Crafts and Design at the University for the Creative Arts, based in Farnham, United Kingdom, is a dedicated subject area containing a family of specialist courses including glass, ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, textiles, product design, and hand embroidery. Our commitment to crafts and design reflects both our long and distinguished tradition within it and our passionate belief in its continuing relevance and future. Collaboration between courses is encouraged, providing a unique community where students can share their creative process and inspire one another.

We pride ourselves on our extensive industry-standard facilities. The campus is home to workshops for ceramics, glass, wood, textiles, and metals. Students are free to experiment, with assistance from technicians and academics who have extensive industry experience in their field.

MA Jewellery
This course gives design professionals and graduates the opportunity to explore new areas of research and individual design identity. The course is suited to highly motivated and talented people who wish to work at the forefront of their creative discipline. It's a project-led and studio-based course with close tutorial guidance. Rigorous research will encourage you to explore a wide range of approaches, from traditional to contemporary influences of art, craft, design, and technology.

BA (Hons) Glass Ceramics Jewellery Metalwork
Our degree gives you the opportunity to explore different disciplines before pursuing one as a specialist focus. With no previous knowledge or expertise required, this course fully equips you to initiate and develop creative ideas whilst offering you the freedom to work with a range of materials.

Programme Leaders

Rebecca Skeels, MA Jewellery
Rebecca Skeels is postgraduate subject leader in the School of Crafts & Design at UCA based in Farnham. She teaches students in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, sharing her considerable knowledge and expertise through collaboration and various types of projects. Rebecca contributes to art and craft professions throughout the country as a member of the board of directors for the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ), which includes some of the UK’s leading jewellers and theorists. She is also a member of the board of trustees for the New Ashgate Gallery, and a member of the executive committee for the Hand Engravers Association.

Colin Webster, BA (Hons) Glass Ceramics Jewellery Metalwork
Colin Webster is the course leader for our BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork course at Farnham. His specialist practice is focused on glass, but he teaches and lectures across all material areas in both theory and practice. Colin, who graduated in Three Dimensional Design and Glass from WSCAD and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA, has been a practising designer and glass artist for over 30 years and has lived and worked in the UK, Scandinavia, and USA. Before joining UCA, Colin was a founder member of the Contemporary Glass Society and editor of Glass Network magazine.

 

RECENT GRADUATES: If you recently received a degree--BA, BFA, MA, or MFA--from this university, everything you need to know to upload your graduate portfolio can be found at this link 

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Rebecca Skeels
Rebecca Skeels, Postgraduate Subject Leader, photo: Rebecca Skeels
Rebecca Skeels
Rebecca Skeels, 2012, Pair of Crows, rings, silver, steel, various, photo: artist
Colin Webster
Colin Webster, BA (Hon) Course Leader, photo: Colin Webster
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University for the Creative Arts Forge, photo: Rebecca Skeels
University for the Creative Arts Jewellery benches
University for the Creative Arts Jewellery benches, photo: Rebecca Skeels
University for the Creative Arts metalsmithing area
University for the Creative Arts metalsmithing area, photo: Rebecca Skeels
University for the Creative Arts polishing area
University for the Creative Arts polishing area, photo: Rebecca Skeels
University for the Creative Arts
Rebecca Skeels
Rebecca Skeels
Colin Webster
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University for the Creative Arts Jewellery benches
University for the Creative Arts metalsmithing area
University for the Creative Arts polishing area

Graduate Portfolios