BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing is the only undergraduate programme of its kind in the UK. It has a growing national and international reputation, attracting ambitious and diverse students from across the UK and abroad. The course is uniquely placed to be at the forefront of contemporary forged metalwork practice, combining the skills of traditional blacksmithing with contemporary design in a way which is certainly unique in the UK, and builds upon Hereford’s long history of design craft courses.
The technical element of the course is delivered at the largest forge training facility in Europe, the Rural Crafts Centre.
On the course, you will be immersed in conversations about thinking and making and explore the relationship between your creative intention and the process of making, alongside superb technical instruction. Design skills are developed in a friendly studio environment where you will have your own working space. You can always rely on approachable and expert technical help across a wide variety of materials and processes, and easy access to tutorial support.
A key feature of the course is its focus on the development of your professional and entrepreneurial skills that will ensure the viability and sustainability of your future practice.