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Workshops and Studios
You will have your own studio space situated in one of three MA studios which form the MA wing of HCA art school. You will have access to a wide range of well-equipped craft workshops within the art school including textiles, printmaking, small metals, jewellery, ceramics and the forge. Further supporting facilities include extensive photography and film resources, IT (image, design, office) and library facilities.
Careers and Progression
Why take this course?
The course places students in an environment to become immersed in conversations about thinking and making within an academic framework, giving them the space to reflect upon and develop their practice to a more advanced level. The programme will give them the opportunity to rationalise their own skill-base and re-think their knowledge of contemporary crafts in order to ensure they remain at the forefront of their chosen discipline. An in-depth understanding of contemporary crafts and how to market and promote a commercially sound practice is central to the delivery and philosophy of the programme. A key feature of the course concentrates on the development of both professional and entrepreneurial skills that aim to ensure viability and sustainability long after the course has finished.
By the end of the course students should consider themselves independent, technically expert and critically aware designer-makers with a broad range of transferable skills, who can develop careers as ‘sole traders’ or alternatively explore broader opportunities in the creative arts sector through consultancy, community arts, teaching and residencies. Some may wish to further extend their studies and undertake a PhD.