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What will I learn?

MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s supports a broad range of experimental practices. It will test and challenge your practice, bringing it into a contemporary critical context. Our research-based teaching strategies actively seek to extend your experience and skills. We work responsively to your changing needs as individuals. We also encourage collaborative projects in relation to your work.

The course is home to a wide range of international artists. Our students work in many media including painting, sculpture, print, installation, time-based and digital. The course offers an environment where complex social, cultural and artistic viewpoints are negotiated. Artmaking in this context is a testing ground for ideas and media. Artists who study with us are open to change not just in expanding their practices but in creating new positions. Our focus is on student-centred learning, bringing your work and the way you make and imagine practice to critical scrutiny. You will develop your individual research into confident, sustained practice.

We place an emphasis on the investigation of materials and processes of fabrication; the intelligence of the work is in the making and the approach to realisation. The MA Fine Art course itself has a track record of innovative teaching. There are opportunities to work with students from different disciplines and at different levels of qualification and this can happen through the extended, digital, campus as well as focused projects. Recent examples have investigated sound-based practices, archival work, virtual reality, photogrammetry, digital publication and animation. These projects strengthen critical engagement with contemporary technologies of making and dissemination. They also work as forums for cross-course and transdisciplinary exchange and collaboration.

An intensive programme of study will develop your skills and knowledge of research methods in art-related fields. Your learning will extend across our postgraduate Art programme, offering opportunities to meet your peers and to become familiar with the College’s research community. On the course, we aim to provide you with a range of opportunities and learning experiences, giving you a broad skill set to go out into professional life.

Careers

Career possibilities for fine art graduates have expanded in recent years in line with increased opportunities in contemporary arts generally, in London and internationally. Alternative pathways for MA Fine Art graduates include residency programmes, performance festivals, teaching, and practising in the community. There are also opportunities in critical writing, curating and further research degree study.

Recent MA Fine Art alumni activity demonstrates the breadth of student activity within the subject, with many of our fine art graduates prominent in galleries, competitions and events.

Which department am I in?

Art Studies

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,725.00 (US$ 20,267) per year
This fee is correct for 2021/22 entry and is subject to change for 2022/23 entry. Tuition fees for international students may increase by up to 5% in each future year of your course.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 19 April 2022

Venue

Central Saint Martins

1 Granary Square,

London,

N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Application to a postgraduate course usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Our IELTS requirements vary depending on the course and level of study. Minimum score for IELTS: 5.0.

For international students

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: an honours degree or an equivalent EU/international qualification. IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL ibt 90 with Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London has been ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for its Foundation Diploma
  • 2 of top 4 undergraduate fashion courses are taught at UAL
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for industry connections
  • UAL alumni have won awards including Golden Globes and Oscars