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MAArt and Design

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The course is primarily aimed at students who wish to establish their
artistic and creative practice at a professional level, working as
independent artists and designers. You will be encouraged to take
advantage of exhibition and competition opportuntities.

During this course you will:

  • Have the flexibility to develop practical art and design skills
    across a range of art and design disciplines
  • Experience a unique multi-disciplinary course offering the
    opportunity to engage in a range of creative practices and critical
  • Benefit from your own studio space with access to excellent
    facilities including printmaking, computers, video and photography,
    and materials workshops
  • Experience a teaching and learning strategy that is aimed at
    giving a robust focus to your artistic or design practice
  • Benefit from one-to-one contact with staff with an emphasis on
    your personal creative development
  • Benefit from strong links with the Research Institute of Media,
    Art and Design

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Contemporary issues in art and design
  • Visual culture and critical theory
  • Studio practice as research
  • Professional studio practice


Career opportunities


Careers development is integrated into the course and the course
seeks to provide you with an awareness of the real world context of
the creative industries in general and your specific art and design
practice. You will be helped to develop a strategy for obtaining
appropriate employment at the end of your course.

Professional practice will be emphasised as part of all learning



Whilst this award is principally conceived as the means by which you
might embark on a career as a practising artist or designer it also
provides you with knowledge, skills and expertise that is highly
transferable within the creative industries. As you will be used to
thinking and working creatively and critically with a keen sensitivity
for visual communication, employment in the galleries and museums
sector, public or community arts participation or arts education is
also an option.

Further study:

Following the masters course, you may wish to register for MPhil/PhD

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States