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 & 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:
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.
This programme offers outstanding specialist tuition combined with extensive academic contact and studio access. As a Master’s student you benefit from:
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
Portfolio & Personal Statement
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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