12 months
32000 GBP/year
13500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Contemporary Art Practice from Royal College of Art is a cutting-edge MA programme in the School of Arts & Humanities that is driven by a post-medium, critical approach to the making and reception of art, where theory and practice come together to form new ways of responding to the contemporary world.  


Contemporary Art Practice from Royal College of Art  supports the development of your art practice within a responsive, dialogical and critical environment with an emphasis on wider political issues – critically interrogating art production in relation to urgent socio-political contexts as well as questioning and redefining practice.

Students at Contemporary Art Practice from Royal College of Art will:

  • Interrogate and articulate the intentions of their work in relation to the critical and conceptual context of contemporary art practice; 
  • Plan and produce work that is informed by contemporary art research and practice both independently and as a responsive member of the artistic and wider community; 
  • Position and develop their awareness of the core areas of their research and practice and how this is situated within and contributes to the wider field of contemporary art practice;  
  • Demonstrate originality, imagination and curiosity in how they build on existing strategies in their approach to art making;

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Situating Contemporary Art Practice 
  • College-wide
  • The Demonstrating Contemporary Art Practice
  • The Independent Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must normally have obtained a good relevant undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. 
  • Portfolio requirements
  • English-language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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