The 1,200 square metre smithy—the largest academic metal workshop in the world—offers enormous possibilities for multifaceted, three-dimensional work, fabrication, and experimental metal work. Our facilities—including eight coal-fired forges, power hammers, presses, and tools for cutting, welding, small bronze casting, and working with sheet metal—offer everything you need to realise your ideas. Our students are often recognised for pushing the boundaries of the craft in international exhibitions, publications, symposia, and awards. Additionally, we collaborate closely with other important Programmes in the field, such as Carbondale, Hereford, Hildesheim, and Tallinn, and have an active exchange of students and teachers.
The Master’s in Applied Arts and Design challenges how you perceive materials and space with three specialisations: metal art, textile–body–space, and wood-oriented furniture design.
You will develop critical perspectives in relation to society and current debates while pursuing your own projects. As a student specialising in metal art, you will engage in a hands-on, explorative approach through material and process, and are encouraged to reflect on your future role as an artist in the public, private, or gallery realm.