Art and Design, M.A. | Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts | Cambridge, United Kingdom
18 months
16660 GBP/year
9990 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The MA in Art and Design at Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts is a contemporary postgraduate programme that develops the skills, confidence and creative expertise needed for careers in art, design and the creative industries.


Key facts

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.

Subject Specialisms

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Practice
  • Research Practice
  • Focusing Practice
  • Creative Futures
  • Final Major Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24990 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    9990 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14985 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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.

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