Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics at University of Sunderland - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore your creativity and master traditional and digital making skills, using a range of materials, including glass and ceramics. Utilise outstanding facilities at National Glass Centre and FabLab. Participate in competitions, public exhibitions and even live commissions. Become an artist, designer, maker and work in diverse art, design and making contexts. This exciting course embraces the possibilities of making for both art and design. Glass and Ceramics are a focus but you can work in other materials too, for example, wood, metal, plastic, and digital media. You'll work in excellent individual student workspaces in National Glass Centre and FabLab, bringing you into contact with professionals in the field, and will be able to take advantage of opportunities such as external competitions and exhibitions.


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How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

If you have previously studied an HNC, HND, Foundation Degree or started a degree elsewhere in a relevant subject you may gain direct entry to join this course at Stage 2 or 3.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


We’ll invite you to an informal interview to talk about your work, where we would like to see evidence of your creative potential. Previous experience in glass, ceramics or making is not essential.


Previous experience in glass, ceramics or making is not essential. Please prepare a portfolio of work you have completed so far, we are not looking for perfection, we appreciate you are still developing work. Your portfolio should be simply mounted and include: • Art and design work completed in or outside of your studies • A variety of art and design work – we want to see a range of styles and technique • Ideas that didn’t work • Research: for example sketchbooks, scrapbooks of things that inspire you or design sheets Photographs of 3D, and large 2D work are acceptable • A USB stick or online link with any digital and screen-based work • uncompleted or work in progress is also useful to see

English language requirements

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit our website to find out about our range of Scholarships. EU applicants that hold EU settlement/pre-settlement will be charged £9250
Artist Designer Maker: Glass and Ceramics at University of Sunderland - UCAS