You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Theory and Analysis
This unit focuses on challenging and reflecting on your practice. You'll achieve this through the development of critical reading, observation, handling and thinking deeply about products, craft artifacts and contextual research associated with your work and its field of enquiry.
This unit will focus on developing your practice into a form of enquiry; a questioning, analytical and interrogative approach to your work that will enable you to become a reflective practitioner.
During term two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
This is one of the most important concepts for a creative practitioner. Reflective practice enables you to become critically aware and allows you to develop and progress your practice independently. The work undertaken in this unit should begin to address the research questions you explored in the Exploratory Practice unit. Work completed for this unit should be considerably more resolved and establish a clear line of enquiry through selected materials, concepts and a clearly articulated context. You'll also have the opportunity to complete a period of professional practice during this unit.
In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
The Major Project is the culmination of the MA course. It is an exposition of individual practice enquiry sustained over an extended period of autonomous, self-initiated research and development. It is articulated through a body of work that is fully resolved within its own critical framework and reflects advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical subject knowledge.
Fee discounts & scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
The course is based at UCA Rochester, and our jewellery courses at this campus have strong industry links.
You're encouraged to build personal contacts and networks through competitions, exhibitions and publishing.