Craft PGDip

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 7,787
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 18,595

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • Normally a degree in an art- or design-based subject – for example ceramics, jewellery, furniture, product design, 3D, fine art, graphics or illustration – or equivalent experience in design practice.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other parts.


Craft Practice
This module provides a reflective and productive environment for you to create new and innovative approaches to combine theory, concept and practice through your own craft work. Together with your supervisors, you will formulate a written proposal to guide you towards your own working practice, while undertaking a set project to explore and identify audience and context.

Craft in Context
The Craft in Context module exposes you to contemporary craft debates, allowing you to explore and critically reflect on the process, context and definition of craft as a creative pursuit and investigative methodology. You will investigate how craft practice can relate to and affect cultural and social issues such as the environment, health and wellbeing, the economy, sustainability, ethics and education. You will test and challenge the value of your ideas within a wider social context.

Research Skills and Training
This module offers a broad-based introduction to research and introduces its relationship to your practice. The module seeks to place your own practice and academic work in context. A series of seminar/workshop sessions will introduce you to the range of key research methods and help you develop your own research plans.

Creative Enquiry
Through this practice-based module you will develop a personal portfolio of research – digital or conventional – to inform the creation of artefacts and/or products relevant to your own creative practice. You will be introduced to a range of creative research methods – notational, physiological and improvisational – which will critically challenge and further develop your current practice.

Masters project
The masters project represents the synthesis and culmination of the modules taken on the programme. You will undertake a rigorous investigation into your personally defined area of craft practice, with the final body of work realised through three-dimensional artefacts, objects or other related forms.

Your work will be defined and structured through the personal research statement and plan, which you will develop together with a member of staff. This process of informed individual authorship and ownership enables you, as a creative practitioner, to move forward and pioneer distinctive territories of expertise and insight.

You will be able to chose from a range of modules from across the College of Arts and Humanities. Options include:

  • Sustainable Design Presents
  • Political Economy of Globalisation
  • Professional Entreprenurial Development
  • Fine Art: Mentoring
  • Historical and Critical Studies Dissertation
  • Professional Entreprenurial Development
  • Professional Experience with Industrial Placement

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