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MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery at Central Saint Martins

The MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery course at Central Saint Martins explores traditional forms of craft through a contemporary and sustainability lens.

School: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL)
Course: MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery
Location: London, United Kingdom
Course dates: starts September 2023, with a duration of two years (60 weeks) extended full-time
Application deadline: rolling deadline

MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery will develop your creative abilities, imagination and expertise.

Framed within one course, we use design to explore these evolving disciplines, embracing ideas of practice beyond traditional definitions.

This creates a range of hybrid practices disrupting assumptions around design, craft and production.

Your creative focus will evolve through a structured process of research, design ideation, exploration, development and evaluation.

Encouraging you to expand skills intellectually, contextually and practically, extending and exploiting design strategies from your own and other disciplines and to question and test ideas through teamwork, collaboration and group critiques.

We embody design as a process and a practice of transformation, and recognise that sustainability and ethicality of production is an urgent challenge to each of our disciplines.

We are interested in how this challenge shapes all forms of manufacturing – from master craftsmanship, artisanship and hand-making, to factory production and contemporary technologies.

The nature of production and consumption constantly changes, in the face of complex social, economic, environmental challenges and technological innovation.

What could or should be the role of the ceramic, furniture or jewellery designer in the twenty first century? By engagement, reflection, negotiation and evolution, we challenge you to shape the future.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

Top image: MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture, Jewellery student project by Mingyu Xu.

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