University of the Arts London: Designer Maker

InstitutionUniversity of the Arts London View institution profile
Department Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
Web arts.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

MA Designer Maker at Camberwell College of Arts aims to take the lead in re-asserting the position of craft and making in the contexts of contemporary design discourse, society and humanity.

In the last 10-15 years craft and making activities have been attracting more attention in the design industry and beyond. Engaging fully with the broadening and diversifying debates around making, the course reflects the notable shift in the discipline’s focus towards ethical and environmental issues. These may manifest in the development of new materials, or reconfiguration of existing systems and resources, while others address diversity, ecology, inclusivity and empowerment of individuals.

Students on the course typically come from craft, product, furniture design and architecture backgrounds.

**What to expect**
• To develop a project from proposal to final exhibition
• To explore new and existing materials and processes
• To be part of an inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural cohort where multiple perspectives and diversities are actively taken on board as a rich resource for learning
• A transdisciplinary learning environment in which the MA Designer Maker students are part of a community of Design School postgraduate students who share the same teaching and learning spaces
• Seminars and discussions that cover a wide range of subjects. These include material culture studies, anthropology, philosophy, sustainability, consumerism, museum studies, psychology and literature
• Visits to collections, makers’ studios, galleries and museums
• To engage with contemporary debates in applied arts, design and object-based art
• To explore human-object relationships and the meaning of making
• A lecture programme
• To produce a wide range of works during the course and for the final show. Work has included lighting, ceramics, furniture, jewellery and small-scale sculpture installations
• To keep a reflective journal in a blog format which as an ongoing documentation of your practice and learning process throughout the course
• The opportuntiy to access the ILEA collection housed at Camberwell College of Arts, working with the UAL Archives and Special Collections curator
• To have access to Camberwell's shared workshops that include printmaking, photography, film, moving image, digital, plastic, ceramics, wood and metalwork.

Camberwell College of Arts, UAL is a renowned art and design college driving positive social impact through art and design. Our unique studio culture offers students the freedom and support to explore their individual creativity using facilities that embrace both traditional craftsmanship and digital technology.

We believe passionately in social citizenship, whilst maintaining the view that arts must remain committed to the rewards of free inquiry and experimentation. Our students benefit from staff who take immense pride and care in guiding students in a journey of discovery, helping them develop the critical thinking, making skills and social sensibilities that equip them to thrive both individually and in their communities.

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About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings®  for the second year in a row, and is Europe's largest specialist university for art and design.

UAL draws together six renowned Colleges, each with a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:

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