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Contemporary Craft (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
York, United Kingdom
This studio-based course provides the opportunity to learn through experience whilst simultaneously requiring learners to engage with social and historical issues that inform current practice.
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The ability to solve problems and an understanding of form, function and design principles are developed through direct involvement with materials and processes. Students are encouraged to consider relationships between the content of work and the practical concerns of making.

The taught programme is broad in its scope and offers the opportunity to work in art, craft or design based areas, or a combination of these, and encourages an enquiring flexible approach. Work in a range of 3D materials is encouraged in the conviction that a breadth of experience is intrinsically valuable in developing students' aptitudes for making comparisons between different forms and functions, and for informing and enriching the work in 3D contemporary crafts.

Emphasis is placed on individual development and increasing self-reliance. The course is intended to enable students to make informed choices based on sound information and critical judgement. Students are encouraged to express their ideas and to develop analytical ability through lectures, seminar discussions and gallery visits. Students gain understanding of their work in the context of past practice, professional contemporary work, and the current climate of debate.

Through a sequence of modules students are prepared for professional practice and are offered the opportunity to engage in work placements and live projects run in association with regional and national organisations including businesses, galleries and schools. Students will also develop an understanding of the critical and cultural world in which their work exists, and the business and ethical concerns of the contemporary craftsperson in relation to new developments in craft practices made possible through digital technologies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Standard entry: 64 UCAS Tariff points or equivalent (MPP) 
  • L2 English
  • Non-standard entry: Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered. Applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter the course through their personal statement.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • International Students should call the International team at York College 
  • Part time - 3600 GBP/year

Living costs for York

  • 646 - 1130 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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