MA Art & Design with pathways

The MA in Art and Design programme as a whole is designed for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Art and Design. In the MA you will submit a written dissertation, and, if wished, a practical piece of work. You choose the balance between these theoretical and practical interests. Typically students might include teachers, aspiring artists, aspiring academics, or recent graduates in Art and/or Design who wish to further their professional practice.

The MA encourages you to develop your practice in a critical yet supportive environment. Our aim is to enable you to sustain your practice and to succeed at the highest level. In order to help to work towards this, you will be allocated a personal tutor and subject-specialist member of academic staff. However you will also have access to and guidance from other specialists in each area.

We offer our MA in a number of specialist pathways.

Specialist Pathways:

Art History through Practice
Art, Science and Technology
Death and Visual Culture
Design Futures

Module Descriptors

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Career Potential

The programme is mainly intended for art and design graduates who want to explore intellectual and creative territories that are current and challenging. MA graduates are well placed to pursue their career as either practicing artists, designers or communicators in a variety of professional or creative industries contexts, or to develop their careers in education and academia.

Additional cost of Postgraduate study in CSAD

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Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff
School: Cardiff School of Art & Design
Course Length: One year full-time or two years part-time.
Entry Requirements: Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Fine Art discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiental Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.

In addition those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS or have achieved a specified equivalent qualification standard. This is based upon a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 with specific minimum sub-test scores of: Reading: 6.0; Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0, Listening: 6.5.

We also recognise the value of prior learning and experience within related fields. This is based upon either demonstrable evidence of assessed learning outcomes with equivalence, or equivalent experience where students “have learned in similarly ambitious ways”. Such claims must be approved at the time of enrolment.

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Bursaries and Scholarships:
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• International applicants:

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Postgraduate Certificate in Research Skills (CRS)

This qualification offers a detailed and comprehensive introduction to the range of methods, strategies and debates which can apply to art and design research.

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Cardiff School of Art & Design,
Cardiff Metropolitan University,
Llandaff Campus,
Western Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)29 2020 5898

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