Glyndwr University

BA (Hons) Applied Art

Why choose this course?

This Applied Art course focuses on the high-quality craft skills needed to be a professional maker. Develop your material and design skills through ceramics, metal, jewellery and mixed media.

Students will:

  • Be able to understand the importance of high-quality making, originality and how to generate personal responses to materials and processes.
  • Develop creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Be able to combine their conceptual and technical skills in applied arts with the professional skills needed to be a successful maker.
  • Develop interpersonal skills through collaborative projects and teamwork.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements for BA (Hons) Applied Art 80-112 UCAS Tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent.

The Applied Art programme team welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

Designers who can respond creatively to applied art and design problems remain in high demand.

Our graduates have careers in a wide range of areas including education, restoration work, museums and retail. A proportion go on to work in or set up their own galleries.

Course Details

Key course features

  • Excellent gallery and commercial links, with the focus on craft skills to enable you to become exceptional makers.
  • Focus is placed on developing your business skills in areas such as pricing, publicity and marketing; we are consistently praised by external examiners for how well prepared our students are for professional life.
  • You will be taught by a dedicated team of research-active practitioners who exhibit their own work both nationally and internationally.
  • Work on live projects, exhibitions, competitions and commissions for public and private clients; this will give you confidence for your future career, for example, when approaching galleries and retail outlets with your work.


History and Context
Creative Futures 1
Visual Communication
Material Exploration
Craft Processes
Material and Language


Critical Thinking
Creative Futures: Making a Living
Extended Practice (Applied Arts)
Art Practice
Practice in Context
Specialist Study (Applied Arts)


Creative Futures: Professional Practice
Negotiated Practice
Applied Art Degree Project

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