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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This balanced programme of art practice, professional preparedness, and academic study will suit students who wish to explore working as professional artists or as art academics. The School of Art at Aberystwyth provides supervision and specialist knowledge in a broad range of subjects and is committed to excellence in both studio practice and academic study.

Aberystwyth School of Art is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most popular places to study and creatively explore Art. Writing in the Guardian, journalist Miles Brignall concluded that the twice-yearly MA Art History Exhibitions at Aberystwyth are among the top four ‘pick of the shows’ UK-wide. Aberystwyth was the only institution he selected outside London.

Overview

Why Study MA Art and Art History at Aberystwyth University?

Preparation for the creative and practical realities of life as a professional artist aided by vigorous intellectual inquiry into Art
Aberystwyth School of Art has spacious painting studios, print workshops, darkrooms, art galleries, a reference room for its art collections, its own private press, and part of the Old College is designated for postgraduate studios
24/7 studio access
There are over 20,000 original artworks in Aberystwyth School of Art’s collection
Opportunity to submit articles for publication and to develop your engagement with critical and public opinion
A scheme that provides vocational training and experience in higher education teaching at undergraduate level
Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014
100% of Aberystwyth School of Art’s research was either world leading or internationally excellent in terms of research impact – REF 2014
75% of the School of Art’s publications were of an internationally recognised standard or higher – REF 2014
Opportunity to study within one of the UK’s up-and-coming Schools of Art and to work closely with staff in a stimulating research environment

Employability

The range of posts to which our graduates progress widens all the time. Our alumni have gone on to work:

for designing companies
in museums and galleries
as art teachers
on education programmes in galleries
in gallery assistant posts
producing family-based learning activities in galleries and museums

Our graduates have also taken up exciting internships and traineeships with a variety of national and international organisations, progressed to further academic study (PHDs), and recent MA graduates were selected for the FBA Futures show held yearly at the Mall Galleries in London.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 86 3

    4th out of 28 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    130 58%

    45th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.46 89%

    4th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    2nd

    3

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