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Art - Moving Image

University of the Arts London (UAL)

24 months
12940 GBP/year
5610 GBP/year
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The Art - Moving Image programme from University of the Arts London (UAL) explores the rich histories, theories and aesthetics that have led artists to turn to film and video.


Why choose this course at Central Saint Martins

  • Collaboration with LUX: You will benefit from MRes Art: Moving Image’s strong link with LUX, a key UK agency for the support and promotion of artists' moving image practice. You will have unique access its wide network of collaborating institutions, artists and professionals working with the moving image.
  • Collections and archives: You will have access to the UK's only significant collection of artists' film and video works and the largest such collection in Europe, held by LUX. You will also have use of the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection, held at Central Saint Martins.
  • Leaders in the field: Central Saint Martins was one of the first educational establishments to recognise the importance of the moving image as an art medium. It continues to lead scholarship through its academic activities and related archives – such as the Moving Image Forum and the British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection.
  • Post-studies success: After graduation, you will be well placed to pursue a range of careers in artists' moving image culture. You may go on to doctoral research, choose to work within curating, film programming, distribution, publishing or journalism, or continue your own practice in moving image.

Careers and alumni

The Art - Moving Image programme from University of the Arts London (UAL) offers valuable opportunities to build transferable professional knowledge and skills. The exchange of perspectives with others through shared units, reading groups and debates helps establish stimulating and productive networks.

The focus on proposing and developing a major independent programme of study is supported by a shared professional practice lecture series featuring guest speakers plus opportunities to attend symposia and critique work in progress across subject areas. The Postgraduate Art Programme has wide-ranging links with professional organisations, collections and galleries, and includes opportunities for interaction and networking according to your personal career direction.

MRes Art: Moving Image is unique in its relationship with LUX, the national public arts agency that explores ideas around artists' moving image and supports practice through a range of activities including distribution of works, exhibitions, education publishing and research. The pathway is supported by professional expertise from LUX and benefits from its extensive connections.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MRes Art: Moving Image offers an ambitious, discursive and critical framework in which you will engage with the implications of artists' moving image. 
  • The pathway has a strong professional focus. This is characterised by the unique link with LUX, the London-based agency for artists' moving image. This provides mentoring and support to student-directed symposia and screenings.
  • The pathway proposes new approaches to the history and theory of moving image culture. While laying the foundations for an in-depth knowledge of the subject, it also promotes artists' moving image as an evolving field of study. 
  • Rather than following established historical trajectories, it presents an integrated series of screenings, seminars and readings of key texts. Gallery visits and lectures augment the seminar programme.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: 

  • An honours degree
  • Or an equivalent EU/international qualification. 

Tuition Fee

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    12940 GBP/year
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    5610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5610 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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