in ceramics and glass. The newly refitted hotshop, kiln room and ceramics studio provide an excellent home for your study. The course is part of the vibrant crafts community at Farnham which also includes textiles, jewellery, silversmithing, metalwork and interiors.

The course embraces diverse approaches to ceramics and glass, supporting students with both art and design centred interests. You’ll have the opportunity to experience materials and processes across both disciplines whilst naturally focusing on your dedicated path.

With an emphasis on high-quality craftsmanship, we place great importance on traditional hand skills whilst fully acknowledging the new and exciting possibilities also offered by digital fabrication.

For a successful career in ceramics and glass, whether industrial or bespoke, you need to be highly creative, skilled and business-focused. Passion and dedication alongside open-minded speculation and thinking through making are key to your learning.

*Course subject to validation.

Length of study:

Three years full-time

Campus:

UCA Farnham

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2019

Entry requirements:

112 UCAS tariff points

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UCAS code:

W266

UCAS institution code:

C93

UCAS campus code:

F

Next event

03 Nov 2018 UCA Open Day

Pre-degree & Undergraduate

Course details

  • Year 1

    Maker and Materials Lab

    Ceramics and Glass Practice Process 1

    Ceramics and Glass Practice Process 2

    Contexual Frameworks

  • Year 2

    Ideation and Insight

    Ceramics and Glass Expoloation Process 1

    Ceramics and Glass Exploarion Process 2

    Contextual Perspectives

     

  • 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:

  • Year 3

    Practice Portfolio

    Ceramics and Glass Practice Position 1

    Ceramics and Glass Practice Position 2

    Contextual Research and Critical Reflection

     
  • Fees

    Find out all about the fees for studying with us, as well as the grants, loans and other financial support you may be entitled to:

Facilities

We are one of only a few UK universities with a glass workshop, including: hotshop for glass blowing; ladle casting and centrifuging; polishing and engraving machinery. For ceramics we have dedicated hand building area; throwing room; glaze room; plaster room for mould making; and a kiln room.

Course connections

On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities

  • Industry links

    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.

  • Careers

    Many of our graduates become self-employed designers, makers or practitioners, setting up their own businesses and also taking freelance commissions. Others pursue positions within galleries and curatorships, or enter teaching roles.

  • Further study

    You may also like to consider further study at postgraduate level.

     

How to apply - 2019 entry

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Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

The standard entry requirements* for this course are:

One of the following:

  • 112 new UCAS tariff points, see accepted qualifications
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4)
  • Distinction, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma
  • 112 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject
  • 27-30 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 15 IB points at Higher level, see more information about IB entry requirements.

And four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

*We occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria, to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance and who were expected to achieve higher results. We consider the strength of our applicants’ portfolios, as well as their grades -  in these cases, a strong portfolio is especially important.

International entry requirements

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements


Your portfolio

You may be asked to come to an Applicant Day and interview, and submit a portfolio. At the Applicant Day you will have a chance to meet the course team and other applicants, and take a tour of all our facilities. Students from diverse educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We welcome students with a broad range of A-level subjects, as well as students with appropriate Art & Design Foundations or BTEC/UALAB diplomas which allow you to demonstrate your ability to research, evaluate and produce creative solutions.

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