Crafts degrees
at UCA

If making is your passion, our BA and MA Crafts degrees give you the chance to truly immerse yourself in your chosen discipline and gain the skills to turn it into an exciting career.

Whether you want to design jewellery, create practical or thought-provoking ceramics or glass, or push the boundaries in textiles practice, we have a course to suit you.

Alongside our academic experts, you'll also have access to our incredible range of specialist facilities, from weaving rooms and dye labs to throwing rooms, our kiln and hot shop, and 3D printing technologies, to advance your practice.

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Each year, we’re privileged to be able to share our graduates’ incredible work with the world. And now’s your chance to take a look.

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Careers in

After graduating from one of our Crafts degrees, you'll have the skills, knowledge and confidence to launch your career in a range of areas, including:

  • Designing and making
  • Textile design and styling
  • Print design
  • Fabric technology
  • Public art creation
  • Weave interior fabric design
  • Fabric and accessories production
  • Textile conservation and curation
  • Art education and teaching
  • Fashion buying and retail
  • Arts administration
  • Gallery direction
Heidi Nicholson

"We have fantastic facilities and a great sense of community within our course. I always feel I’m being challenged creatively, and the support and knowledge of the tutors and technicians help me to produce work I am really proud of."

Heidi Nicholson BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass