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University for the Creative Arts

Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork

UCAS Code: W703

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Crafts

Our Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork course gives you the opportunity to explore all material areas before choosing to either study one area in greater depth, or continue to work across specialisms.With no prior specialist knowledge or experience required, this course fully equips you to initiate and develop creative ideas, while offering you the freedom to work with a range of materials.Alongside learning a variety of both modern and traditional craft skills, you will also learn valuable business skills, including self-promotion and understanding the process of self-employment, as well as many opportunities to network in the industry.The diversity and standard of our studio facilities across the four specialisms is exemplary within the Higher Education sector.The use of the latest digital manufacturing technologies, alongside traditional making skills, will challenge the notion of the handmade and bring you up-to-date with the latest trends in craft and design.

Modules

Year 1 will give you a rich experience of each of the four specialisms, and you'll explore how to initiate and develop ideas in and out of the studio. Through a series of differently sized projects, you'll also learn how to resolve creative ideas using a range of materials. In Year 2 you'll start work in your chosen specialism, exploring relevant skills and processes in more depth through dedicated workshops taught by a number of industry experts and tailored to the progression of your own ideas. You'll have the chance to undertake a work placement, take part in a competition or complete an industry commission, where you'll gain insight into career opportunities and learn directly from industry professionals. Towards the end of the year, you'll also host group exhibitions - this includes the choice of venue, timing, the exhibited work and the exhibition's marketing and promotion. Year 3 of this course is fully self-directed. The first term focuses on developing a project proposal for your major project, with the second term dedicated to its development and completion. A business, marketing and promotion unit also runs throughout the year, preparing you for industry once you graduate. At the end of the year, you'll be part of a large University-wide graduation show where you'll exhibit your final project.

The Uni


Course location:

Farnham

Department:

Crafts and Product Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Crafts

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in creative arts and design

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Others in creative arts and design

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Design occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other skilled trades
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Not many people take this subject, but those that do tend to go into design or craft roles, particularly in the jewellery industry. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once. As a result, graduates are based all over the country.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Crafts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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