With unique opportunities including internships with our partner Hearst Magazines UK, we have worked together to design an outward-facing and flexible Master’s to help develop your individual ambitions and prepare you for professional creative practice.
This flexible and project-based MA in Art and Design at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts is open to graduates from any art or design subject. During the intensive 12-month programme in our central Cambridge studios, you will explore and advance your knowledge of your chosen specialist area, develop confidence in digital skills and communication, and find inspiration and exciting new directions by experimenting with methods, materials and processes that develop your individual approach.
MA Art &and Design gives you the flexibility to study your chosen art or design subject specialism within one Master’s course. The emphasis is on the development of a professional portfolio and an independent MA project that builds skills and extends your knowledge of your subject area, including:
- Fine Art Practice
- Spatial Design, and Styling and Design for Interiors
- 3D, Product Design and Craft
- Photography and Moving Image
The course sits alongside our specialist programmes in Fashion: Design, Fashion: Branding & Creative Communication, Visual Communication: Graphic Design and Visual Communication: Illustration & Animation, offering you the flexibility to specialise or work across subjects.
The course provides students with the experience and expertise to pursue career possibilities in the expanding creative industries and cultural sector in the UK and worldwide, including media, publishing and magazine opportunities offered by Hearst. Graduates of MA Art & Design have gone on to careers in magazine design and publishing; freelance and in-house graphic design; teaching and art and design education; fashion business and retail.
- Experimental Practice
- Research Practice
- Focusing Practice
- Creative Futures
- Final Major Project
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Fashion Design Graphic Design View 110 other Masters in Fashion Design in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successfully completed an Undergraduate Degree in an art & design or related subject.
- CSVPA recognises a wide variety of qualifications and/or relevant experience and encourages applications from all people, with a demonstrable interest and experience in their subject.
- In some cases students may be required to complete a Graduate Diploma.
International15280 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22920 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
EU/EEA9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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