Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design

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Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design

The Faculty of Human Sciences, in the Department of Visual Arts and Design at the Vaal University of Technology, offers students the opportunity to complete a Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design. We aim to produce versatile graduates who have the necessary technical and creative expertise to work within their desired area of specialization in the creative/cultural industry… Graduates will engage in a wide range of fields, especially those where initiative, creative thinking, critical awareness, hand skills and exploration of the use of technology are valued. Using the skills and knowledge gained from completing the qualification students will be able to contribute to a broader socio-economic, cultural, historical and technological knowledge development in both academic and the creative industry domain. The duration of the course is two years of full-time study.

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Ceramic Design Course Requirements

In order for students to complete a Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design, they will need to have achieved a relevant B-Tech or 4-year degree approved by SAQA with an average pass rate of 65%. Students will also need to have completed a Research Methodology course that is approved by VUT Research.

In addition to the academic qualifications above, the following admission criteria also need to be satisfied before a recommendation for admission can be made

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design Career Opportunities

Students who have completed a Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design open a number of doors for themselves within the visual arts and particularly ceramic design fields. Ceramic design includes the design of sculptures, pottery and architecture. It is also important to look at ways to effectively and safely care for and display ceramic pieces. Our students will have an in-depth understand of the ceramic design field and be able to contribute to this industry through their own artwork and creativity. Students could consider careers as designers within ceramics as well as gallery owners or continue research into new techniques and ceramic materials that could further development of the ceramic industry.

Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design


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