We currently host research students from USA, China, Japan, Korea, Poland, France, Ireland and UK. We are part of a prestigious Arts and Humanities research Council funded Block Grant Partnership with Northumbria University which has funded five research project over the last five years in glass and ceramics subjects.
PhDs with a practice-based element are a relatively new phenomenon in art and design subjects. Although known for approximately twenty years, the growth of PhDs in this area began around 1992 when polytechnics, traditionally the home of art and design, were designated as 'new universities'. This encouraged the growth of a research culture in 'practice based' art and design departments. Consequently the PhD, the standard training in research, has emerged in these subject areas.
MPhil and PhD
A higher degree by research involves training in research methods and the execution of a piece of supervised research. This involves the systematic high-level study of a problem, question or topic and the presentation of the results in the form of a written thesis. In glass or ceramics this will often involve the submission of practical creative work as well as written work. To obtain the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), a candidate is expected to investigate a topic and to make an original contribution to knowledge. Research at Master of Philosophy (MPhil) level should represent an extension of existing knowledge, although the demands of originality and sustained systematic enquiry are less than those required for PhD. The minimum registration periods for MPhil is 18 months full-time and 30 months part-time, for PhD it is 30 months full-time and 42 months part-time. PhD by previous published papers and professional Doctorates are other offered routes.
Head of Enterprise, Commissioning & the Studio
I am Head of Enterprise, Commissioning and the Studio at National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, England and am a member of the Senior Management Team.
My practice is interdisciplinary combining drawing, sculpture and film.
I am an Israeli artist based in the UK working primarily in kiln cast glass.
Glass Maker and Artist
I have worked at National Glass Centre since finishing my degree in 2005.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Sara Jo Harrison joined National Glass Centre in 2012 to support the Centre's marketing and Communications strategy.
My work uses a range of media which acknowledges the interface between both traditional practice and new media.
Learning and Engagement Officer
Rachel joined National Glass Centre in 2007 to support the Centre's learning and engagement programme having completed MA Glass the previous year.
Kalki Mansel is one of National Glass Centre's resident glass artists.
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