Applied Arts (4 years including foundation year)s

In Wrexham

£ 240 + VAT


  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Wrexham (Wales)

  • Start

    Different dates available


Why choose this course? This course focuses on the high quality craft skills needed to be a professional maker, developing your material and design skills through glass, ceramics, metal, jewellery and mixed media.

The course will 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.

A strong emphasis is placed 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.


 This course is also available to study as an integrated masters MDes Applied Arts.

You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BA (Hons) Applied Arts (4 years including foundation year) UCAS code: W202

*Please note the foundation year of this course is only available for 2017 entry.  




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Mold Road, LL11 2AW


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  • IT
  • Skills and Training
  • Materials
  • Design
  • Media
  • Quality Training
  • Art
  • Quality
  • Glass
  • Ceramics

Course programme

  • Wales Comic ConThe North Wales School of Art & Design at Wrexham Glyndŵr was named as the best place to study Art in Wales in the Guardian University league tables 2016 and also ranked 12th out of all UK universities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent gallery and commercial links, with the focus on craft skills to enable you to become exceptional makers.
  • Field and research trips to art galleries and important collections, exhibitions, festivals and design seminars nationally and internationally and Study abroad opportunities through the Erasmus Scheme – we have links with France, Bulgaria, Finland, Spain and the Polish Academy of Art in Katowice.
  • Artists in residence opportunities available for both our graduates and established professionals. This is a real benefit both in supporting makers and giving a valuable experience to our current students.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Introduces you to the breadth of materials and techniques within the Applied Arts, where you have the opportunity to work across all the material areas, experimenting with glass, ceramics, metal and mixed media.


  • Contextual Studies 1
  • Creative Futures 1
  • Introductory Subject Studies (Applied Arts)
  • Principles and Processes (Applied Arts)
  • Ideas and Concepts (Applied Arts)
  • Media and Techniques (Applied Arts)

Year 2 (Level 5)

Expands your making skills within your main material choice, developing a depth of knowledge and understanding about materials and craft skills and allowing you advance your own creative style. The key professional skills of understanding market, publicity and costings are also developed through practical projects.


  • Contextual Studies
  • Creative Futures 2
  • Extended Practice (Applied Arts)
  • Practice in Context (Applied Arts)
  • Specialist Study (Applied Arts)

Year 3 (Level 4)

Allows you to realise your ideas in the direction of your choice, with students developing their own individual themes to produce collections, demonstrating high quality making skills and innovative design solutions.


  • Contextual Studies 3
  • Creative Futures 3
  • Negotiated Study 1 (Applied Arts)
  • Negotiated Study 2 (Applied Arts)

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Applied Arts (4 years including foundation year)s

£ 240 + VAT