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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

As a graduate from an art and design discipline, you will find this course balancing the practical – exploring and developing your own art and design work – with a strong culture of research.

You will develop essential career management skills, such as self-managing your learning and development, together with specialist skills chosen from: advertising design, graphic design, illustration, interior design or interior architecture, fine art, photography and video art, fashion, animation, motion graphics and interactive design.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Why choose this course?

  • Study with staff who are established tutors and practitioners in your chosen field and who place emphasis on your personal creative development
  • Explore a range of art and design disciplines as you develop both research and practical skills to help you work directly in contemporary arts or access careers such as art administration/promotion, community arts projects or further study on an MPhil or PhD
  • Develop both self-reliance and career management skills as you produce creative and realistic solutions to complex problems and build on your professional attitude to creative practice and enterprise
  • Gain a deep understanding of the artistic, critical and cultural contexts associated with Art and Design to enable you to better understand the value of your work
  • Benefit from access to a lively, creative studio space and excellent facilities including printmaking, technical and digital media such as image processing software, moving image software, high definition video equipment and high quality photo equipment, screen-printing and materials workshops.

How will I be assessed?

A range of appropriate assessments will enable you to grow in confidence and demonstrate your acquisition. You should, provided you have engaged in the course, be able to meet the demands of formal summative assessment in your stride. The requirements for assessment range through the types listed below. Since self-directed practical projects are at the heart of learning activities they will logically be the subject of assessment. Formative and summative assessments of practical assignments are seen as an important method of ensuring your understanding, developing relevant cognitive and practical skills and of ensuring personal creative development and progress.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 13,275per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    123rd

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    104 46%

    79th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    58th

    22

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