Master in Decorative Arts in the United Kingdom

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Decorative Arts

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The decorative arts refer to the design and manufacture of aesthetically pleasing, yet functional, objects. The elements of the decorative arts are often seen in interior design. Because the items created through decorative arts are functional in nature, this field of study is different from fine art, which produces beauty for beauty's sake alone.

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Master Degree in Decorative Arts in the United Kingdom

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MA Glass

University of Sunderland
Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Sunderland

This course is for people who want to develop a specialism in glass, making use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. We don’t require previous [+]

Top Master's Programs in Decorative Arts in the United Kingdom. This course is for people who want to develop a specialism in glass, making use of the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. We don’t require previous study of glass, but most students have experience in a subject related to art and design. This course will help you develop a synergy of creative ideas and technical skills. You might focus on one of the three main areas: hot glass, kiln glass, or architectural glass - or combine approaches, and in doing so establish yourself as a professional glass artist. You will be using world-class facilities, and have access to 26 glass kilns, a state-of-the-art water-jet cutter, a hot glass workshop, two cold working studios, a glass mould-making workshop, architectural glass studio and glass and ceramics print studio. We do not have a ‘house style’; instead you will be encouraged and supported to develop your own focus. You will be encouraged to develop your independent creativity, improve your technical skills through expert support, and develop academic skills in research and communication. During the course we encourage you to develop your personal practice through studio work, critical studies, professional practice, research, critiques, analysis and questioning. You’ll be joining the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe, made up of an international team of creative and experienced educators and practitioners. All academic staff on this course are engaged in professional practice or research, and tutors’ specialisms include glassblowing, print for glass, kilnforming, and digital fabrication methods. Sunderland also hosts the Institute for International Research in Glass (IIRG), which promotes and facilitates glass research, develops new working methods and informs teaching. The IIRG has a lively visiting speaker programme of invited professional artists and curators, and also organises conferences, master classes, exhibitions and specialist training. [-]