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Overview

In workshops, seminars and guest lectures, you will work alongside practising artists, and you will also have access to our outstanding studio facilities where you will hone your expertise and drive your creativity and career forward.

You will work on live projects and collaborations affiliated with external partners and agencies within our city, including Leeds City Art Gallery and The Henry Moore Institute, and beyond Leeds in cities such as Birmingham, London and Amsterdam. You will also be partnered with a mentor - a renowned contemporary artist or curator - who will offer critical and constructive feedback, enabling you to reflect and improve your working practices.

Career

This Professional Practice in Art and Design from Leeds Beckett University is ideal if you are aiming to develop your skills as a practising artist, designer, curator, publisher, writer or filmmaker. You might also be looking to bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate study, or you may be hoping to set up your own enterprise. You could also broaden your employment prospects through work undertaken with industry professionals during your time on the course.

  • Gallery Curator
  • Exhibition Manager
  • Artist/Designer
  • Studio Manager

Programme Structure

  • Whether you are a recent graduate, someone who is looking to develop your own business further, or you are simply looking to reignite your passion for the creative arts, this short course is the ideal step which will allow you to research, develop and flourish in an area which is of particular interest to you.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Art or Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. 
  • All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5950 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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