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Art Practice, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Develop your artistic skills and understanding of research driven practice through the MA Art Practice course from Wrexham Glyndwr University. As your creativity matures, this course will allow you to advance your skills through the practice of contemporary and traditional methods of production, reflective approaches to studio activity and academic enquiry.  


Key features of the Art Practice programme offered by the Wrexham Glyndwr University:

  • You will work with experienced artists and designers.
  • Opportunity to learn new skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, animation, illustration, graphics, graphic novels, ceramics, glass and jewellery metalwork.
  • Take part in Creative Futures, an event to focus upon career options for those with creative skills with visiting speakers from a wide range of art and design professions.
  • Take the opportunity to collaborate or form a collective to enhance your career potential
  • Showcase your work in the university Gallery Sycharth, School of Creative Arts or other external venues.
  • Explore your potential as a researcher as you learn about the methods and protocols of supervised study.


Master’s degree students are creative and innovative so find opportunities for career development in many fields of activity.  Recent graduates have commenced careers as self employed artist/designers, lecturers, illustrators, special needs facilitators, theatrical prop makers, game designers.

Programme Structure


  • Engagement, Immersion and Practice – Develop your knowledge of, and draw inspiration from, the creative resources available to artists by visiting and researching works of historical and contemporary significance.
  • Research Methods and Application – Learn about ways that artists and other professionals manage research tasks and practice ways of making your research sharable, communicable and useful in the way your studio practice develops.
  • Transitional Skills – Be a reflective and reflexive learner by undertaking a strategic analysis of your own work and intended outcomes.  You will be expected to formulate a strategy that focuses development on specific skills pertinent to your particular needs and work towards attaining higher levels of attainment with your tutors.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details: We advise international students to apply as early as possible to allow us sufficient time to process your application.
    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      • Full-time duration 12 months
      • Average part-time duration 24 months
      • Intensity Flexible
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    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.

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    General Requirements

    • We currently require an initial degree in a relevant subject, classified as First Class or 2:1, or evidence of recent activity in the subject equivalent to these classifications as determined by interview.
    • Overseas students can submit their port-folio and statement of intent digitally if they are unable to visit the university in person.
    • All applicants are expected to hold a good and relevant initial degree, or provide a port folio of their own work, demonstrating equivalence to an initial degree.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        12504 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        5748 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 5750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
      • Part time fees: EU/EEA - 2,825 GBP per year.

      Living costs for Wrexham

      • 500 - 800 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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