Mosaic Studies, Diploma (1 year)


Learning aims and outcomes

The diploma course will be a one year option to cover the key elements of design and making mosaics for art students who want a broad knowledge of mosaic making, its history and potential.

Course outline

  • Introduction to Fabrication: Introduction to tools, techniques and materials: nippers working with ceramic and vitreous glass, hammer and hardie working with smalti and marble; studying surfaces and substrates; professional practice with focus on setting up a studio and documenting and recording projects (60 credits)
  • History of Mosaic 1: Classical and Roman Mosaics, Byzantine and Western Mosaics from the 4th Century (For the Diploma only students there are a couple of extra sessions to give them an overview into Modern and Contemporary Mosaics) (30 credits)
  • Ways of Seeing 1: Color theory and geometry for mosaic, life drawing, art philosophy (30 credits)


On successful completion of our Diploma in Mosaic Studies, the student can apply to continue their studies into the 2nd year on our Degree Course.

Open days

There are regular Open Days where prospective students can learn about the course. They are advertised in our our Events section.


Students are expected to complete the course in 2 years. They will take 60 credits each year instead of the 120 in full-time mode.