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Painting

Royal College of Art

M.A.
24 months
Duration
28400 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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About

The Painting Programme approaches the practice of painting as a self-reflexive, critical activity that draws on a wealth of varied historical, material and conceptual accomplishments related to the medium and its objects. The Programme aims to provide an expansive and inclusive platform on which to engage with current issues and debates surrounding the challenges and location of painting as a part of contemporary art practice. 

Overview

The Painting Programme approaches the practice of painting as a self-reflexive, critical activity that draws on a wealth of varied historical, material and conceptual accomplishments related to the medium and its objects. The Programme aims to provide an expansive and inclusive platform on which to engage with current issues and debates surrounding the challenges and location of painting as a part of contemporary art practice. 

The curriculum is designed to develop a student's individual professional practice, research and orientation in relation to their studio work and how they present that work and their practice professionally to others. Our students are here to reflect upon and play out what kind of artists they want to be, with the ultimate aim of enabling a sustainable and meaningful practice as professional practitioners. The Painting Programme is a world leader in research and practice and is committed to broadening the understanding of our discipline in all its forms. 

The Programme offers: 

  • excellent teaching by leading practitioners, writers and curators 
  • dedicated studio spaces 
  • opportunities for exchanges to international institutions, studio residences abroad, and an annual study trip 
  • a major exhibition in the form of final Show before graduation, as well as the opportunity to present work in progress
  • competitive opportunities for teaching/lecturing placements in undergraduate colleges throughout the UK.

Programme Structure

  • During the first year of the Programme, students undertake three units of study: Unit 1A, Unit 1B and CHS. These units are each worth 40 credits and assessed through a combination of continuous and summative assessment methods. 
  • During the second year of the Programme students undertake three units of study: Unit 2A (40 credits), Unit 2B (60 Credits) and SoAH School Unit (20 Credits). These units are assessed through a combination of continuous and summative assessment methods. In their second year a relevant personal tutor (other than that in their first year) is assigned to support the development of their practice. Students produce a self-initiated body of work, which is evaluated and discussed in group critiques and tutorials throughout the year. 
For more information, please visit programme website.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application procedure focuses on searching out those candidates that are highly motivated, independent and demonstrate they have the critical skills necessary to develop and further their existing ideas.
  • Students apply from all kinds of backgrounds, but generally having completed a BA degree. 
  • While many students enter the course after years of independent work, we also accept students directly from undergraduate courses.
  • Ultimately we want to attract to the course those artists who want to work in a supportive environment and have the drive and ambition to realise the full potential of their studio practice, in turn energising their peer group.
  • Digital Portofolio
  • Interview (if invited)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

UK and EU students receive a subsidy from the British Government and pay a reduced fee. To qualify for the home or EU rate of tuition fees you will need to meet certain strict conditions related to your nationality, visa status and residency. 

To find out more about how fee status is assessed, visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).

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