MA Art + Design


This course is open to applicants from a range of art and design disciplines and practices. It provides a distinctive learning experience with an emphasis on both theory and practice, with the aim of questioning previous practice in order to help students develop and establish a robust and focused approach to their work. The course draws on a strong art and design research culture, balanced by a focus on the actual production of art works and design.

You will be encouraged to consider the nature of your creative practice, as well as the ideas and issues that concern you as an artist or designer. We would expect you to be an independent and creative thinker and, with tutorial support, develop a practice that best suits your creative intentions.


Through studio practice, seminars, research and critical writing, you will engage in a contemporary art and design discourse and locate your work in a cultural and critical context, whilst establishing your practice at a professional level. You will need to be able to draw on expertise in critical theory and visual culture, graphic design and illustration, interior design and interior architecture, fine art, photography, video art, fashion, animation and motion graphics.