MA Designer Maker (Visual Arts)
|Study Mode||Extended Full Time/Full Time|
|Course Length||Extended Full Time - 60 weeks taken over 2 years to allow study gaps.|
Full Time - 45 weeks taken over a year for students requiring a quicker postgraduate route.
(the study modes are subject to validation and formal approval by the University is expected by summer 2013.)
£7,500 Full Time/£3,750 (per year) Extended Full Time (2013/14). A £1000 discount will be available to Home/EU students starting a Masters level course in 2012-13 who have successfully completed an undergraduate level, Pg Dip or Pg Cert course at UAL.
£13,800 Full Time/£6,900 (per year) Extended Full Time (2013/14)
|Start Date||September 2013|
|Autumn Term Dates||2 September 2013 - 8 November 2013 (Extended Full Time)|
2 September 2013 - 20 December 2013 (Full Time)
|Spring Term Dates||13 January 2014 - 21 March 2014 (Extended Full Time) |
6 January 2014 - 25 July 2014 (Full Time) Please note that the Full Time has a combined Spring/Summer term.
|Summer Term Dates||19 May 2014 - 25 July 2014 (Extended Full Time)|
If you start the Extended Full Time option starting in September 2013, the course will finish in July 2015. Exact dates for 2014/15 to be confirmed.
Direct to the CCW Graduate School.
AHRC deadline: 1 March 2013 (UK/EU applicants only)
This pathway engages with the renewed interest and status of the craft object and small batch production and its role in design. The role of Designer Maker is undergoing an evaluation, away from a marginal activity to one which engages with other disciplines, fine art and design. The value of the one off or short run production product has brought to the attention of a broad audience of both makers, collectors and industry. This course offers the opportunity to critically engage with this debate, through both practice and theory. The course welcomes applicants from both Fine Art and Design backgrounds including, architecture, craft production, makers involved with one-off or small batch production, ceramicists, prototype designers, jewellery designers and metal workers.
The Designer-Maker pathway benefits from interaction and collaboration with other subject areas within Visual Arts and this supports the development of research skills, critical and contextual discussion and debate and offers enhanced opportunities for networking and career development.
The shared lecture programme and cross course seminars draw upon the richness of research within the College and across the Graduate School.
We offer our students many opportunities to attend industry events, visit special collections and network with the creative industry. Public exhibitions offer students the possibility of exploring the location of their work in a professional context. The skills and knowledge developed on this course can lead to careers as independent art and design practitioners, creative industry professionals, curators, freelance designers, workshop leaders and teachers. The course also sets out to equip you for the option of further study at doctorate level.
This pathway builds on the success of the BA (Hons) 3D Design course and on the strong tradition of craft & design within Camberwell.
This pathway will allow you to develop a project from proposal to final exhibition. You will be asked to research the content, materials and technical skills, then produce written and practical work exploring your subject in relationship to contemporary practice. You should be well grounded in relevant aspects of design and be able to define and debate your study proposal.
This programme of work is supported, negotiated and supervised throughout the course by specialist academic staff in workshops, individual tutorials, seminars and lectures. Staff and student-led seminars promote debate and work-in-progress sessions allow for supportive critique.
Studies are complemented by lectures, seminars and workshops designed to help you develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues.
This course is now available in two study modes – Extended Full Time and Intensive Full Time.
The Extended Full Time course is 60-weeks long and is taken over two years. It is taught in six 10-week blocks with gaps to allow students time for work experience, residencies or travel. Teaching is typically held over 2 key days a week with one further day of general access. Students would not generally be required to come in outside of the teaching days and could possibly work part-time around their study. As a guide, this mode of study requires approximately 30 hours a week of study comprised of taught contact hours and independent study.
The Full Timecourse is a more intensive mode lasting 45 weeks allowing a quicker route for those who need to complete their degree within a year and may be taking time out of work. Like the Extended Full Time mode, teaching is typically held over two key days but with two additional days of general access. Shorter term breaks allow the course to be completed sooner than most full time MA degrees. As a guide, this mode of study requires approximately 40 hours a week of study comprised of taught contact hours and independent study. This option is only recommended for applicants with a well developed practice and a clear research proposal which is submitted with an application.
The skills and knowledge developed lead to careers as practitioners, creative industry professionals, curators, freelance designers, workshop leaders and teachers with a potential to progress to PhD study.
- An Honours Degree or equivalent academic/professional qualifications.
- Portfolio of supporting work.
- Study Proposal.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must show proof of IELTS level 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening, writing and speaking. The University also accepts other tests. Please see the University English tests page for the equivalent scores required in these tests.
- The College takes into consideration prior learning, alternative qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
Completed forms, including your study proposal, reference and portfolio can be returned by post to:
CCW Graduate School Admissions
16 John Islip Street
Please state on your application form if you would like to study the Extended Full Time or Full Time mode.
T: +44 (0)20 7514 6302
If you are an international student from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), there are two ways you can apply to our postgraduate courses:
- Through our official representative in your country. Find the representative for your country.
- If we do not have a representative in your country or you prefer to apply independently, you can complete an application form and send it directly to us in London:
Completed forms can be returned by post to:
Chelsea College of Art and Design
CCW International Office
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU
Or you can submit your form electronically by email to: email@example.com
If you have any questions or need further advice please contact the CCW International Office:
T: +44 (0)20 7514 1852
The deadline for applicants who will be applying to the AHRC (or other funding bodies): 1 March 2013
All other UK & EU applicants: 1 July 2013
International: No official deadline, but you are advised to apply as soon as possible.
What happens next?
Applications will be reviewed against the entry requirements and selection criteria for the course. You may then be invited to attend an interview at the College on a set day, with your full portfolio if applicable. If you are not in the UK you will need to send your portfolio with your application and a telephone interview will be conducted. Where possible portfolios should be in digital format e.g. CD’s,(labelled with your name and birth-date in pen) flash-drives or web-links. Please note that portfolios cannot be returned so please do not send original work.
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