A specialized course under Creative Industries Stream

About the Course – Contemporary Craft

Before you are prepared to practise at an advanced level, Contemporary Craft will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and understanding. It will not only cultivate creativity in you, but also enhance your employment opportunities. You will work alongside artists and designers who are involved with a wide variety of media and forms. You will find yourself in a friendly and supportive postgraduate community being a part of seminars, workshops and social events. Your community will also include filmmakers, musicians, and professionals working in new media. Senior research staff and internationally renowned artists work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work.

Contemporary Crafts is all about creativity and its reputation is growing. In this course, you will explore and challenge the boundaries of your practice. Discussion and debate with other students will help you in exploring some of the key ideas and concepts that inform contemporary applied arts practice.

Career Prospect and Opportunity

Contemporary Crafts has diverse career prospects for you. It enables you to operate successfully as a professional practitioner in your area of specialism. Graduates after the completion of their study  go on to establish studios, exhibit professionally, work as curators, Ph.D. study, teaching, work towards site-specific commissions. You can work as an

  • Artist: painting, photographer, filmmaker, multi-media.
  • Illustrator
  • Curator
  • Arts administrator
  • Stylist
  • Art teacher
  • Arts advocate

This program will enable you to work in a range of communication, media, and creative related roles. Skills and professional attributes earned through this course  will qualify you for many other jobs. Moreover, you have the skills to work collaboratively and creatively within the increasingly complex and dynamic creative industries. 

Employment Opportunity

Careers open to Design Crafts graduates include craftsperson, jeweler, ceramicist, textile artist, designer-maker, glass artist, designer, researcher, consultant, curator, buyer, stylist, and educator. They often combine employed and self-employed careers. With almost 150,000 people employed in the UK’s craft economy. From the catwalk and the big screen to science labs and engineering workshops, contemporary craft makers are making a valuable contribution to a vast range of industries in many countries.

Course Available by Providers

The courses are generally provided at Diploma, Bachelor (UG), and Master (PG) levels.

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