Ceramic Design BA (Hons)

Unique nationally, this course provides a design-led creative experience of ceramics within a broad subject context and brings an ethos of responsible design to the study of markets and manufacture.

This course is part of the Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design Programme.

Great reasons to apply:

Designing through making allows you to access ideas through a unique material. The deep knowledge of one material helps you to appreciate the opportunities in ceramics but also its translation into other materials

Ceramics as a subject spans a number of differing professional practices. We visit studios, factories and retail opportunities on study visits in the UK and Europe

The course has consistently very high responses in the National Student Survey for its supportive learning community and its relevance as a creative career

There are many product designers, fashion designers, graphic designers and fine artists in the job market. There are very few Ceramic Designers; this means on graduation you have a different creative story, think differently and other skills which will make you stand out in a crowd

Ceramics has a visual language in all cultures and is intrinsic to people’s lives, needs and memories. Design projects with the profession whilst on the course help appreciate the currency of culture and its extraordinary value.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
W270 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Selection is determined by the quality of the application, indicated primarily in your portfolio and written statements. A very high proportion of successful applicants complete a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Applicants are normally expected to have achieved, or be expected to achieve, the course entry requirements details below:

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

1 GCE A Level

3 GCSEs grade C or above


Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma

3 GCSEs grade C or above


Other University of Arts London awarded level 3 Pre-University Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design

4 GCSEs grade C or above


Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Lever 3 or 4)

International Baccalaureate Diploma pass achieved at 28 points or above


Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Lever 3 or 4)

An equivalent high school qualification from an EU or non-EU institution

In exceptional circumstances, applicants without Foundation Diploma qualification may be considered if they present a portfolio of equivalent standard to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and have:

2 GCE A Levels at Grade C or above

3 GCSEs at grade C or above

Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered if the course team judges the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might be demonstrated by, for example: related academic or work experience; the quality of the personal statement; a strong academic or other professional reference; or a combination of these factors.

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