Art Education, Culture and Practice, M.A. | University College London (UCL) | London, United Kingdom
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Art Education, Culture and Practice

12 months
26198 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Art Education, Culture and Practice MA at University College London (UCL) examines the relationship between art practice, culture and pedagogy and enables students to develop an innovative approach to educational research across sites for education, such as art colleges, schools, galleries and alternative spaces for art education.


You will learn about art education and its social and cultural impact through both practice and theory. Key issues addressed throughout the programme include access and inclusion, globalisation, embodiment, discourses of creativity, the ‘educational turn' in curation, socially engaged practice, alternative educational models and digital technologies.

The Art Education, Culture and Practice programme at University College London (UCL) fosters a supportive and critically engaged community in which you will gain experience of  conducting research into different contexts and possibilities for art education using appropriate methodologies.


MA students develop confidence in articulating an educational philosophy and have a strong record of success in obtaining leadership roles in arts organisations and education.

Alumni are currently working as lecturers in further and higher education, heads of arts faculties in secondary schools, freelance artist educators in galleries and museums as well as careers advisers for the arts.

Many students use the course to explore new areas of critical and creative inquiry which has led to the establishment of alternative models outside of formal education or the development of socially engaged art practices. Graduates have been very successful entering PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice-based Research in Art & Design Education
  • Alternative Models for Art Education
  • Dissertation on Art Education, Culture and Practice
  • Contemporary Art and Artists in Education
  • Material & Virtual Cultures: Trans-forming The Museum And Gallery Experience
  • Curation and Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in an art/art theory/art history specialism is required together with professional experience in formal or informal educational contexts e.g. in schools, colleges, galleries or residencies.
  • All applicants, who meet the entry criteria, are interviewed and asked to show examples of their own artwork or curatorial practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26198 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26198 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £5,900
  • International: £13,100

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.


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.

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