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Applied Arts*

BA (Hons)
Applied Arts*


in the UK for overall satisfaction (Others in creative arts and design)*


Artists in residence opportunities available


taught by a dedicated team of research-active practitioners

UCAS code: W201

Year of entry: 2019

UCAS Tariff: 112

Duration: 3 YRS (FT) 6YRS (PT)

Institution code: G53

Location: Wrexham

Why choose this course?


Develop your material and design skills through Ceramics, Metal, Jewellery and mixed media. This Applied Arts course focuses on the high-quality craft skills needed to be a professional maker.


The BA(Hons) Applied Arts programmes enable students to understand the importance of high-quality making, originality and how to generate personal responses to materials and processes.


We encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to produce graduates who can combine their conceptual and technical skills in Applied Arts with the professional skills needed to be a successful maker.


Designers who can respond creatively to applied art and design problems remain in high demand. We place a strong emphasis on the language of design through exploration and expression of ideas and use of materials processes and practices.


Our courses promote excellent communication skills and professional aspects of practice and encourage innovative and interdisciplinary use of media and materials. There is also a strong emphasis on developing interpersonal skills through collaborative projects and teamwork.

Overall satisfaction in the subject areas art and others in creative art and design (including Applied Arts) was the highest in Wales. (WGU analysis of unpublished NSS data 2018)


*Subject to validation As part of its continuous quality assurance and enhancement, the University has new and updated courses in development. The details of these courses are in the process of being finalised and are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by their validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.



You can also choose to study this course as a four year integrated Masters MDes Applied Arts UCAS Code: 3M18 or as a foundation year BA Hons Applied Art (with foundation year)


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