What will I learn?

MRes Art: Moving Image 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 recognize 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.


Our Postgraduate Art Programme 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 organizations, collections and galleries, and includes opportunities for interaction and networking according to your personal career direction.

Which department am I in?

School of Art

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£12,940.00 (US$ 17,695) 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 May 2022

Start date

19 April 2022


Central Saint Martins

1 Granary Square,


N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

Entry requirements

For international students

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows: an honours degree; or an equivalent EU/international qualification. Language requirements: IELTS level 7.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking; TOEFL IBT overall score 100.

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


About University of the Arts London

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