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Art and Design

Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

M.A.
18 months
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15280 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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About

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.

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Overview

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. 

Careers

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

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

  • International

    15280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.

Funding

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