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York College

Contemporary Craft

UCAS Code: W700
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Crafts
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% employed or in further study
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Level 2 English

Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

or equivalent (MPP)

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 64 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

This exciting and studio-based course provides the opportunity to learn through experience. The programme is broad and offers the opportunity to work in art, craft or design based areas, or a combination of these, and encourages an enquiring, flexible approach. As a student of Contemporary Craft at York College, you will be part of the College’s largest and most active departments, with a strong reputation for energy, creativity and originality. You will experience new challenges, explore new concepts, use new processes, work with new materials and learn to expand these skills to create projects which will give you a distinct advantage when moving into the commercial world of craft and design. Your studies will be underpinned by in-depth study of historical, cultural and theoretical implications of contemporary crafts in the modern world, as well as product design. The course tutors have many industry links and contacts and through a sequence of modules, students are prepared for professional practice and are offered the opportunity to engage in work placements and live projects run in association with regional and national organisations including businesses, galleries and schools. York College has also worked closely with York Open Studios for a number of years. The work of many of our students is featured at the exhibition each year, providing graduates with a unique experience, often leading to exciting opportunities. The course provides for the development of technical skills within the studio disciplines, but also for the development of a wide range of transferable skills such as Critical and Strategic Thinking, Time and Project Management, Literary and Research Skills, Information Management, Presentation, Promotion and Marketing and Process Materials. The course has a modular structure taught over three years.The course is flexible and you can choose your specialism, allowing for ‘tailor-made leaning’. Specialisms include: Ceramics, Wood, Metal, Textiles, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Furniture and Interior Design. All coursework is project-based and assessed in relation to identified learning outcomes. There is ongoing feedback through tutorials throughout the programme, with formal assessment to enable progression to the next level at the end of each academic year. Emphasis is placed on individual development and increasing self-reliance. The course is intended to enable students to make informed choices based on sound information and critical judgement. Students are encouraged to express their ideas and to develop analytical ability through lectures, seminar discussions and gallery visits. Students gain understanding of their work in the context of past practice, professional contemporary work and the current climate of debate. This course is designed to set students up for self-employment including setting up your own business. Successful completion may lead to a career in the creative industries such as a craftsperson, community art worker, designer, crafts education, curatorship or administration. Some students choose to go into postgraduate study, but several of our recent students have gone straight into work with local design companies and many of our former students maintain a strong relationship with the department, meaning there are opportunities for work experience and guest lectures.


The course has a modular structure taught over three years. All modules are compulsory and must be passed in order to progress to the next level.

York College

York College

York College provides a higher education experience that endeavours to meet your personal skills requirements and is different from that found at universities. We provide a range of programmes which are vocational, employment-related and taught by trained and specialist staff. Students learn in an environment that prepares you for employment or further study.

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Who studies this subject?

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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