Prepare for a career as a professional artist. Independently develop your practical work, research skills and critical thinking, with support from our experienced staff and visiting artists. Test out your ideas in a professional environment and gain invaluable experience of exhibiting, curation and collaboration.
Our Master s course will allow you to investigate a range of approaches used in fine art, from painting, sculpture, and printmaking, to more contemporary media such as photography, video, digital media, installation, sound and performance.
You ll spend much of your time working and researching independently – but you ll also learn about recent theories, contexts and practices in lectures, seminars and one-to-one tutorials.
We ll give you the chance to test out your ideas in a professional environment, and to pick up important transferable skills for your career through group and individual presentations and critiques, exhibiting, curation and critical writing.
Here at Cambridge School of Art, you ll be supported by lecturers who are themselves experienced artists. So as well as having access to artists who are working across many disciplines at the forefront of contemporary art practice, you ll receive invaluable advice and direction for your future career.
You might also be interested in our MA Printmaking .
You won’t need to pay fees until you’ve accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.
Funding for UK EU students
There’s no statutory funding for postgraduate study. However, we offer a number of scholarships and we’ve put together guidance on where to start researching funding options .
Students taking up a place on this course are eligible to apply for the Mark Wood Art and Design Scholarship. This is a financial award to recognise and encourage excellence. For more details and the application form, please visit our Making a Difference website.
Funding for international students
We’ve a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Your portfolio should:
- show examples of your recent visual practice and, where possible, include work that represents some of the themes and areas that you would like to develop on the course. Your examples could take the form of original artworks or good-quality reproductions in hard copy or digital form
- contain evidence of visual or textual research that has informed the development of your practice.
If you re an international applicant, please host your portfolio online if possible and let us know the URL, or email it to us as a PDF. We ll also accept CDs or hardcopy sent by post to our International Admissions Office, but please note that these will not be returned to you.
I mportant additional notes
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you’ll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses .
Improving your English language skills
If you don’t meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers .