University of the Arts London

Introduction

University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world's leading specialist creative university, and host to the largest postgraduate arts and design community in Europe.

UAL draws together six renowned Colleges, each with a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:

  • Camberwell College of Arts: An inspiring and challenging art school environment in which to develop your skills, experience and networks
  • Central Saint Martins: A world-leading centre for arts and design education
  • Chelsea College of Arts: A celebration of the British art school tradition – a warm, expansive, artist-centred community
  • London College of Communication: A pioneering world-leader in design and media education
  • London College of Fashion: A specialist global fashion education provider
  • Wimbledon College of Arts: An intimate, supportive community of students and academics.

Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and we have launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders.

Postgraduate study at UAL

UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts at postgraduate level.

As well as MA courses, the University offers Graduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, an Executive MBA and MSc qualifications, all delivered by inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists.

UAL also offer theoretical and practice based research programmes, leading to a PhD or MPhil award in any subject area where appropriately qualified supervision can be provided. The University is ranked among the UK’s top research universities with 83% of research graded as world-leading and internationally excellent, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Whatever your chosen discipline, a postgraduate course at UAL will allow you to grow creatively and professionally.

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Master

MArch Architecture

Campus Full time 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The M ARCH: Architecture course is uniquely positioned at Central Saint Martins to draw on the dynamic design thinking and making skills from a range of art and design practices, as well as providing you with the second degree in the professional pathway toward registration as an architect – commonly referred to as Part 2. [+]

The M ARCH: Architecture course is uniquely positioned at Central Saint Martins to draw on the dynamic design thinking and making skills from a range of art and design practices, as well as providing you with the second degree in the professional pathway toward registration as an architect – commonly referred to as Part 2. Reasons to Apply Undertake the second degree in the professional pathway toward registration as an architect. The M ARCH: Architecture is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board and successful graduates of the Course will therefore achieve Part 2 of the professional qualification for architects in the UK Engage in professional practice: as part of your studies you are required to undertake 10 weeks of industry placement. Through this, you will have the opportunity to engage with and understand both existing forms of practice and to posit new ways of working. M ARCH: Architecture has been designed to enable you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Prepare yourself for entry into a changing profession the practice of architecture continues to go through changes, M ARCH: Architecture offers you the opportunity to engage with the challenges of the future now. Work closely with communities, clients and social enterprise projects and opportunities on the Course will bring you into contact with communities, clients and social enterprises which seek to open up new approaches to your role as a future architect. Collaborate with other professions architectural practice constantly requires that you are able to communicate and collaborate with other professionals. M ARCH: Architecture creates opportunities for students to work with other professions, both within the College and outside. [-]

MSc

MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The first MSc in the world that applies psychology within fashion to improve understanding of human behaviour by using predominantly quantitative methods. [+]

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MA

MA Acting – Drama Centre London

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Acting is an intensive 45 week conservatoire Actor training course. Eight weeks of the course are spent studying in Moscow. [+]

MA Acting is an intensive 45 week conservatoire Actor training course. Eight weeks of the course are spent studying in Moscow. Skills classes in Voice, Movement, Neutral Mask, Ballet, Period Dance, Speech and Acting underpin a programme embracing the Greeks to Contemporary drama, with particular emphasis on Shakespeare and Chekhov. Content and Structure MA Acting is primarily a stage acting course which focuses on the techniques developed to address the demands posed by the great European classics. MA Acting is a rewarding route to the general training of actors, offering a solid grounding in acting technique, rooted in the long-established traditions of England and Russia, which are widely considered to be the foremost exponents of the art of the actor. Throughout, the postgraduate course emphasises theatrical approaches, in particular those relating to narrative structures, movement expression and the conveyance of complex texts by means of a rich, well-trained voice. Questions of text and subtext are explored in detail. MA Acting approaches performance in ways specifically addressing the needs of the Jacobean stage: focusing on vocal accuracy with speed, expressivity on a large scale, engagement with the audience. In addition, the postgraduate course encourages you to develop skills required by the realist style: multi-layered characterisation, recognising the subtle rapport between text and sub-text, being ‘private in public’. MA Acting reflects the general ethos of the Drama Centre London. The Centre’s distinctive approach includes: The Stanislavsky System The most famous and detailed of all acting systems and the point of departure for most subsequent developments. Training at Drama Centre London reflects both the Russian and the American methodologies. The teaching therefore ensures a balance between the requirements of the stage on the one hand and of film and television on the other. German Expressionism and the legacy of Rudolph Laban The Drama Centre London was created around the work of Dr Yat Malmgren, one of the great solo artists of European modern dance and the creator of the Laban-Malmgren System of Character Analysis. His unique contribution developed the theoretical work on the psychology of movement initiated by Rudolph Laban, the visionary innovator in the field of choreography and movement theory. Improvisation Following in the footsteps of great originals such as Joan Littlewood and Mike Leigh, Drama Centre London adopts an eclectic approach that fuses the contributions of the modern masters: Vakhtangov, Brecht and Grotowsky, placing at the heart of its work the exploration of character, story and dramatic relationships through improvisation. This approach also involves actors, directors and writers in active research into the social background of the dramatic text and places political awareness at the forefront of their work. Drama Centre London lays great emphasis on applying these techniques to the recorded media (film, radio, television) as much as to the stage. Structure MA Acting is structured in 2 units over 45 weeks: Unit 1 (weeks 1-15) "Skills and techniques of Acting" Unit 2 (weeks 16-45) "The practice of Acting". 8 weeks are spent at the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute, known as the Vakhtangov Institute, in Moscow - one of the foremost conservatoire Drama schools in Russia. A typical week for MA Acting students will be: 3 hours Voice 3 hours Movement 1.5 hours Ballet 1.5 hours Speech 1.5 hours Period Dance 3 hours Neutral Mask 7 hours Acting Technique 12 hours Rehearsal. This intensive pattern, with skills classes underpinning rehearsals, carries on for all 45 weeks of the postgraduate course. All of the above classes and rehearsals are "taught time". Contact hours on MA Acting are high, with additional time spent preparing either by yourself or with fellow students. It is an intensive postgraduate course, physically and emotionally demanding. [-]

MA Advertising

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

By combining cutting edge thinking with practical project work, MA Advertising will enable you to develop the essential skills and experience to succeed within this dynamic and challenging industry. [+]

By combining cutting edge thinking with practical project work, MA Advertising will enable you to develop the essential skills and experience to succeed within this dynamic and challenging industry. You'll be encouraged to develop your own creativity, produce creatively persuasive advertising work and gain an in-depth critical insight into advertising and its role in shaping society and culture. Content MA Advertising combines cutting edge thinking with practical project work, enabling you to develop the intellectual abilities and gain the relevant experience needed to succeed within this dynamic and challenging industry. This blend of academic rigor with practical experience is designed to give you in-depth critical insight into advertising and improve your understanding of the impact the media, society and culture has on individuals and organisations and in turn the role advertising plays in shaping society and culture. MA Advertising fosters an enquiring and analytical approach to the study and practice of advertising and you’ll develop your intellectual, imaginative, creative and aesthetic skills and improve your personal professionalism and independence of judgment. You will address the nature of consumer behaviour and psychology including the role of persuasion and influence and critically assess methods for researching and measuring them. You will be encouraged to develop your own creativity and produce high quality and creatively persuasive advertising work. You will explore your practice in ‘creative laboratory’ conditions, productive dialogue with theory and through critically supportive engagement with tutors and your peers. Your learning will be inspired and supported by an expert community of experienced academics, external specialists and practitioners from the highest levels of the industry. Benefit from being immersed in the vibrant energy and creative community of London College of Communication; from photography exhibitions to film screenings, animation shows to interactive design installations, and masterclasses delivered by experts across the creative industries. Our emphasis on practice-based creativity and learning by doing will provide a unique and inspirational context for your own work both on the course and in your future career. If you are interested in a career in advertising, the creative, cultural, or communication sectors, in professional research and analysis, or, more broadly, you want to become a more critical and strategic thinker, or continue your studies at doctoral level, MA Advertising is for you. MA Advertising is a full-time course, delivered in the School of Media. This Masters programme builds on the outstanding reputation and award-winning success of our undergraduate advertising programme BA (Hons) Advertising. Structure Phase One Runs from your induction in September until January. You will take two units of study, which run in parallel: Creative Industry (40 credits) This unit focuses on the advertising industry and its location position within the broader context of creative and cultural economies and their increasing centrality to contemporary society. One of the core focuses of the unit is the role that creativity plays within these industries/economies, how it is conceptualised, operationalised, and measured. This provides the context in which you will work on the first of the creative projects that you will develop during your time on the course. Innovative Methods (20 credits) Explore the dynamic interaction between the creative business of advertising and the continuous process of innovation in methods of research and analysis required to successfully develop creative briefs. The unit equips you with the skills to carry out research, analysis, and measurement and to critically reflect on how research strategy and technique can respond in fast changing cultures and technological environments. During the first phase you will take part in networking events and attend a regular speaker series. On completion of Phase One you will have a good understanding of the realities of the modern advertising industry and its location within the creative sector, a more reflexive understanding of your own creative processes, and an active knowledge of research methods and methodologies. You will also have produced your first piece of advertising work and related this to ideas that have been explored throughout this phase of the course. Phase Two Commences on your return in January and continues until the end of the spring term when you break for Easter. Two units running in parallel: Creative Laboratory (40 credits) This unit builds on the creative work done in Phase One and allows you to extend the range of your practice. The focus is on media convergence, multi-platform and networked communication, and the impact of new technologies on the capacity to produce coherent narratives or experientially meaningful experiences. You will produce work across a range of media and relate your practice to the theoretical insights we explore across the unit. Technological Futures (20 credits) Explore a range of issues that are closely related to the work you have done in Innovative Methods and that you are undertaking in Creative Laboratory. Here you will learn about the new challenges faced by the industry in terms of researching ‘big data’ and see how these practical issues are directly related to emergent themes in the theoretical modelling of relations between technology and society. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a practice-based project and be encouraged to reflect on the wider context within which you are working. Phase Three Represents the culmination of your studies. Here you will engage in a self-generated research project, either through combining practice with theory or in a dissertation. In either case the work you produce will be self-directed and will build on skills and knowledge developed over Phases One and Two. Your major project is due for completion at the end of September. Course Outcomes Having successfully completed the course, you will be able to: Apply comprehensive in-depth knowledge and a high-level of professional skill to develop, implement and evaluate a range of Advertising activities. Deal with complex briefs both systematically and creatively, making sound research-based judgments, and communicating conclusions. Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical awareness of the relationships between social, cultural, and technological issues and advertising practice. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of advertising in shaping cultural values and attitudes. Apply theoretical models and demonstrate conceptual understanding to a range of advertising scenarios. Demonstrate improved self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and communication issues. Apply technical expertise and communication skills including verbal, visual and written communication, presentation and influencing skills using a variety of media. Demonstrate a good working knowledge of current advertising-related technologies and what future trends are likely to be. [-]

MA Animation

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Create, explore and play with 3D digital, 2D and 2.5D animation processes in combination with more traditional analogue technologies, changing how you make, understand and experience animation. [+]

Create, explore and play with 3D digital, 2D and 2.5D animation processes in combination with more traditional analogue technologies, changing how you make, understand and experience animation. MA Animation at LCC gives you the chance to develop a personal practice that understands animation, in multiple forms, address multiple situations and help you develop innovative approaches driven by critical understanding and experimental production. Content Animation at LCC is taught as a broad and experimental visual practice in the context of communication design. With new technologies changing how we make, understand and experience animation, students are encouraged to test boundaries and look at animation in many forms and in many ways. MA Animation explores both the theory and practice of animation aiming to give you the tools to be able to express creative ideas using a broad range of experimental visual media. You will investigate the production of animation in an era with unparalleled opportunities for skilled visual communicators. What to expect… The central ethos of the course is to give you enough freedom and guidance to test and discover creative ideas within a critical framework in balance with developing the accomplished production skills across 2D, 2.5D, 3D, stop-motion and drawn animation, to realise your creative goals. You will develop skills in narrative storytelling and interpreting ideas for the flat screen and you'll also be encouraged to work across multiple formats, exploring how animation can be used in different contexts such as in the fine arts i.e. installation and in digital media, exploring the online, mobile and interactive opportunities for animation practice. The course supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice. Building on LCC's resources, in digital, time-based and interactive media alongside printmaking, graphic design and visual communication, the course encourages experimental and reflective practice that echoes the cross media nature of the design, communication and media industries. Structure The course is delivered across four 10 week terms starting in September and finishing the next December. Incorporating a summer break, this is a one-year full-time course (45 taught weeks), delivered over 15 months. You will respond to briefs that are set to test the learning in the units described below. Term 1 (10 weeks) 1.1 Animation Practice and Process 3D & 2D (40 Credits) 1.2 Design for Animation, Narrative Structures and Film Language (20 Credits) In term one you will explore a range of both technical and conceptual approaches to animation and work with a range of technologies and processes by producing short form animation across 2D & 3D to set briefs. You'll also engage in a programme of theoretical seminars that explore the cinematic underpinning of this practice. This phase is the technical and conceptual basis for the subsequent phases of the course. Terms 2 and 3 (20 weeks) 2.1 Experimental Critical Practice and Research (40 Credits) 2.2 Collaborative Unit (20 Credits) term 2 only In terms two and three you will specifically engage in experimental 2D/3D animation process and practice, developing your distinct visual voice. This is underpinned by critical study that significantly expands your understanding of what themes animation can address in a critical context, and by a technical programme that ensures you are able to experiment widely with various animation techniques. Term two specifically contains the cross college collaborative unit. Term 4 (5 +10 weeks) 3.1 Final Major Project and Thesis (60 Credits) In term four you'll take the knowledge, skills and experience from the first two phases of the course and synthesise these through the production of a self directed longer form project and associated thesis. [-]

MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Apply your imagination by framing an original and personal research project and question existing assumptions and boundaries in one or more of the creative disciplines. [+]

Apply your imagination by framing an original and personal research project and question existing assumptions and boundaries in one or more of the creative disciplines. Investigate your ideas through a series of real-world interventions and obtain feedback from end-users and key practitioners. Content and Structure MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries is of the Culture and Enterprise programme. Our learning and teaching approaches are based on the methodologies of peer learning, reflective practice and action research. Many postgraduate courses around the world make use of these techniques, but MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries places them at the very heart of its learning strategy. We utilize a two-step strategy to enable you to develop and apply new creative knowledge. Unit One: Imagination During Unit One, you work in groups or teams, learning from each other, and forming genuine communities of practice where knowledge, skills and understanding are shared in an environment which closely resembles professional creative practice. The varied cultural, educational and professional backgrounds of our students accelerate the development and interaction of these communities. Visiting speakers, live projects, contacts with sponsors, collaborations with clients and other institutions of learning, and external research interventions extend this emerging student-led community of practice into London’s creative heartland, and – through the international character of the course – also far beyond the UK. This unit involves opening and informing your imagination and we facilitate this by exploiting the interdisciplinary and cultural cross-fertilization that our postgraduate programme provides. The principal strategy involves teamwork in which rotating groups of students work with each other to respond to projects that are deliberately created to get your adrenalin pumping. Briefs are freshly created each year to challenge contemporary expectations and assumptions. Project are short and demanding, rarely lasting more than two weeks and deliberately asking questions that defy predictable answers: For example we might ask you: 'If money had a smell what should it smell like?' A question like this tends to challenge everyone not least because it acknowledges our capacity to utilize our embodied knowledge in a strategy of sensuous scholarship that employs the full range of our multi-sensory capability. This strategy of taking you outside of the familiar conventions of creativity tends to quickly locate the discipline and culturally condition resistances to change. We are concerned to build awareness of personal and collective resistances that may inhibit the creation of new paradigms. Unit Two: Application Unit Two further develops your grasp of reflective practice – the ability to evaluate and learn from your own experience, and to apply the understanding gained from such reflection to the future development of a project. Reflection is further honed through discussion with peers, tutors and external experts, as well as through the use of a diary or reflective journal. The planning and development of a major action research project – achieved by making planned interventions in the outside world – strengthens students’ contacts within, and understanding of, the creative industry of their concern. Your Unit Two project becomes an individual creative journey. For each student the journey is unique in its scope and ambition, but should have the potential to place you at the heart of contemporary practice and debate within your chosen field of interest. This unit becomes a much more personal journey in which each student devises and completes their own research project. We never predict or prescribe the best way forward but we support our students in finding their own 'best way.' For some students this will be personal and entrepreneurial, for others it may be the opportunity for a radical reassessment of themselves, their values and their potential. We enable this ambition for productive change by a deceptively simple educational strategy that is based on the concept of a 'journey of discovery' in other words 'your journey.' We require all students to create a question to frame their research mission and to give that question dimension through a series of artefacts that enable you to take your question into the real world in order to ascertain evidence of resistance and support. The journey is fully documented in a series of diaries in which you record what you have done, why you did it and what you have learnt. The MA Applied Imagination journey is completed with an exhibition that comprises evidence of the journey taken and the knowledge gained. The exhibition will feature your question, your artefacts, your diaries and a 650-word synopsis of the knowledge that you have gained. The course reaches its climax with the planning and execution of the Degree Show, which, as well as being the occasion for assessment, is also an important showcase for our students’ individual and collective achievements. About the course MA Applied Imagination lasts 45 weeks full-time or 90 weeks part time over two years. MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries is credit rated at 180 credits, and comprises 2 units. Unit 1 (60 credits) runs for 15 weeks full time, 30 weeks part time. Unit 2 (120 credits) follows the completion of Unit 1 and runs 30 weeks full time, 60 weeks part time. Both units must be passed in order to achieve the MA, but the classification of the award of MA derives from your mark for Unit 2 only. The difference between the two modes of study is that full time students are involved in more intensive study and, because they are not engaged in full time employment, test their ideas, research and working methods within the College environment with their peers as well as seeking out external verification and challenge. Part time students spend less time in formal peer interaction but are expected to test their ideas within their own professional practice as well as with each other as much as is possible. For part time students, the developmental process is necessarily slower and less intense during the first year but timetables are constructed to provide maximum opportunity for preparatory critical engagement. [-]

MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

In a world where established customs, systems and structures are increasingly unstable there is a need for a different kind of architectural thinking - one that identifies and exploits opportunities, and address the challenges of contemporary society. [+]

In a world where established customs, systems and structures are increasingly unstable there is a need for a different kind of architectural thinking - one that identifies and exploits opportunities, and address the challenges of contemporary society. In this Course you'll explore the edges of the disciplinary boundaries of architecture, and test design approaches which respond to the burgeoning need for contemporary city design to focus not only on the traditional ‘hard’ infrastructures of buildings, transport and engineering, but also the softer infrastructures of social networks, organization and human interactions. Reasons to Apply MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation has been designed to enable you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Prepare yourself for entry into a changing profession – the practice of architecture continues to go through changes, MA Architecture Cities and Innovation offers you the opportunity to engage with the challenges of the future now. Explore the role of architecture in creating sustainable communities – architecture can be much more than designing new buildings. On this Course you will challenge the traditional role of the architect, and develop new ways of working that engage with real and long-term sustainability. Engage in professional practice as part of your studies – you are required to undertake 10 weeks of industry placement as a part of your studies. Through this, you will have the opportunity to engage with and understand both existing forms of practice and to posit new ways of working. Work closely with communities, clients and social enterprise – projects and opportunities on the Course will bring you into contact with communities, clients and social enterprises which seek to open up new approaches to your role as a future architect. Collaborate with other professions – architectural practice constantly requires that you are able to communicate and collaborate with other professionals. MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation creates opportunities for students to work with other professions, both within the College and outside. [-]

MA Art and Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This pioneering course investigates the creative relationships between art and science and how to communicate them. [+]

This pioneering course investigates the creative relationships between art and science and how to communicate them. With access to important collections in London you’ll explore the making and presentation of your work and pursue innovative outcomes in practice and research, towards professional engagement in art and science authorship and creative practice. Reasons to Apply MA Art and science has been designed to enable you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Responding to fast-growing interest in interdisciplinary art practice, this pioneering You’ll learn from, and build working relationships with artists, scientists, curators and other professional practitioners engaged in research that investigates art and science. You’ll benefit from established links with museums, galleries and institutions - this year included the Wellcome Trust, Science Museum, Gordon Museum, Grant Museum, Wakehurst (Millenium Seed Bank), gv Art and MRC Institute of Neuropharmacology, among others. You’ll attend lectures and participate in seminars that provide a critical context for your research and practical work complemented by workshops and special access to places of particular interest. You’ll take part in an exhibition or symposium, bringing together staff and peers as well as professional practitioners and critics. Our graduates are attractive to organisations that value creative thinking and the effective communication of ideas. They also have the potential to develop their interest at research degree level. [-]

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise

Campus Part time 2 - 5 years January 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course enables responses to new forms of creative practice, and changing global conditions. [+]

MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise acknowledges the need for multi-skilled individuals who can both generate the ideas for original arts and cultural events, and provide leadership for the teams that realise them. The course enables responses to new forms of creative practice, and changing global conditions. Two study routes are available, a two year part-time option, and a Flexible Learning option which is a unit-by-unit approach that allows candidates up to five years to complete. Both routes are low-residency and involve online learning and intensive face-to-face sessions. Reasons to Apply Employability and enterprise are embedded in the course. You'll learn how to manage creativity, but also how to bring creativity to management. Alongside critical and creative thinking, you'll acquire business skills which are highly attractive to potential employers. You don't need to live in London, or give up work or care duties to enrol on the course. MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise is a low-residency degree which you can take part-time over two-years, or in a flexible mode with registration up to five years. The course involves several face-to-face intensive weekends in London, and self-initiated online learning. The course is not bound by the walls of a classroom. During intensive learning weekends in London, we will draw upon our location in the heart of the city to attend arts and cultural events, and meet professionals working in the arts. Equally, you are encouraged to apply your learning to your own, individual, professional contexts and may choose to pursue a practice-based final project. The course is aimed at individuals with some years of work experience who are looking to take their careers to the next level, or perhaps move into the arts and cultural management sector from another related field. As such, the MA peer group itself is a valuable component of the programme. As you collaborate and engage with material, you will expand your professional and intellectual network of colleagues working in the arts and cultural sectors. All of your tutors are professionally active in the field of arts management. University of the Arts London is in the top 30 in in the UK’s latest higher education audit, and a top five-research university in its broader peer group. [-]

MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop the advanced skills you’ll need for a successful career in journalism. Create substantial pieces of journalism on aspects of arts, culture and lifestyle that you’re passionate about and learn from tutors with extensive professional experience of arts journalism in print, broadcast and online. [+]

Develop the advanced skills you’ll need for a successful career in journalism. Create substantial pieces of journalism on aspects of arts, culture and lifestyle that you’re passionate about and learn from tutors with extensive professional experience of arts journalism in print, broadcast and online. Content MA Arts and Lifestyle Journalism prepares students for this important and growing field of journalism. From music magazines and newspaper arts supplements to specialist radio and TV programmes, websites and digital publishers, there is a huge demand for arts, lifestyle and cultural journalism. Situated in the heart of city, London College of Communication is the ideal place to study this dynamic branch of journalism. Guided by tutors with professional, multiplatform experience gained at national newspapers and websites, the BBC, Sky TV and elsewhere, you will develop key practical journalistic skills and learn how to apply them to your particular area of interest in arts, culture and lifestyle. You will gain invaluable work experience by undertaking a placement in a media organisation and benefit from our guest lecture programme that has included talks from Jon Snow of Channel 4 News, Luke Lewis of Buzzfeed, Mary Hockaday of the BBC and Bruno Bayley, editor of Vice UK (and a former student at LCC), as well as journalists from a range of national newspapers and other publications. The course culminates in your producing a substantial piece of journalism in the medium or media of your choice. [-]

MA Character Animation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Ideas for stories and characters, but not sure how to go about it? Want to make your drawings move? MA Character Animation appeals to designers, artists, illustrators and others who want to learn how to animate. You don't need to have had much experience of making animation before. [+]

Ideas for stories and characters, but not sure how to go about it? Want to make your drawings move? MA Character Animation appeals to designers, artists, illustrators and others who want to learn how to animate. You don't need to have had much experience of making animation before. This two-year course is very practical and will teach you all about how to make your characters do much more than move – you make them perform. You’ll learn timing, software, storytelling, character design, film language, take weekly life drawing and acting lessons, as well as looking into historical and critical approaches to animation. From the three short films students create on the course, we have had many award winners at international festivals. Our real-life briefs come from the English National Opera, Old Operating Theatre Museum, Royal Shakespeare Company, Cartoon Network and the National Gallery. Each student is allocated a mentor, who is a practicing professional. Frequent visiting lecturers from industry include Shelley Page (Dreamworks), Philip Hunt (Studio AKA), Andy Blazdell (CelAction), Sue Tong (Illuminated Picture Company), Dave Anderson (Dog and Rabbit), Clare Jennings (Aardman/Laika Pictures), Joanna Quinn (Beryl Productions), Barry JC Purves, Osbert Parker, Rose Bond and Pete Bishop. We have a high employment rate after the course and our award-winning students are working at Cartoon Network, Framestore, the Mill, BBC, Dreamworks, Industrial Light and Magic, Disney, etc. Two of our graduates have so far been nominated for Academy Awards for their animated short films – could the next one be you? Reasons to Apply MA Character Animation enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. No previous animation experience needed – if you have shown us the potential to be an animator you'll have access to a comprehensive range of practical and technical workshops in animation techniques and supporting studies. Develop the performance of your animated characters - you’ll benefit from links with Drama Centre London, with classes in performance techniques including Visual Storytelling, Acting and Movement Studies. You’ll experience simulated work experience through team projects and each student is allocated a current practitioner as a mentor to provide insight into the profession and to advise you on your development. You’ll enjoy close links with the industry, including numerous high profile guest lecturers, and take part in live projects with external agencies, who have previously included the London Transport Museum, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Cartoon Network and the National Gallery. Short films created by students on the course have been nominated for prizes at numerous festivals and competitions including the British Animation Awards, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Taiwan International Student Design Competition, Virgin Media Shorts and Soho Rushes. Over 80 per cent of our graduates find employment in the animation industry. They work in Oscar-winning special effects teams on films such as Gladiator, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter; acclaimed television series like Walking with Dinosaurs and Charlie and Lola; commercials; award-winning websites; TV graphics and games. [-]

MA Conservation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts is a two year course with over 40 years experience in teaching specialist skills and knowledge, and prepares our students for work in specific fields of the conservation world. [+]

MA Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts is a two year course with over 40 years experience in teaching specialist skills and knowledge, and prepares our students for work in specific fields of the conservation world. The course offers two distinct pathways that our students choose to specialise in; Art on Paper and Books and Archival Materials. Content: what students can expect A course that consists of practical studio work where students are introduced to conservation ideas and techniques through taught classes To learn about the science of materials and how they react under different conditions, providing students with an understanding of conservation treatments and a background to preservation management To learn about visual examination and condition documentation, mechanical surface cleaning, humidification and washing, de-acidification and resizing Our Art on Paper pathway to include specialist classes on fixatives and consolidants, pressure sensitive tape removal, sensitive media, parchment, iron gall inks, and an introduction to photographic conservation Our Books and Archival Materials pathway to cover the broad international and historical spectrum of bookbinding and book structures with an emphasis put on acquiring an understanding of bookbinding history During the second year both pathways focus on detailed conservation techniques, and students finish the course by working on a project with one of the many cultural institutions within London Structure The first part of the course is a shared introductory unit, which brings together the students from across the two pathways. Each student will then focus on one of the individual pathways. Art on Paper This pathway focuses on conservation and preservation management of images executed on paper covering a wide range of materials including prints, drawings and watercolours with an emphasis on both conservation practice and theory. Books and Archival Materials This pathway focuses on learning structures of different historical styles of books, covering the broad international and historical spectrum of bookbinding and book structures. Work Experience and Opportunities Our MA Conservation students benefit from the College’s strong connections to London’s heritage community, which includes The British Library, Kew Gardens, London Museum, London Metropolitan Archives, The National Maritime Museum, Tate, the V & A Museum, The Wellcome Trust and many more. [-]

MA Costume Design for Performance

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The costume design course aims to develop confident and experimental practitioners who will push the boundaries of the subject of costume beyond its established traditional role. [+]

The costume design course aims to develop confident and experimental practitioners who will push the boundaries of the subject of costume beyond its established traditional role. Content and Structure The course aims to develop confident and experimental practitioners who will push the boundaries of the subject of costume beyond its established role. Taught largely on a one to one basis, by international practitioners, experienced teachers and senior researchers, this MA will nurture your creative ideas about costume and performance. You will design, realise and experiment with costume based performance ideas that enable you to define your inpidual voice in relation to contemporary culture and practice, while responding visually to the relevant performance context. Beyond the understanding of performance and the role of character creation through costume, the study of Costume Design at MA level allows you to locate your practice within the wider realms of contemporary culture and art, as well as within the relevant dramatic, social and philological contexts. The relationship between drawing, practical realisation and performance, is central to the way design is approached: ideas are developed on paper and through movement, as well as through pattern cutting, textile printing, dyeing and surface manipulation. Practical experimentation is achieved through access to the extensive technical facilities available within the college, expanding knowledge of the uses of CAD, tailoring, print, knit and embroidery within costume. The costume studio in John Prince's Street is well equiped to enable students to develop their ideas into realisation, and expert technical support is provided for students on a weekly basis. Course Structure 15 months level 7 180 credits Term One: Costume for Live Performance (40 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two: Costume for Film (40 units) Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Term Three: Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Culture, Criticism and Curation

Campus Full time 45 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Culture, Criticism and Curation offers a unique framework for critically engaging with the history and present scenarios of culture. We create outcomes through which new understandings can be generated through critical writing and expanded forms of curation. [+]

MA Culture, Criticism and Curation offers a unique framework for critically engaging with the history and present scenarios of culture. We create outcomes through which new understandings can be generated through critical writing and expanded forms of curation. Reasons to Apply MA CCC integrates theoretical issues and practical skills, working with concepts and historical objects to consider how potential new knowledge can be presented in the public realm. We ask the most important questions about contemporary culture You will learn to work collaboratively with other students at Central Saint Martins and leading arts and media institutions, as you develop and realise a multi-platform project. The course is committed to rigorous scholarship as well as encouragement of creative and practical skills. We want you to emerge as critical thinkers equipped with the ability to express yourself clearly and innovatively, ready for life in a fast-changing arts environment. Our staff team comprises international academics and practitioners in creative fields who take a hands-on approach to teaching. You will join an exciting community of people integrating research and practice in our Culture and Enterprise Programme, as well as a host of postgraduate programmes on curatorial practice across University of the Arts London. We are situated in the heart of London and in the heart of the world’s leading arts university. In the 21st century, London has re-stated its credentials as a world locus of creativity and academic innovation - from the Tate Gallery to the ‘indie’ shows of the East End; from classical opera at the Coliseum to dubstep in the clubs; from architectural, fashion designers’ and artists’ studios; to the exciting postgraduate culture at Central Saint Martins. University of the Arts London is in the top 30 of the UK’s latest higher education research audit. We rank among the top research universities with 83% of our research graded as world leading and internationally excellent, following the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014). UAL is in the top 30 UK research institutions for the quality of research submitted. It is a top 5 research university in its broader peer group and first in the Power ranking in the Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory category. [-]

MA Curating and Collections

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts focuses on developing the skills needed to curate a range of art and design objects within the context of public and private collections. [+]

MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts focuses on developing the skills needed to curate a range of art and design objects within the context of public and private collections. Content: what students can expect Practical skills to sit alongside critical reflection that helps our students develop a balanced approach to curatorial methods A course that focuses on working with contemporary and historic collections, exhibition design, concept development, marketing, press releases and budgeting To explore current critical debates, keeping up to date on issues such as participation, the artist-curator dynamic and thinking about the public realm Our curatorial team at Chelsea Space to provide training within an active and supportive curatorial environment, engaging students with the best examples of contemporary practice To have access to the Chelsea library Special Collections, which have a strong emphasis on modern and contemporary art and design Structure Phase 1: Analysis of practice and exploration of methodologies Phase 2: Development and consolidation Phase 3: Resolution These phases are set within a credit framework of three assessed units: Studio practice and Advanced studio practice, which run sequentially Theoretical studies, which runs throughout the course Studio practice involves evolving and developing a personal programme of studio work and related research. Theoretical Studies provides a framework for students to develop a critical research paper, enabling them to locate their ideas and practice in relation to contemporary debate on cultural and theoretical issues. Throughout the course students participate in individual and group tutorials, developing their skills through Personal Professional Development workshops and on-line resources while the postgraduate talks are organised that introduce them to a range of visiting artists and practitioners. [-]

MA Design: Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Design focuses on your individual design practice and, through making and immersion in material processes, will broaden your career and research horizons. [+]

MA Design focuses on your individual design practice and, through making and immersion in material processes, will broaden your career and research horizons. Your Masters project becomes the vehicle for developing your creative abilities and analytical skills, while you critically engage in the fields of emergent design discourse, global markets and the investigation of technologies. Our two-year Masters programme expects you to be ambitious. It will challenge you to explore and expand your opportunities, and make your mark on the global design industry. Reasons to Apply The course addresses the changing roles of designers and their increasing need to design responsibly, think entrepreneurially and re-imagine manufacturing. Gain a new, challenging perspective on your practice. Combine individually tailored project work with the unique experience of studying in a cohort alongside other specialist designers and different subject cultures. You are your project. This project-based MA enables you to become self-motivated, transformative, and empowered in your practice as a designer. You’ll be supported by the experience and long-term professional networks accrued by staff and alumni, expanding and enhancing your project. During the two years of study you will reshape the way your career progresses, creating global networks and establishing an active professional career in the design industry. The high level of specialised, final work frames a bespoke business for many MA Design graduates, while others go on to work as consultants or creative directors. [-]

MA Design Management and Cultures

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop high-level leadership, management, communication and analytical skills for a career in the creative and cultural industries. [+]

Develop high-level leadership, management, communication and analytical skills for a career in the creative and cultural industries. MA Design Management and Cultures combines academic study with creative and professional practice in a project-led curriculum that draws on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives from business and the arts. Reasons to Apply Study business and management from an art and design perspective in a world leading institution with strong links to the creative industries. An interdisciplinary course informed by theories drawn from a range of design, business and humanities disciplines and delivered through projects, crits and collaborations. Studying management in combination with cultures provides greater insight into creative briefs and target audiences/markets, both aiding solutions and articulation. A focus on professional practice and the development of high-level leadership, management, communication and analytical skills. Diverse potential employment routes including setting up your own business, in-house and external design leadership roles, cultural positions and agency management jobs. [-]

MA Documentary Film

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Direct and produce your own film. Learn from experienced tutors who've screened work for the BBC and Channel 4. Find out how to pitch and compete for commissions. [+]

Direct and produce your own film. Learn from experienced tutors who've screened work for the BBC and Channel 4. Find out how to pitch and compete for commissions. With MA Documentary graduates who've achieved distinction in leading industry awards and screenings, this course gives you the chance to become another of the celebrated faces behind the camera. Content: Get to grips with the entire documentary film making process on this comprehensive course which blends theory with practical experience. London College of Communication’s MA Documentary Film course leads on exploring the full range of documentary genre and modes of production that have brought about recent innovation. The digital revolution means new ways of directing, producing, and showing documentary films in the broadcast, independent and web 2.0 media. You will learn the entire process, taking the roles of Producer, Director, Camera Operator, Sound-Recordist and Editor. You can expect ... You can expect to be grounded in documentary direction, camerawork and editing - the key artistic and technical skills for a successful production team. Each year students take their work from LCC onto the competitive British and international documentary filmmaking circuit. You will enhance your career prospects through the valuable skills, vision and opportunities that this postgraduate course provides, including guidance on pitching for funding and commissions. In return, you’ll need to be committed and passionate about your study and practice and be ready with strong ideas. You will also need to be open to constructive and supportive criticism so that you’re able to push your boundaries in your thinking, writing and reflection alongside the making of your films. The course culminates in you making a short documentary film (15-20 minutes). From identifying characters, stories and locations to shooting and editing with visual style, you will be the complete author of your work whatever style you adopt – artistic, investigative, observational and activist film ideas are all welcome. These can be developed for the context that suits your work best – from broadcast to independent or gallery exhibition. This MA explores the great traditions of international documentary film while offering modern documentary production facilities at LCC. Training includes shooting and directing on high-definition cameras and editing in final cut-pro. Practice is integrated with theory so that filmmaking is critically and conceptually analysed within the historical and practical context of documentary film. Tutors on this course ... Tutors on this course are extensively experienced and practising documentary filmmakers and academics and include award-winning Directors. Course Leader, Pratap Rughani, has produced over 30 films for BBC TV, Channel 4, British Council and for art galleries. Tutoring is also provided by Gavin McFadyen, Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism; Nancy Platt, Documentary Maker; Professor Brian Winston, a key contributor to Documentary Studies. Recent guest speakers include leading British documentary filmmakers, Kim Longinotto, Molly Dineen, Jon Ronson, Hito Steyerl, Jane and Louise Wilson and LCC Alumni returning to show work commissioned by BBC TV and others. Alumni include ... Many former students who are now building strong reputations for their work from this relatively new LCC course. Only recently, student Alana McVerry had her graduation film shortlisted in this year’s Grierson Awards. Furthermore, graduate Sahba Saberian has been selected for the London International Documetary Festival (LIDF). What students say ... “ (....) The Course Leader is passionate about his subject and really encourages us. In my applications for work people always respond well when they know that you are from LCC. During my work placement for my MA I got to work in the BBC's documentary and specialist factual unit. It was the best placement I could have got. I worked there for a month and at the end they offered me a job." Former LCC student, anonymous. This course is taught within the School of Media at LCC. Structure: Phase 1 1.1 Documentary: process and practice This unit introduces documentary film making to equip you with the core skills of documentary film production. 1.2 Documentary: history and theory This unit seeks to position documentary production within a historical context. Phase 2 2.1 Documentary Practices: taster tape and pitch and critical context This unit further develops skills in camerawork, producing, directing and editing, now in a more exploratory and individually authored context. 2.2 Documentary: ethics and methodologies Building upon your study in unit 1.2, you will have the opportunity in this unit to study the ramifications of contemporary theoretical debates, documentary history and theory in relation to a chosen approach and research methodology. Phase 3 3.0 Major Project Unit 3.0 allows you to develop your own specialist interest in documentary through the completion of a Major Project involving the production and direction of an individually authored documentary film, accompanied by a research dossier, a proposal and a treatment. Graduation screening [-]

MA Dramatic Writing – Drama Centre London

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Dramatic Writing is a new course, exploring new models of training for dramatic writers in the UK. [+]

MA Dramatic Writing is a new course, exploring new models of training for dramatic writers in the UK. The course brings together ten Masters who have led on dramatic writing training in the UK: Ola Animashawun, Stephen Jeffreys, Caroline Jester, Fin Kennedy, Kate Rowland, Philip Shelley, Nina Steiger, Jennifer Tuckett, Steve Winter, and John Yorke. The course offers the best training in craft in the UK, industry commissions, partnerships and mentorship, collaboration with actors, directors, designers and animators, and the opportunity to work on your own major projects. Our aim is to help nurture the next generation of leading writers. Reasons to Apply The opportunity to be part of a course which is exploring how best to train dramatic writers in the UK, ensuring you get the best possible training on offer in the UK As part of this, training in all five forms of Dramatic Writing – theatre, film, television, radio and digital media - from Masters who have led the way in dramatic writing training in the UK Industry commissions and partnerships from leading theatres, film, television, radio and digital media organisations based in London, regionally and internationally Close collaboration with a range of performance courses at Drama Centre London The opportunity in Unit 2 to pursue your own portfolio of projects The opportunity to see your work performed or produced across a range of media and forms. The opportunity to engage closely with the industry in London, the regions and internationally and with new and leading ideas The opportunity to be based at Drama Centre London and Central Saint Martins, one of London’s leading drama schools and the world’s leading schools of art and design Students emerge fully equipped to pursue successful and sustainable careers as writers and having had what we believe is the best possible training in dramatic writing in the UK today [-]

MA Drawing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Arts is aimed at students who want to explore and interrogate the practice of drawing. [+]

MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Arts is aimed at students who want to explore and interrogate the practice of drawing. Content: what students can expect A course that promotes drawing for a purpose, focusing on process and cross-disciplinary dialogues that centre on communicating ideas to an audience, client or user To develop their drawing, discursive skills and agendas through a re-orientation of their practice Collaborations across and between diverse disciplines and courses at the College To have access to rich research sources such as Wimbledon’s Jocelyn Herbert Archive, the Stanley Kubrick Archives and University of the Arts London Centre for Drawing To benefit from the College’s established relationships we have with Tate Britain, The British Museum, Ashmolean Museum, The Royal Academy, The Sir John Soane Museum and the V&A drawing collections. To explore a range of practices and disciplines where new languages and methodologies can be developed, including: Architecture Art Cartography Dance Design Engineering Performance The Sciences Writing Structure Unit One This will comprise of input from a range of practitioners from diverse disciplines, encouraging discussion of drawings purpose, its currency and potential for communicating and problem solving. This may include input from scientists, architects, writers and performers exploring the boundaries of drawing.

 Unit Two This unit will focus on defining and developing themes from Unit One via individual or collaborative research questions. The unit will allow students to set up identifiable internal or external collaborations, and establish specific targets. The collaborative process can be used to resolve issues across and between disciplines. 

Unit Three Will allow students to further develop their individual research questions, and explore and define practical methodologies to articulate drawing for a purpose. [-]

MA Fashion

Campus Full time 45 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Fashion has an outstanding reputation sustained over more than three decades and is the only course that shows on the official London Fashion Week schedule. [+]

MA Fashion has an outstanding reputation sustained over more than three decades and is the only course that shows on the official London Fashion Week schedule. The profile of its alumni as design directors internationally and as own label designers is unrivalled. The course offers four pathways of study Womenswear | Menswear | Knitwear | Textiles for Fashion Content and Structure MA Fashion has an international profile second to none. It has extensive industry links, and graduates practise professionally at the forefront of international fashion.

 MA Fashion is fast paced to replicate working practices in the industry. 

This postgraduate course is about leading not following. It is about possibilities, goals and ideals, wider imagination, versatility, rigour and motivation. The course is offered in four pathways that are interrelated and structured around the core subject of fashion and are taught by our excellent team of technical staff and practising designers. With an ethos of guided experimentation, you will explore your individual style while being challenged to innovate to the highest standards. With an emphasis on research, and fashion awareness the course aims to produce professional and original designers ready to pursue careers, which will shape the future of the fashion industry. MA Fashion believes that truly relevant, innovative design is not purely a creative activity involving designers in the artistic process – it also recognises the ability to analyse markets and respond to the changes within industry and society. MA Fashion emphasises presentation and communication skills: you will not only create relevant and innovative work but also be good communicators capable of convincing colleagues that your ideas are based on a mature understanding of market context. 

You will get involved in the debates generated by our Professional Speakers Talks, in project-base learning, and critiques that help you develop your analytical and communication skills. These activities, together with the staff team's wide-ranging professional practice, bring excitement and breadth to the course. About the course MA Fashion lasts 45 weeks full-time. It is structured in two units over five terms of varying lengths commencing in late October. MA Fashion sits outside the usual postgraduate framework as it shows on the official London Fashion Week schedule – the only course to do so. Course outline A feature of MA Fashion is the interrelated nature of the four pathways offered. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other disciplines just as you need to in the professional world. MA Fashion benefits from the special atmosphere created by students from varied specialisms, backgrounds and nationalities – all of them committed to fashion – working together in close proximity.
 Students study one of four pathways: Womenswear Fashion Menswear Fashion Knitwear Fashion Textiles for Fashion Course Units Unit 1 – Diagnostic and Negotiated Phases. During Unit 1 you will work on several types of project. There’s a degree of overlap in these projects so you may find yourself working on more than one at a time. All your projects require you to manage your time effectively to meet deadlines.

 The Diagnostic Phase develops your work within the context of directed projects. It’s designed to diagnose your abilities, to challenge your assumptions, and to broaden your creative awareness through an expanding knowledge of your pathway and of the international aspects of the fashion industry. As part of this process you will develop analytical and interpretative skills and a self-critical approach to fashion. You will also undertake appropriate research and apply this to your project work. You will develop your knowledge of the professional designer environment while recognising the value of communication as a working tool. Throughout this diagnostic phase your work will be planned and directed by staff. You will be expected to work as a member of a team in some projects and to take an active role in project critiques and discussions. All projects during this phase are supported by technical and presentation skills teaching.

 The Negotiated Phase of Unit 1 further develops your fashion and design awareness and your interpretation skills. It fosters skills of critical appraisal, self-evaluation, analysis and observation, market awareness, and the ability to anticipate international market trends. You are expected to become more independent and experimental and to begin to initiate and manage your own projects through negotiation with the staff team. Strong emphasis is placed on creativity, individuality, personal development and enquiry to enable you to realise your full potential and establish your creative identity. Unit 2 – Independent Major Project. 
In this unit you will work more independently developing a pre-collection and a final collection as your Major Project. The skills, knowledge and critical perspectives acquired during Unit 1 will support and inform the direction of your self-initiated and self-managed Major Project. You are expected to organise and pace your work professionally and will consult with staff at all stages, drawing up a coherent project development plan to be agreed by the course team. You will be expected to set clear objectives and to indicate any technical support, special processes and production methods you might need to realise your final collection. Every student will have the opportunity to show their work at the end of Unit 2. Selected students only will have the opportunity to show their work in the London Fashion Week catwalk show. [-]

MA Fashion Artefact

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Internationally recognised as a pioneering incubator of original designers who challenge the notion of how fashion products change and influence the world we live in. [+]

Internationally recognised as a pioneering incubator of original designers who challenge the notion of how fashion products change and influence the world we live in. Content and Structure MA Fashion Artefact is as original as its name suggests. The course is recognised as a pioneering incubator of ideas and philosophies and has been hailed as a leader in educational studio practice. It has developed and nurtured an impressive roster of alumni who have been awarded top prizes at many international competitions and had their work showcased at prestigious international exhibitions. Students within Fashion Artefact develop both a comprehensive and personal perspective on fashion in its widest context. The course defines its position within education and the wider creative industries by focusing on the provocative possibilities of an ever-changing spectrum of arenas and audiences. We believe that fashion is one of the most influential forms of expression in contemporary culture, serving as a reflection of our social behavior. We define fashion artefact as a post-modern metaphor of what occurs in today’s society. Consideration of the fashion artefact in its theoretical and social contexts allows us to gain an insight into complex underlying meanings and open them up for discussion and contemplation. We strive for perfection and originality in both the exploration and pursuit of material methodologies in construction and manufacture, exploiting both hand-crafted and new technologies. The course leader and teaching team are all internationally recognised practicing artists and designers and are at the forefront of research within studio practice. Course Structure 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits Term One Creative and Technical Innovation (40 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Technical Analysis and Development (40 units) Term Three Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Fashion Communication

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 United Kingdom London

With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this course is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level. [+]

With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this course is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level. The Fashion Journalism pathway focuses on writing, editing and digital media. Fashion Communication & Promotion is for innovative image-makers; and Fashion Critical Studies offers an academic approach to the analysis of Fashion. Content and Structure The MAFC course consists of three specific pathways. While each pathway has a distinct approach to Fashion Communication, cross pathway projects will connect subject specialists into vibrant groups creating challenging and industry relevant experiences. There are key points in the year when MAFC students will interact with MA Fashion Design students and experience Fashion Communication in a live context. In January and February the build up to the MA Fashion Show at London Fashion Week will provide opportunities to participate in the production and organisation of a fashion show. In May MAFC students can work with BA Fashion students as they present their degree fashion show. The MAFC course is framed in the highly creative Fashion Programme at Central Saint Martins, but also within an Art School philosophy where other creative disciplines such as Graphic Communication, Architecture, Textiles, Jewellery, Product Design and Fine Art offer debates, collaborations and new approaches to the subject. The extensive global CSM networks offer contemporary fashion links, creative networks and live industry projects. Expertise from the UAL research staff, high-profile academics and industry professionals ensure a global and industry relevant perspective. The vibrant post-graduate community across UAL also offers exciting opportunities for subject discussion and collaboration. Fashion Communication & Promotion The Fashion Communication & Promotion (FCP) pathway is for traditional and/or digital focused image-makers. Encompassing a broad range of fashion related communication including photography, styling, illustration, filmmaking, graphics and art direction, the pathway is for creatives wanting to further innovate within their specialism. The pathway examines, through theory and practice, contemporary Fashion Communication & Promotion and aims to challenge new practices and future communication ideas. Unit 1: Investigation This Unit challenges your assumptions and broadens your thinking and awareness, encouraging you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry. You will examine the current traditional and digital platforms for communicating contemporary fashion. Fashion photography, styling, illustration, fashion graphics, fashion film and fashion show production all effectively define a brands’ aesthetic and approach. Students will explore the impact of digital and social media from mobile multimedia devices, social networks and blogs on contemporary fashion. These networked online environments create new forms of engagement with fashion and you will explore how brands use multi-platforms to promote their products. This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project is based on working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections. Unit 2: Specialist Major Project The Specialist Major Project Unit is driven by notions of original thinking, innovation and change - the aim being for you to lead thinking and practice in fashion communication by challenging current conceptions. As the online and physical fashion world is changing constantly, you will explore the convergence between fashion, media, communication, technology and the viewer’s experience. Negotiating the digital and physical world you will explore new innovations in fashion communication and consider the ways by which fashion as an embodied practice of everyday life becomes part of the global communications network and in doing so defines your own personal viewpoint. This Unit requires you to research, contextualise and produce a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. Utilising a diverse range of traditional and new media platforms, you are asked to draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Unit 1 to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work. Fashion Journalism The Fashion Journalism (FJ) pathway provides the academic background and technical and analytical skills to succeed in the challenging world of modern-day media, including both print and digital. The pathway continues to build on the College’s forty-year track record in Fashion Journalism, offering the opportunity to focus on fashion writing for different media and markets typically leading to writing and editing jobs on magazines, newspapers or websites. Framed in a broad, international context and aimed primarily at writers and editors, writing for traditional magazines and newspapers is explored, alongside digital publishing including blogs, websites, e-commerce and social media. The pathway responds to the industry’s insatiable demand for quality, written content from smart, fashion-aware journalists, promoting a creative and commercial understanding of fashion journalism. Unit 1: Investigation This Unit challenges your assumptions and broadens your thinking and awareness, encouraging you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry. Fashion Journalism is requiring fresh approaches in a multimedia age, with new challenges linked to the rise of digital and social media and you will be challenged to discover new methods of communication that responds to niche audiences and their needs. This will include how to create multi-layered levels of information on several channels to engage with readers and generate editorial conversations that assess reader participation. Creating written content, ranging from extended features to effective tweets will be explored as will the impact of customer magazines and branded content. This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project is based on working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections. Unit 2: Specialist Major Project The Specialist Major Project Unit is driven by notions of original thinking, innovation and change - the aim being for you to lead thinking and practice in fashion communication by challenging current conceptions. This Unit requires you to research, contextualise and produce a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. Utilising a diverse range of traditional and new media platforms, you are asked to draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Unit 1 to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work. You will demonstrate an innovative approach to writing about and reporting on fashion. This will involve defining a specific audience and creating written content that has an original and focused direction endorsed by primary research. You will also define the context of your writing, exploring how print journalism has undergone the most dramatic change in 100 years due to shift to online publishing. You will be expected to evaluate current publishing business models, content and target audiences and negotiate how fashion journalism in the 21st century requires the ability to navigate both traditional media as well as online environments. Fashion Critical Studies In this pathway, students take an academic approach to the analysis of fashion. You explore fashion as an object, image, text and practice through disciplines such as art, history, literature, politics, geography and anthropology. The interdisciplinary approach offers a fresh perspective on the cultural and historical importance of fashion, and makes vital links with other areas of art and design. You consider the social, political and economic role of fashion in its various local and global contexts. Through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, a talks programme and collaborative projects students develop research skills in fashion to contribute to this evolving discipline, but also to wider cultural debates. Unit 1: Investigation This Unit challenges your assumptions to broaden your thinking and awareness, to encourage you to develop greater knowledge of your specialist subject and, in tandem, of the international aspects of the fashion communications industry. Interdisciplinary research is at the heart of the Fashion Critical Studies (FCS) pathway, where you will discover the cultural and historical importance of fashion. Students gain key research skills and consider historical and contemporary issues affecting the fashion industry and fashion cultures globally. Sources may include UAL Collections, art, design and other archives; there will also be links to contemporary art and fashion shows in London. This is complemented by first-hand observation of how fashion collections are created and how fashion designers work. A key project involves working collaboratively with MA Fashion design students in the weeks preceding their show during London Fashion Week and their MA exhibition. This mutually beneficial project may involve analysis of the designers’ collections and / or creating visual or written content to promote their collections. Unit 2: Specialist Major Project This Unit requires you to research, contextualise and produce a substantial body of new work as you transition from student to professional fashion communicator. You draw on the knowledge, skills, approaches and creative sensibilities developed during Unit 1 to support and inform your direction within this self-directed phase of work. The FCS pathway culminates in a major self-directed research project, in the form of a dissertation. You explore the modes of representation that fashion has taken historically, and consider the cultural contexts for new directions in fashion communication. Here, you also explore critical questions around the visuality and materiality of fashion in contemporary society. [-]

MA Fashion Cultures

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

Investigate fashion, dress and style in culture and society. Examine the evolving relationship between fashion and film. [+]

Investigate fashion, dress and style in culture and society. Examine the evolving relationship between fashion and film. This course replaces MA History and Culture of Fashion and MA Fashion and Film and has two pathways: History and Culture; and Fashion and Film. Content and Structure Please note that for this MA course applicants will apply to one of the two pathways: Either MA Fashion Cultures: History and Culture Or MA Fashion Cultures: Fashion and Film This new course, MA Fashion Cultures, offers a unique experience in fashion education at postgraduate level. The course has two specific but interrelated pathways: History and Culture; and Fashion and Film. On this course you will have the opportunity to study fashion and dress within its historical, social and cultural contexts. A dynamic in-depth exploration of theoretical and methodological perspectives will give you a grounding in the history of fashion and an underpinning of social and cultural theory for both pathways. You will then undertake more specialised study on your chosen pathway. On the History and Culture pathway you will investigate fashion as object, representation and practice through an interdisciplinary approach from both historical and contemporary perspectives. On Fashion and Film you will investigate the ongoing changing relationship between fashion, costume and forms of film as well as the relationship between cinema and consumption within a global context. While you will choose one pathway, you will have the opportunity to attend the lectures for the other pathway if you wish to, so you can gain the fullest possible understanding of a variety of disciplines and their impact upon visual and material cultures. The pathways are led by renowned experts in their respective fields, and they are supported by research fellows, professors, authors, curators and historians who contribute to the course. Based in one of fashion’s most important cities, our students benefit from access to the special collections and archives of many leading institutions in London, including the V and A, Museum of London and the British Film Institute. You will also have the opportunity to work with other graduate students from the Culture and Curation Programme on some units of the course. We attract students from a wide variety of academic and industry backgrounds, some of whom have completed theory-based first degrees, while others come with practice-based backgrounds. After completing their Masters studies, some students from both former courses have progressed to higher level research degrees, and others have established themselves in a number of related fields including curation, visual merchandising, styling, archiving, fashion buying, lecturing and research. Course Structure 12 months 3 terms level 7 180 credits Block One September to January: Social and Cultural Theories (20 credits) (both pathways); Fashion Histories (20 credits) (both pathways); Research Methods (20 credits) (both pathways) Block Two February to May: Cycles of Fashion (20 units) (History and Culture pathway) OR Fashion, Stardom and Celebrity Culture (20 credits) (Fashion and Film pathway) OR Sustainability and Fashion (20 credits) (either pathway); Gendering Fashion (20 credits) (History and Culture pathway) OR Film Concepts, Global Cinema (20 credits) (Fashion and Film pathway) OR Consumer Behaviour and Psychology (20 credits) (either pathway); Collaborative Unit (20 credits) (both pathways) Block Three May to September: Masters Project (60 credits) (both pathways) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Fashion Curation

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

A unique curation course that creates an opportunity to explore both the theoretical aspects and practical challenges of curating contemporary fashion and historical dress in a wide range of formats and locations. [+]

A unique curation course that creates an opportunity to explore both the theoretical aspects and practical challenges of curating contemporary fashion and historical dress in a wide range of formats and locations. Content and Structure MA Fashion Curation is a unique opportunity to investigate the ways in which fashion and dress can be collected and displayed, and offers the opportunity to engage with theoretical discussions and debates that underpin this exciting and growing discipline. Fashion exhibitions are a key part of the national and international landscape of contemporary society, attracting some of the largest audiences to major museums. Fashion exhibitions have also become increasingly visible in department stores, galleries and the wider community. This shift represents the growing status of the curator as a central cultural mediator. MA Fashion Curation will equip you with the skills to enter this fast paced and growing field. A key aspect of this course is the practical skills and experience gained in staging a live fashion-related exhibition. This group project presents students with an exciting collaborative opportunity to explore a range of approaches, mediums and practices that constitute the roles required in realising a curatorial project. The changing possibilities of curating and the curator are introduced and examined through seminars, workshops, and lectures, given by LCF researchers and lecturers and key industry professionals. Students are encouraged to undertake internships whilst on the course and past placements have been at Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of London, Kerry Taylor Auctions, Alexander McQueen Archives, Rambert Dance Company Archives, Museum of the City of New York and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Taught by a team of internationally renowned curators, including Professor Amy de la Haye and Professor Judith Clark, this course makes full use of fashion-related collections and archives both within and outside London to explore the issues and concerns that consume today's fashion curators. Areas that are explored with the MA include: displaying dress; creating 'stories' from objects; writing texts to target audiences; model-making; collecting, handling and archiving garments. Our growing number of alumni can now be found in a perse range of organisations, including museums, galleries, universities, as well as developing freelance careers as consultants, archivists and curators. Course Structure 15 months level 7 180 credits Term One The Past and Future of Fashion Curation (40 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two Collect/Recollect (40 units) Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Term Three Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Fashion Design Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

A fashion design management course with a global perspective for students wishing to enter managerial roles within the fashion and design industries. [+]

A fashion design management course with a global perspective for students wishing to enter managerial roles within the fashion and design industries. Content and Structure This course responds to the fashion and retail industry demand for appropriately educated Design Management specialists who can effectively apply their professionalism to organisations, which might include fashion brands, retailers, manufacturers or consultancies. This MA programme is primarily for design graduates, however those from business backgrounds, or with industry experience, are also encouraged to apply. The course benefits from LCF's unparalleled network of internal and external links. Students are able to undertake live projects and briefs, work with industry and research practitioners, and attend a wide range of presentations across the course, college and university. The course supports global perspectives, and students are encouraged to apply business and theoretical models to their own experience and future career ambitions. The majority of students will enter roles in industry in both large and medium-sized companies, or entrpereneurial start-ups. Others may wish to pursue careers in further postgraduate study. Course Structure 12 months 3 terms level 7 180 credits Term One Design Thinking (20 credits) Fashion Branding (20 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two Creative Futures (20 credits) Managing Fashion Projects (20 credits) Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Term Three Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Fashion Design Technology (Menswear)

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

A dynamic menswear course with an international reputation for challenging the conventions of fashion design, nurturing and refining talent to produce some of the most forward thinking creatives in menswear design today. [+]

A dynamic menswear course with an international reputation for challenging the conventions of fashion design, nurturing and refining talent to produce some of the most forward thinking creatives in menswear design today. Content and Structure MA FDT Menswear at London College of Fashion has built an international reputation for design that asks questions and presents unexpected solutions to the mainstays of fashion design and garment construction. It is a course where innovation and craft intersect at the crossroads of modernity to produce pioneering menswear designers. Students investigate their own practice to define design methodologies that encompass key concepts of fabric, cut and silhouette. Based on rigorous research and analytical thinking, the course encourages fresh perspectives in menswear design. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing a breadth of experience to their peer group and discipline. Emerging from a diversity of practice and theory based undergraduate studies, including Womenswear, Fine Art, Architecture and Semiotics, they are able to explore the potential of their transferable skills and knowledge into menswear design methodologies. Alumni have gone on to set up successful design labels, work for international brands or continue their research to PhD level. This is the course where menswear talent is nurtured and refined to produce some of the most forward thinking creatives in menswear design today. Course Structure 15 months 4 terms, level 7 180 credits Term One Creative and Technical Innovation (40 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Technical Analysis and Development (40 units) Term Three Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Fashion Design Technology (Womenswear)

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Guided by experienced staff and resourced with state of the art equipment, this postgraduate fashion design course nurtures talent and develops directional womenswear designers whose cutting-edge fashion influences the future of the industry. [+]

Guided by experienced staff and resourced with state of the art equipment, this postgraduate fashion design course nurtures talent and develops directional womenswear designers whose cutting-edge fashion influences the future of the industry. Content and Structure MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear seeks to recruit ambitious, creative designers who have a long-term fashion focus and wish to work for a key brand or set up their own label. Based primarily in London’s West End at John Prince’s Street and resourced by the specialist equipment at our other central sites, contemporary technology is at the core of this course. CAD CAM, state of the art knitting machines and facilities for digital print, rapid proto-typing and laser cutting allow students to produce womenswear collections that innovate in the field. By nurturing creativity and specialist research, the course enables individuals to produce high quality and innovative work through illustration, design, cutting and modern manufacturing. Students are supported to develop collaborations with industry specialists and international fabric suppliers, a process that not only builds important contacts for the future but one that enriches student experience and refines design sensibility. Using diverse production techniques - from couture craftsmanship to futuristic experimentation - students are able to explore their own perspectives to form the basis of their MA collection. Guided by experienced staff, this also has the potential to incorporate a further specialism such as embroidery, knitwear or digital concepts. Course Structure 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits Term One Creative and Technical Innovation (40 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Technical Analysis and Development (40 units) Term Three Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Fashion Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

This fashion entrepreneurship course develops entrepreneurs who can build and capitalise on the existing strengths in the UK and international fashion industries. [+]

This fashion entrepreneurship course develops entrepreneurs who can build and capitalise on the existing strengths in the UK and international fashion industries. Content and Structure The ethos that entrepreneurship serves as a catalyst for economic development underpins the philosophy of this specialist course. Strengthened by London College of Fashion’s unparalleled external and internal industry networks, MA Fashion Entrepreneurship aims to develop new fashion concepts through to commercialization. Addressing the need for the fashion entrepreneur who can identify market opportunities in the industry, this programme is firmly aligned to 21st century, global business with all the challenges and potential this brings. This course will enable individuals to build and capitalize on existing strengths both in the UK and internationally. In depth studies of innovative emerging designers in the UK provide an understanding of the British fashion industry while extra-curricular international study tours provide valuable insights into the global fashion market. Industry presentations and factory tours have taken place previously in Paris, Milan and Shanghai and have explored everything from French Haute Couture to Italian craftsmanship and Asia’s luxury fashion boom. MA Fashion Entrepreneurship is a dynamic and interactive learning experience that is built through key collaborative relationships in education (such as IFM in Paris) and industry. Through a supported and structured programme that includes entrepreneurial practice, new business models and planning and management of creative enterprise, participants are encouraged to develop new thinking and innovative concepts. Former alumni have launched their own fashion businesses or taken on entrepreneurial roles in fields such as buying, corporate sustainable responsibility and international brand building for perse fashion companies that span luxury to high street. [-]

MA Fashion Futures

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course looks beyond fashion design as we currently know it. Mixing design practices, innovative thinking and conceptual speculations, along with technology and science, the course finds strategies for the future state of fashion in ecological, cultural and social contexts. [+]

This course looks beyond fashion design as we currently know it. Mixing design practices, innovative thinking and conceptual speculations, along with technology and science, the course finds strategies for the future state of fashion in ecological, cultural and social contexts. Content and Structure In this ground breaking course, you are encouraged to explore and develop speculative fashion practice and theoretical perspectives in parallel. You will identify new territories for fashion and work in new spaces to communicate ideas in relation to design for sustainability where digital design applications, the interplay of hard and soft sciences, design futuring, fashion design theory, fashion thinking, meta design, ethics, politics, psychology and anthropology are considered. You will examine a diverse range of methodologies and technologies, including film, audio, digital and online platforms, garment prototyping, publishing, events and performance. Critical fashion practice and reflexive thinking to test, reframe and make responses to existing paradigms, is key to MA Fashion Futures. This will enable you to develop a very personal response to, and a critique of, the current paradigm and the role and activities of fashion. This course is aligned to and supported by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion and the Fashion Digital Studio. Course Structure 15 months level 7 180 credits [-]

MA Fashion Journalism

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn solid journalistic skills and become an articulate and aware fashion writer on this fashion journalism course. [+]

Learn solid journalistic skills and become an articulate and aware fashion writer on this fashion journalism course. MA Fashion Journalism is unique in its merging of cultural theory with fashion journalism. It is a multidisciplinary framework for independent study that leads to an original body of written and/or visual work. You can choose to position your aspirations and your work on a spectrum from media journalism to theoretical study, for example: a dissertation on the presentation of fashion on television; a book surveying the fashion industry in Canada; a new concept for a fashion magazine; a cultural analysis of the current position of masculinity in society. The course aims to develop highly articulate and aware fashion commentators who have sound research ability and strong written and visual communication skills. Cultural theory and journalism strands run in parallel through the first stage of the course. Three of the four pathway units are focused on the practice of journalism, a key feature being visiting speakers from industry. Course Structure 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits [-]

MA Fashion Media Production

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

For innovative media practitioners, film makers and digital communicators, this unique cross disciplinary course fuels industry’s growing need for multi-skilled creatives. [+]

For innovative media practitioners, film makers and digital communicators, this unique cross disciplinary course fuels industry’s growing need for multi-skilled creatives. Content and Structure Characterised by a cross-disciplinary, collaborative ethos, MA Fashion Media Production aims to stimulate and cultivate innovative media practitioners. Appealing to visual and verbal communicators, this course bridges the gap between fashion’s core communication disciplines such as journalism, photography and styling with digital media practices and film-making. The course offers a range of units that combine practice with theory and offer opportunities to work both collectively and independently. Through these units, you will be encouraged to develop a body of research around a specific focus or area, to experiment with new technologies, and to develop reflective practice and fresh responses to areas of fashion media production. As well as evolving innovative solutions to existing media scenarios, you will also be expected to challenge and critique these conventions, offering alternative views and visions. MA Fashion Media Production offers opportunities to connect with industry through workshops and projects and incorporates a range of industry professionals into its programme. As part of your personal and professional development, you will be encouraged to combine your course with internships and placements, appropriate to your study. Graduates from this course have been much in demand for a number of creative roles within fashion media. Course Structure 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits [-]

MA Fashion Photography

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The course situates fashion photography within a range of social, cultural and theoretical models of practice and dissemination. Students develop significant project work - based on personal, professional and collaborative initiatives - that comes to define new possibilities of fashion photography and its reach. [+]

The course situates fashion photography within a range of social, cultural and theoretical models of practice and dissemination. Students develop significant project work - based on personal, professional and collaborative initiatives - that comes to define new possibilities of fashion photography and its reach. Content and Structure MA Fashion Photography relates directly to its philosophy and structure and remains based essentially on practice, as opposed to theory. The course explores the rhetoric of fashion photographic production and contextualises theory and practice within fine art, popular culture and mass media. Through photographic practice, you will examine social, cultural and critical issues involved in the practice of fashion photography and the impact and construction of the fashion image as a spectacle. In broad terms, it is a multidisciplinary framework for independent study leading to an original body of photographic or written work proposed and negotiated by you. Course Structure 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits [-]

MA Fashion Retail Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

This fashion retail course, is aimed at students who wish to pursue a management or creative career in multi-channel fashion retailing. [+]

This fashion retail course, is aimed at students who wish to pursue a management or creative career in multi-channel fashion retailing. Content and Structure MA Fashion Retail Management aims to stimulate creative solutions for multi-channel fashion retailing, and to exploit the design and communication potential of the physical and virtual store. This course bridges a gap between retail disciplines, reflecting a shift in the fashion industries’ demands for a multi-skilled workforce; notably marketing management, information and communication technologies (ICT) and design. It encompasses digital and new media practices to encourage multi-channel practices, interactive communications and innovative solutions within the fashion retail environment. You will be able to combine cutting-edge media approaches with retail formats and brand management to develop appropriate solutions for specific fashion retail environments. You will have the knowledge to critically evaluate trends in consumption, as well as broader societal, economic and regulatory changes, technological development, retail formats and their application to the fashion retail environment. You will also examine and analyse the influence of lifestyle retailing and multi-channel retailing and explore the concept of customer experience with experiential and sensory design from real to virtual situations. Your creative expertise will be utilised to design and implement creative technologies fitting with the retail brand and the convergence of the physical and virtual store. Course Structure 12 months 3 terms level 7 180 credits [-]

MA Film

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Film at London College of Communication is a practical course in film drama production which develops the potential of accomplished filmmakers. You will expand your creative, technical and practical skills in digital film, working across a number of specialisms in development, finance, exhibition and distribution. The course aims to build your professional networks and equip you to operate in a wide range of industry disciplines. [+]

MA Film at London College of Communication is a practical course in film drama production which develops the potential of accomplished filmmakers. You will expand your creative, technical and practical skills in digital film, working across a number of specialisms in development, finance, exhibition and distribution. The course aims to build your professional networks and equip you to operate in a wide range of industry disciplines. Content MA Film is a practical course in the production of film drama, from development and finance to distribution and exhibition. It is designed for students who want a hands-on, industry-orientated course, in the creative, technical and practical aspects of digital film production. Taught through a combination of tutorials, lectures, technical workshops, mentoring, masterclasses and work placements, the course allows you to focus on one key specialism and develop it at postgraduate level, while encouraging you to engage creatively with related disciplines and wider filmic processes. Within the collaborative unit you have a choice of pathways where you can collaborate with external partners and other courses within UAL. These pathways could be realised through work placements, cross-disciplinary collaboration, initiatives towards the Major Project or a combination of activities. The theoretical programme underscores all of the practical elements of the course and offers a shared process for students to explore both their own and each other’s work. [-]

MA Fine Art – Central Saint Martins

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Fine Art determines and challenges the boundaries of art while locating theory at the centre of practice. [+]

MA Fine Art determines and challenges the boundaries of art while locating theory at the centre of practice. In a dynamic learning culture that celebrates diverse backgrounds and ambitions, you’ll develop a critical art practice that will shape your career as an international artist. The MA Fine Art studios are located in an independent building in Archway, so the course offer allows students a self contained studio building facilitating their independent working practices and self-organisation alongside all the benefits of the King's Cross campus. Reasons to Apply MA Fine Art enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. You’ll be part of our Postgraduate Art Programme, which offers valuable opportunities to build transferable professional knowledge and skills through shared units, reading groups and debates and helps establish stimulating and productive networks. You’ll benefit from our professional practice lecture series featuring guest speakers plus opportunities to attend symposia and critique work in progress across different subject areas. Our graduates exhibit widely and participate in residency programmes, performance festivals and practice in the community as well as pursuing careers as critics, writers, curators, teachers. Some progress to further research degree study. You’ll develop your research skills including interviewing, literature search and review, archival skills, software for use in research and e-resources, feasibility studies, data analysis, referencing, citation and bibliographic conventions, and ethics. Recent graduates of the course are regularly featured in exhibitions such as Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the Threadneedle Prize. [-]

MA Fine Art – Chelsea College of Arts

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts is one of the longest running postgraduate fine art courses in the country, delivering a programme that covers the entire spectrum of what fine art is and can be. [+]

MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts is one of the longest running postgraduate fine art courses in the country, delivering a programme that covers the entire spectrum of what fine art is and can be. Content: what students can expect Teaching delivered through a programme of regular one-to-one tutorials, seminars and lectures, featuring a wide array of artists and practitioners Integrated practice and theory elements, which help students understand the contexts and conditions that shape and frame contemporary art practice To produce a high level of independent work, underpinned by the course’s challenging theoretical curriculum and instruction in approaches to research methodology To re-evaluate and contextualise their work in relation to contemporary fine art practice To generate discourse with their fellow students re-evaluate their practice with each other Structure Phase 1: Analysis of practice and exploration of methodologies Phase 2: Development and consolidation Phase 3: Resolution These phases are set within a credit framework of three assessed units: Studio practice and Advanced studio practice, which run sequentially Theoretical studies, which runs throughout the course Studio practice involves evolving and developing a personal programme of studio work and related research. Theoretical Studies provides a framework for students to develop a critical research paper, enabling them to locate their ideas and practice in relation to contemporary debate on cultural and theoretical issues. Throughout the course students participate in individual and group tutorials, developing their skills through Personal Professional Development workshops and on-line resources while the postgraduate talks are organised that introduce them to a range of visiting artists and practitioners. Work experience and opportunities Students are also supported by a strong postgraduate community and we provide opportunities to network with artists, curators, gallerists and other practitioners through organised events, degree shows, the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School as well as the college’s own Chelsea Space. [-]

MA Footwear

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Innovate and challenge footwear design through new technology and craftsmanship and in the process, master fashioned footwear. [+]

Innovate and challenge footwear design through new technology and craftsmanship and in the process, master fashioned footwear. Content and Structure This MA course will provide students with a unique creative and technical platform to develop their own unique personal interest and methodology through design and technical skills, as well as their individual conceptual and critical thinking. The course aims to explore the link between the impossible and the achievable, to challenge aesthetics, to question function and challenge the discipline in order to redefine it. We seek to recruit students from a wide variety of design and cultural backgrounds who will be a unique force of free-thinkers who challenge boundaries, within a laboratory of experimentation and investigation. This will include both graduates and practitioners from within industry with previous knowledge and skills in the area of footwear design, and self-motivated individuals with relevant materials and technology-based skills who look to challenge themselves. Building on a wealth of knowledge and machinery heritage, the course puts an emphasis on the footwear tradition and craft that the Cordwainers heritage embodies, but also actively explores and questions technologies and materials of the future through availability of the latest technology. In this environment students will build on their previous background knowledge and skills to create innovative footwear, extending existing norms both conceptually and technologically, through either bespoke handcrafted or mass production manufacturing. The outcome of this can be commercial, innovative, radical, conceptual and/or avant-garde; students are challenged to respond in an innovative way not to what footwear is, but instead to look to what it can be. Course Structure Full Time 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits [-]

MA Games Design

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Rooted in experimental practice, MA Games Design ensures that students are equipped with both the technical and critical skills that allow them to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes. You will also explore concepts of goal, challenge and obstacle through critical evaluation in order to understand the motive forces of play that operate in game design. [+]

Rooted in experimental practice, MA Games Design ensures that students are equipped with both the technical and critical skills that allow them to produce a broad portfolio of innovative game prototypes. You will also explore concepts of goal, challenge and obstacle through critical evaluation in order to understand the motive forces of play that operate in game design. Content MA Games Design critically examines the concept of play to conceptually frame the practice of games design. You will produce playable prototype gaming experiences and use games design as a means to test critical ideas from broader culture. The course is particularly interested in how games design principles are being used more generally and how these ideas impact upon our increasingly digital culture. MA Games Design will enable you to understand and articulate the unique value of game experience to an increasingly interested design industry and allow you to understand the value of your game experience prototypes. Building on LCC's resources, in digital, time-based and interactive media alongside printmaking, graphic design and visual communication, the course encourages experimental and reflective practice that echoes the cross media nature of the design, communication and media industries. The course also supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice. [-]

MA Graphic Branding and Identity

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Understanding, translating and communicating brand stories graphically: it's what today's key branding designers do. Driven by intelligent enquiry and evaluation, MA Graphic Branding and Identity challenges the whole meaning of graphic branding. Explore the strategic thinking underlying brands and look at how that strategy can drive the creative expression. [+]

Understanding, translating and communicating brand stories graphically: it's what today's key branding designers do. Driven by intelligent enquiry and evaluation, MA Graphic Branding and Identity challenges the whole meaning of graphic branding. Explore the strategic thinking underlying brands and look at how that strategy can drive the creative expression. Content: Driven by intelligent enquiry and evaluation, this programme encourages students to challenge what is understood about the meaning of graphic branding. It explores the strategic thinking underlying brands and focuses on how that strategy can drive the creative expression. Look around you and you will see examples of the power of brands - on the High Street, within organisations and in the media. From Coca Cola to Virgin, the most successful brands are worth billions. This MA course focuses on the role of visual identity within branding. The aim is to produce versatile and creative practitioners who understand design within a business, social and cultural context. It addresses the subject from a broad perspective, covering individual, group, cultural, national, international, corporate and commercial identities. You will be encouraged to look critically at the graphic elements which make up a contemporary visual identity. The emphasis is on practical design, supported by theoretical components and the application of clear research methodologies. As well as developing a deeper knowledge of branding and graphic design, you will gain an understanding of how to develop brand strategies and propositions. An important part of the course involves developing an independent personal project that investigates these principles and their application. Learning at this level will be about research, intellectual engagement, discovery, interaction and change. The final product for us is not in itself the goal - it is the research, exploration, evaluation and intellectual understanding of branding and identity that makes this MA distinctive. [-]

MA Graphic Communication Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins brings together design-led and research driven approaches to an increasingly important practice and field of study. [+]

Graphic Communication Design is the carrier signal for the twenty-first century. MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins brings together design-led and research driven approaches to an increasingly important practice and field of study. We take a critically informed and widely experimental approach to the production, form, and circulation of knowledge. We facilitate our students to become versatile makers, astute commentators, and positive agents of socio-economic, cultural, and technological change. Reasons to Apply We are designers and researchers. We take a hybridised approach to communication. Through a critical engagement with our changing media environment, we transform and extend the traditional practices and tools of graphic design, type and image. We draw on a wide range of fields and disciplines ranging from cultural studies to engineering We collaborate and we challenge. As designers, we seek meaningful change on behalf of a diverse range of communities and publics. Our recent project partners include Camden Council, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Dartington Social Research Unit, Kings College, the Financial Times and Hewlett Packard We are innovators and inventors. You will be challenged to position yourself as a leader. Our graduates have gone on to launch their own studios and publishing companies, work for large-scale institutions and corporations around the world, freelance in their chosen areas, or develop their own new models for design practice. An increasing number of our graduates are following the MA with PhD study and choosing to pursue a design research career We exchange and we engage. Both the Graphic Communication Design Programme at CSM and the Postgraduate Community at University of the Arts London play host to a range of talks and workshops featuring a vibrant range of internationally acclaimed designers and thinkers. Recent visitors and speakers to the college include Jessica Helfand, Fred Deakin, Peter Hall, Nick Bell, Michael Wolff, Connie Fryer, and Prem Krishnamurthy. The programme’s current practitioner in residence is Paul Elliman. Lucienne Roberts and Jack Schulze are our current fellows MA Graphic Communication Design has been designed to enable you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. [-]

MA Graphic Design Communication

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts encourages a broad and diverse approach to thinking and practice that helps students shape engaging and imaginative design solutions through material, media, technologies and systems of public engagement. [+]

What students can expect A practice led course underpinned by critical design thinking and exploration To be taught by a team of highly experienced postgraduate tutors each with their own personal specialist art / design practice and research A ‘creative campus’ environment with a range of workshop facilities, library and special collection resources, shared studio spaces, and professional exhibition spaces. To become a dynamic member of postgraduate study groups through active discussion, collaboration and exchange of ideas To seek inspiration and knowledge from course tutors, college wide professional lectures, UAL postgraduate community initiatives and events and London’s cultural industries To become a reflective learner willing to speculate upon ideas from many perspectives and experiences To actively seek ways to frame and reframe personal and professional practice in relation to expanded and developed modes of Communication Design practice To be individually supported in order to initiate a project framework involving theoretical and practice based research and design practice leading to the successful completion of a major project To develop a rigorous design process, providing the means to employ critical thinking, shape materials and forms, generate and communicate content, develop prototypes and engage with audience testing. [-]

MA Graphic Media Design

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Taught in both part time and full time modes, MA Graphic Media Design is concerned with establishing a distinct understanding of the fields of graphic design and visual culture, as well as those that infect, destabilise and unravel it. We invite thoughtful, critical, productive individuals interested in the effective articulation of design. [+]

Taught in both part time and full time modes, MA Graphic Media Design is concerned with establishing a distinct understanding of the fields of graphic design and visual culture, as well as those that infect, destabilise and unravel it. We invite thoughtful, critical, productive individuals interested in the effective articulation of design. Reasons to Apply Flexible modes of engagement - one of the only courses in the United Kingdom to offer both full time and part time modes to accommodate those interests and external commitments. Subject expertise - engage with high-profile design practitioners, writers and critics such as: Jonathan Barnbrook, Rick Poynor, Daniel Eatock, Peter Bilak, Richard Hollis, Erik Spiekermann, Anthony Burrill and Sara de Bondt as part of the course workshop programme and guest lecture series. Contemporary ventures - join a community of graduates that have developed distinctive practices and gained notable recognition across the creative industries such as: Tzortzis Rallis (Occupy London - Shortlist, Design Museum Design of the Year Awards 2013, PhD Candidate LCC), Joanna Choukeir (Partner at Uscreates, PhD Candidate LCC), Sarah Boris (Associate Art Director, Phaidon Publishing), Sonoles Alveraz (The Partners) and Marwan Kaabour (Barnbrook Studio). World leading resources - realise and further enable your studio practice and independent research with access to world-leading facilities in our letterpress, screen-printing, photography, book-binding, 3D, sound and film studios and workshops, offering new tools and processes for you to explore in your research endeavours. [-]

MA Illustration and Visual Media

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Illustration and Visual Media explores the creation and production of images at a time of unparalleled possibilities for skilled visual communicators. Specifically investigating the opportunities for image-makers to work with time-based, sequential, interactive and narrative forms, students on the course will develop an experimental illustration practice that reflects the integrated nature of the design, communication and media industries. [+]

MA Illustration and Visual Media explores the creation and production of images at a time of unparalleled possibilities for skilled visual communicators. Specifically investigating the opportunities for image-makers to work with time-based, sequential, interactive and narrative forms, students on the course will develop an experimental illustration practice that reflects the integrated nature of the design, communication and media industries. Content This is a practice-led course that explores both the theory and practice of illustration across a broad range of visual media. MA Illustration and Visual Media aims to develop your visual voice with an emphasis on critical engagement with both the discipline and the world at large. This may take the form of investigating abstract concepts from domains such as science, technology and philosophy by developing bespoke visual languages to translate these ideas to diverse audiences. Other approaches may also include using critical ideas to produce self-directed visual authorship. Practical projects and technical workshops are run in tandem with theoretical and critical seminars in order to support the relationship between critical and practice based learning. This approach provides you with a unique platform from which to produce relevant and engaging work within the discipline of illustration that has resonance and value to the world at large. Through the development of a portfolio of work the course places graduates in a position to work across sectors as diverse as visual communication, art direction, information communication, branding, news, current affairs, entertainment, art and design as well as encouraging visual authorship. The course supports progression to research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice. Building on LCC's resources, in digital, time-based and interactive media alongside printmaking, graphic design and visual communication, the course encourages experimental and reflective practice that echoes the cross media nature of the design, communication and media industries. [-]

MA Industrial Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Industrial Design applies intellectual development directly to design practice, empowering you take on a strategic role, to identify and respond to trends, to initiate new design approaches, and to thrive in multidisciplinary teams. [+]

MA Industrial Design applies intellectual development directly to design practice, empowering you take on a strategic role, to identify and respond to trends, to initiate new design approaches, and to thrive in multidisciplinary teams. Reasons to Apply MA Industrial Design enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Work directly with high-profile businesses and social enterprises including Paul Smith, Orange, Rémy Martin, DESIS Network, GlaxoSmithKline, Nokia, LVMH, and Microsoft. The course has been recognised for world-class excellence by the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education 2013. Work with some of the world’s finest active practitioners from a range of design disciplines as well as others including writing, philosophy, anthropology, performance and sociology. Benefit from a multi-disciplinary art school environment made up of an exceptionally diverse community of creative individuals. Explore and develop new perspectives and design methods in an intense and challenging programme. Use the world’s most cosmopolitan city as a living resource. We’re right at the heart of London’s incredible range of galleries, museums, bars, businesses and sub-cultures. Graduates from the course work in design consultancies and manufacturing industries worldwide. Some go on to do PhD studies or commercial research, others are distinguished and influential designers or design managers in global companies. [-]

MA Innovation Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Innovation Management recognises the need to identify and verify opportunity. Where MBA and design management programmes analyse problems, this postgraduate course deploys connective and creative approaches to managing innovation in order to synthesise opportunities. [+]

MA Innovation Management recognises the need to identify and verify opportunity. Where MBA and design management programmes analyse problems, this postgraduate course deploys connective and creative approaches to managing innovation in order to synthesise opportunities. Reasons to Apply MA Innovation Management enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a sustained research project including a 15-week work placement, with an external host partner. You’ll have the chance to plan, promote and participate in an innovation management conference. Our staff members have active and ongoing links with a wide range of institutions, organisations and companies including The Design Council, Procter and Gamble, the Royal Society of Arts and Transport for London. Our graduates are highly attractive to potential employers in business, the creative industries or policy makers who wish to embrace 360- degree innovation. You will join a diverse cohort of students; many people who join this course bring valuable experience from a wide range of international cultures and professional industries, including marketing, law, journalism and fashion. [-]

MA Interaction Design Communication

Campus 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Interaction Design Communication is a practice-led design course that prepares students to design for an increasingly technologically informed and interdisciplinary design world with skills in the following areas: interaction design, design prototyping, physical computing, user centered design, open source digital platforms, design research, foresight and insight, experience design, communication design, speculative and critical design, interactive design and digital arts. [+]

MA Interaction Design Communication is a practice-led design course that prepares students to design for an increasingly technologically informed and interdisciplinary design world with skills in the following areas: interaction design, design prototyping, physical computing, user centered design, open source digital platforms, design research, foresight and insight, experience design, communication design, speculative and critical design, interactive design and digital arts. Content MA Interaction Design Communication provides an opportunity for experimental practice in an area of design that increasingly explores the intersection of the physical and digital domains. With a focus on synthesising thought through rigorous design prototyping (making), digital processes and user perspectives, the course is highly reflective of interdisciplinary practice within the contemporary design, media and communications industries. The integrated approach of the course to critical thinking provides you with the opportunity to work with critical ideas in an applied design context – for example psycho-geographic practice as empirical research or engaging with other critical theories of space to generate user perspectives. This ensures that ideation processes take on both the macro as well as micro opportunities for innovation and speculation crucial to building a portfolio of highly engaged work. As well as placing you in a position to work across the board spectrum of interaction, design and communication the course is just as interested in design questions as design answers. This means that the course also prepares you for progression to further design research at MPhil/PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed experimental practice. LCC has an outstanding team of practitioners and published researchers and enjoys a powerful programme of visiting speakers. The course also benefits from a cross-European collaboration with design industry professionals and higher education institutions and there is an opportunity to visit at least one other centre in Europe during the course. [-]

MA Interior and Spatial Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts explores conceptual spatial concerns and notions of how we inhabit space in an area of study that's distinct from but still complementary to architecture. [+]

MA Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts explores conceptual spatial concerns and notions of how we inhabit space in an area of study that's distinct from but still complementary to architecture. Content: what students can expect To address issues about how we inhabit space and develop sensibilities about intervening into existing architectural structures or situations To engage with the language of architecture and the experiential aspects of what it is to inhabit and interact with our spatial environment; from the functional design of built structures to fine art installations, from furniture to computer animation or film To explore interior and spatial design from either a research orientated or professional practice point of view or combination of both Structure Phase 1: Analysis of Practice and Exploration of Methodologies Phase 2: Development and Consolidation Phase 3: Resolution These phases are set within a credit framework of three assessed units: Studio practice and Advanced studio practice, which run sequentially Theoretical studies, which runs throughout the course Studio practice involves evolving and developing a personal programme of studio work and related research. Theoretical Studies provides a framework for you to develop a critical research paper, enabling you to locate your ideas and practice in relation to contemporary debate on cultural and theoretical issues. Throughout the course you participate in individual and group tutorials, develop skills through Personal Professional Development workshops and on-line resources while the postgraduate talks are organised to introduce you to a range of visiting artists and practitioners. Work experience and opportunities We provide our students with a valuable bridge between study and professional practice, as they engage with leading practitioners through the course. This helps students redefine their current and future practice as professional designers, or progress to further research. [-]

MA Material Futures

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Textile Futures is now called MA Material Futures. We’ve always believed ‘textiles’ to encompass a broad approach to materiality, and to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of our work we have changed our course title. [+]

MA Textile Futures is now called MA Material Futures. We’ve always believed ‘textiles’ to encompass a broad approach to materiality, and to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of our work we have changed our course title. MA Material Futures explores the intersection of craft, science and technology encouraging students to look beyond existing boundaries to anticipate future needs, desires, and challenges. Taking materiality as the starting point of the design process we integrate high and low technological materials and processes, pursuing relevant applications across fashion, architecture, product design, and communication & critical design. Observing and analysing how we live today allows us to consider how we can live better tomorrow. Considering the current and future context of design decisions is core to our ethos, combining social, political and economic inquiry to inform future, sustainable design applications. Reasons to Apply You’ll be exposed to new materials, processes, technologies and design methodologies and use materiality as a platform to critically interrogate our sustainable future with topics spanning smart textiles, new materials, interactive design, sustainable design, trend forecasting, branding, fashion, and craft futures. You'll develop experimental design work alongside innovative design proposals and work collaboratively with MA Industrial Design, MA Design Ceramics, Furniture or Jewellery and MA Communication Design students to critically interrogate the complexity of the global and local context of your work. Our graduates continue to forge highly successful futures, whether it be working in the creative industry, setting up their own studios, or going onto further study or research roles within academia. Our graduates regularly gain press coverage in UK and International magazines and journals such as Surface, Viewpoint, Frame, Creative Review, Elle Decoration, Crafts, Selvedge, Interni (Italy), Vogue Casa (Italy) and FORM (Germany). You’ll benefit from collaborations within the creative industry. Previous partners have included Louis Vuitton, Nissan Design Europe, Stella McCartney, Samsonite, Graham & Brown, EDF Energy, Microsoft Research, Roche Bobois and Philips Design. [-]

MA Media Communications and Critical Practice

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Explore contemporary media and communications alongside the creative and professional practices central to the cultural industries. With work-based learning an integral part of the MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice course, you will develop your knowledge and professional experience in major London institutions such as Tate Modern, the British Council, Film London and the BBC. [+]

Explore contemporary media and communications alongside the creative and professional practices central to the cultural industries. With work-based learning an integral part of the MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice course, you will develop your knowledge and professional experience in major London institutions such as Tate Modern, the British Council, Film London and the BBC. Content This unique Masters programme explores contemporary media and communications alongside the creative and professional practices that are central to the cultural industries. MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice blends academic rigour with the opportunity to gain professional experience and to develop and enhance creative practice-based skills. The course has been designed for postgraduate students considering a career in the media or creative industries or the cultural sector, as well as those who want to work in research and education. It will enable you to develop the intellectual abilities and gain the practical experience you need for employment within the rapidly changing media and creative industries. MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice will provide you with a systematic understanding of major theories of media and communications, exploring contemporary approaches to the media and creative industries and their social and economic contexts. You will explore how global and international perspectives, issues of diversity, equality and identity, and emergent environmental and ethical challenges relate to contemporary media production, circulation and consumption. During the course you will visit galleries, exhibitions and cultural events, taking advantage of the College’s central London location. You will also benefit from an Industry Speakers Series, with opportunities for networking with industry professionals and creative. Work-based learning is a central element of this course, with previous students gaining internships at London institutions such as the Tate Modern, Arts Catalyst, the British Council, Film London and the BBC. Alumni have gone on to work for BBC factual programming, the British Council, television production companies, branding consultancies, and to PhD study. [-]

MA Narrative Environments

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

On this course you'll design visitor experiences and events for museums, brand, urban and community environments and work in small multidisciplinary teams to tell stories through text, image, sound and physical space. You'll benefit from strong industry links that provide live, funded projects, mentors and placements. [+]

On this course you'll design visitor experiences and events for museums, brand, urban and community environments and work in small multidisciplinary teams to tell stories through text, image, sound and physical space. You'll benefit from strong industry links that provide live, funded projects, mentors and placements. Reasons to Apply MA Narrative Environments enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. Collaborate in a multidisciplinary team of architects, communication designers, media designers and writers to design complex and engaging environments that would not be possible to develop on your own. Learn from leading industry figures affiliated to the course. Get a mentor, in the creative industries who can give you real world advice; do a placement or internship in a design company, an architect’s practice, a museum or a related business or government organization; get a sense of the global market for jobs in narrative environments. Undertake live projects as part of the course with affiliates such as Arup, Cisco, Selfridges, Arts Council England, Southbank Centre, the National Trust and the London Festival of Architecture. Meet thought leaders and inspirational practitioners. Try a wide range of projects from city branding to public engagement and social innovation that help you to define your future career in either the commercial or cultural creative industries or indeed in PhD research. Contribute to the cutting edge of new design theory as it is applied to professional practice; clarify and define your own values and position as a creative practitioner. [-]

MA Painting

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts offers the opportunity for students to explore a discipline that is constantly widening in scope. [+]

MA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts offers the opportunity for students to explore a discipline that is constantly widening in scope. Content: what students can expect To identify and debate key issues in contemporary painting To contribute to a collaborative public event and online archive on the subject of contemporary painting To extend your knowledge of paint as a material and process To examine the ways in which methods and materials shape the agenda in contemporary painting whilst creating a critical relationship to tradition To explore the range of models of practice for the contemporary painter To examine the notion of painting as research To develop your key questions and ideas from an initial period of review and experimentation To be part of a challenging learning and teaching environment that supports the development of your practical, professional and research skills To engage with the wider research culture at University of the Arts London Structure The course runs over a total of 45 weeks. Learning and teaching will take place through studio practice, written work, group seminars, critiques, exhibitions, peer-led workshops and reading groups. The course places great stock on the idea of a community of painters. [-]

MA Pattern and Garment Technology

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop yourself as an innovative pattern cutter or garment technologist able to provide companies with creative technical solutions through focused research that will advance the commercial fashion industry. [+]

Develop yourself as an innovative pattern cutter or garment technologist able to provide companies with creative technical solutions through focused research that will advance the commercial fashion industry. Content and Structure Please note that for this MA course applicants will apply to one of the two pathways: EITHER MA Pattern and Garment Technology: Creative Pattern Cutting OR MA Pattern and Garment Technology: Garment Technology This new course, MA Pattern and Garment Technology, offers a unique experience in fashion education at postgraduate level. The course develops innovative pattern and garment technologists who will be able to provide creative technical solutions to current and future problems within the fashion industry. You will acquire strong 2D and 3D technical skills and will become aware of the challenges currently facing this sector of the industry. The opportunity to work collaboratively with a company in order to research into and develop new processes and techniques that advance current practice will be a feature of the course. You will experiment with a range of digital and manufacturing technologies and techniques, materials and components in order to achieve your goals. Individual research, experimentation and analysis will be supported by a programme of workshops, lectures, team-working activities and industrial visits that will allow you to develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced knowledge. As well as developing conventional and creative pattern cutting techniques, you will become conversant with digital pattern technology and you will explore digital pattern development through using 3D sampling software. You will also be encouraged to set up work placements which give you the opportunity to further your skills and knowledge and make valuable contacts within the industry. Your Masters Project will give you the opportunity to research and develop an initiative that breaks new ground in the field of pattern and garment technology. This project will be supported by extensive documented research, experimentation and analysis before the final outcome is achieved. For this course we are looking for students who have gained a good degree from a fashion design course and have particular interest and skills in creative technical processes. Other routes to the course will be for pattern and garment technologists already working in the industry who want to expand their skills, or creative fashion designers seeking to develop their technical skills to advance their practice. Course structure Please note that the fifteen week blocks go across the term dates listed under Facts. 15 months, 4 terms, level 7, 180 credits [-]

MA Performance Design and Practice

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course brings together artists, directors, writers, researchers and designers to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st century. Graduates go on to professional practice, working as influential directors, writers and producers in theatre, TV, film, opera or dance, or progress to research degree study. [+]

This course brings together artists, directors, writers, researchers and designers to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st century. Graduates go on to professional practice, working as influential directors, writers and producers in theatre, TV, film, opera or dance, or progress to research degree study. Reasons to Apply MA Performance Design and Practice enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. You’ll take part in collaborative practical projects taking place in mainland Europe, throughout the UK and beyond. Many of our graduates form their own creative companies and partnerships and go on to work in art, design and performance in a range of roles, including festivals, art centres and venues around the world. Our graduates work in theatre, television, film, opera or dance, go on to direct, write or produce or progress to research degree study. You’ll be encouraged to question how your work relates to the broader context of performance practices with a focus on the interconnected contexts of experimental theatre practice, live art and dramaturgy through design. This course brings together fine artists, directors, writers, researchers and designers to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st century. [-]

MA Photography - Central Saint Martins

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Photography is an international fine art photography course that explores the possibilities of both visual and conceptual expression, merging research deeply with practice. [+]

MA Photography is an international fine art photography course that explores the possibilities of both visual and conceptual expression, merging research deeply with practice. The course is rooted in the idea that photography has no self-limiting identity or essence. In creating work that is visually exciting and intellectually compelling you’ll develop as an artist with photography at the core of your practice, defining, or redefining photography as the art form of 21st Century. The course is led by Daniel Rubinstein, recipient of a 2014 UAL Teaching Award. 2014 award nominations: Sina Michalskaja, Nova Award winner and finalist for the Celeste Prize; Daniel Silva shortlisted for Saatchi 2014 Sensations Prize. Reasons to Apply The opportunity to explore photography as an interlacing of fine art, technology, aesthetics and new media Extensive visiting lecturer programme by leading artists, philosophers and curators State of the art scanning, large format digital colour and chemical B/W printing Open environment encouraging collaborations across other post-graduate programmes (MA Fine Art, MA Art and Science) Emphasis on research as practice and on practice as research Links with Arts and Humanities Research Council photography network and the journal Philosophy of Photography. MA Photography enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. [-]

MA Photography - London College of Communication

Campus Full time Part time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Photography at London College of Communication has created many celebrated photographers and artists around the globe. This fine art photography MA has an international reputation for conceptually driven, research-led practices. [+]

MA Photography at London College of Communication has created many celebrated photographers and artists around the globe. This fine art photography MA has an international reputation for conceptually driven, research-led practices. Based in the still image, an interdisciplinary approach encourages students to explore the ever-expanding boundaries of the photographic medium to develop a distinctive body of work that is contextualised within a wider critical framework. Reasons to Apply Develop a distinctive body of work, building a relationship between experimental practice, theoretical contextualisation and active research processes. MA Photography encourages active involvement with current photographic research including the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) and the Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub both based at LCC. Hear from high-profile artists, theorists and curators as part of our guest lecture series. Our extensive analogue and digital facilities will help you to expand your creative vocabulary. For more than 15 years our graduates have developed distinctive practices that gain recognition across the creative industries as well as being respected as showing artists, inventive editors and critical writers. [-]

MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop a wider vision. Designed with photojournalists and documentary photographers in mind, the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course can help you expand your practice and challenge the potential of the medium. [+]

Develop a wider vision. Designed with photojournalists and documentary photographers in mind, the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course can help you expand your practice and challenge the potential of the medium. Learn through a series of assignments as part of this internationally renowned programme and join the graduates who've gone on to win the World Press Photo Daily Life Singles category and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Content A practical, cutting-edge Masters course with an international reputation, designed for aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers. Photojournalists and documentary photographers explore and record human experience. Beginning with Henri Cartier-Bresson (regarded as the father of modern photojournalism), they have recorded significant moments in history, documented unfolding news and created images that have gained iconic status. Central to their work is the telling of a story through images. This internationally-recognised course is aimed at people who want to pursue a career in photojournalism or documentary photography. The aim is to equip students with a thorough grounding in the discipline, whether through film or digitally-based photography. You will follow a rigorous programme of photographic assignments, as well as initiating and developing your own projects and areas of special interest. All this takes place within the framework of the history and development of the medium, together with critical ethical and theoretical contexts. You will be encouraged to develop a wider vision of the practice and potential of the medium through exploration of the uses of documentary and reportage photography in magazines, portfolios, gallery exhibitions, books, television, web, CD-based productions and other media. To see examples of work produced by recent students from this course visit the Home Exhibition online on the Guardian website. This course is taught within the School of Media This course is also taught in a part-time, online mode. What students say about the course "For me photography is a door to new experiences, places and people. By the end of the year the way I saw the world had changed." "It may sound unbelievable but this was probably the most enjoyable year of my life - hard work and challenging but life changing." "This course was so fast paced and so 'skin of your teeth', that getting out into the real world felt natural and familiar. The focus is squarely on the things that really make great photographers - what's going on in your mind, how you see things, developing ideas for stories, gaining access to situations and places, critical sessions with expert mentors, editing your own work and a heavy amount of practical, on-the-job picture making. The challenge was formidable, always forcing me to fight to stay two steps ahead of what I thought I could achieve. As a result, I achieved more than I thought I would, both during the course and since. Within a short while of finishing the course, I worked on a three-week, major international news story for Virgin Atlantic and was surprised by my own ability to take it in my stride - something which I put down to the real-world training I received from some of the best people in the industry." [-]

MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (Part-time)

Campus or Online Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop a wider vision. Designed with photojournalists and documentary photographers in mind, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online) will help you expand your practice and challenge the potential of the medium. Learn through a series of assignments as part of this internationally renowned programme, and join the graduates who've gone on to win the World Press Photo Daily Life Singles category and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. [+]

Develop a wider vision. Designed with photojournalists and documentary photographers in mind, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (online) will help you expand your practice and challenge the potential of the medium. Learn through a series of assignments as part of this internationally renowned programme, and join the graduates who've gone on to win the World Press Photo Daily Life Singles category and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Content: A practical, cutting-edge Masters course with an international reputation, designed for aspiring photojournalists and documentary photographers. Photojournalists and documentary photographers explore and record human experience. Beginning with Henri Cartier-Bresson (regarded as the father of modern photojournalism), they have recorded significant moments in history, documented unfolding news and created images that have gained iconic status. Central to their work is the telling of a story through images. This internationally-recognised course is aimed at people who want to pursue a career in photojournalism or documentary photography. The aim is to equip students with a thorough grounding in the discipline, whether through film or digitally-based photography. You will follow a rigorous programme of photographic assignments, as well as initiating and developing your own projects and areas of special interest. All this takes place within the framework of the history and development of the medium, together with critical ethical and theoretical contexts. You will be encouraged to develop a wider vision of the practice and potential of the medium through exploration of the uses of documentary and reportage photography in magazines, portfolios, gallery exhibitions, books, television, web, CD-based productions and other media. To see examples of work produced by recent students from this course visit the Home Exhibition online on the Guardian website. [-]

MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

The first MA fashion psychology course in the world to apply psychology in fashion will help students gain a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of human behaviour in a fashion context using qualitative approaches (focus groups, interviews or case studies). [+]

The first MA fashion psychology course in the world to apply psychology in fashion will help students gain a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of human behaviour in a fashion context using qualitative approaches (focus groups, interviews or case studies). Content and Structure The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals is situated in the Graduate School and has been developed to address the need of the fashion industry for psychologically literate graduates who possess relevant skills in research, analysis, information synthesis, communication, IT and data handling, who can solve problems and work effectively in teams or independently. This Masters programme is the first MA in the world to apply the scientific study of psychology to fashion. The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals emphasises qualitative methods and analysis that lead to deep, rich data and interpretation. In addition, to complement the units studied on the MA, students are encouraged to attend the MSc units Personality and Individual Differences and Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis, but are not assessed on these. The MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals is designed to appeal to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds including psychology and other sciences, business, humanities and fashion. By applying the scientific study of human behaviour in the context of fashion, students on the MA Psychology for Fashion Professionals develop the ability to identify current issues in the broad context of fashion that are worthy of investigation, conduct rigorous studies to address these issues, and analyse and interpret resultant findings using qualitative methodologies. The aims of the course are to apply psychological science in the context of fashion to make a positive difference through increasing knowledge, improving performance and enhancing well-being. Therefore, graduates from this course will be able to investigate, analyse and interpret human behaviour focusing on small samples and case studies in a broad range of fashion contexts. The focus on the course will be on enabling students to develop strong research skills to enhance employability in many different roles within the fashion industries and beyond. Course Structure 12 months 3 terms level 7 180 credits [-]

MA Public Relations

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

A communication plan that adds value: it's what every organisation wants. Develop the advanced skills and theory you'll need for a successful career in public relations and communications on this industry approved course. Graduate with the knowledge and skills to strategically manage reputations and communicate effectively with the people on the inside and the outside of an organisation. [+]

A communication plan that adds value: it's what every organisation wants. Develop the advanced skills and theory you'll need for a successful career in public relations and communications on this industry approved course. Graduate with the knowledge and skills to strategically manage reputations and communicate effectively with the people on the inside and the outside of an organisation. Content: Gain a solid grounding in the theory and practice of Public Relations with this highly-regarded Masters degree, and accelerate within one of the UK’s most vibrant professions that ranks consistently amongst the top three career choices for new graduates. Recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), this course will appeal to those who may already be working in the profession and want to progress, those who are seeking a career move, or those wishing to start their career by establishing a solid knowledge base. What you can expect You can expect to develop your intellectual abilities, skills and knowledge needed to strategically manage the reputation of brands and organisations in adding value to their commercial success and supporting their goals. The course will give you a framework for the PR planning process, addressing the critical role of research and evaluation. You will examine the disciplines of stakeholder communications, events management, investor relations, public affairs and employee communications and how they link to corporate strategy, and be involved in planning and implementing national and international campaigns. As part of this, you'll explore the most effective use of PR tools such as media relations, change management and issues and crisis management. The specific skills of story telling and writing for media across traditional and digital media channels are also practiced and looked at in depth, along with the role of persuasion and influence. An understanding of the impact of global, financial, political and opinion former publics will be gained in you honing your ability to communicate with 'publics' as well the ethical, technological and global issues that are inherent within the modern environment. You'll also explore the wider cultural and societal landscape in which PR operates touching on areas such as celebrity, power and discourse and the wider impact of globalisation. This will help develop your research and analytical skills in preparation for the final dissertation. Alumni Alumni include Phil Morgan, Director of Policy and Communications at the CIPR. On leaving the course, students enter a variety of in-house and consultancy roles both in the UK and in their home countries. What students say about the course "Coming together with students who are specialists in different fields of communications has been great. For me, what was really important was the fresh perspective on PR that I gained from studying in an arts environment." Laura Owen, who works in Public Relations at the Home Office. "Taking this MA is one of the best career moves I have made. I can honestly say it has made certain aspects of my job here a lot easier." Major Charlie Mayo, Ministry of Defence communications specialist [-]

MA Publishing

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Analysing different audiences. Commissioning content. Working across multiple platforms. A career in the publishing sector is dynamic and diverse. [+]

Analysing different audiences. Commissioning content. Working across multiple platforms. A career in the publishing sector is dynamic and diverse. Gain the professional tools you'll need and build your network, experience and research skills with this resource-rich programme. You'll collaborate to conceive and deliver print and digital prototypes and have the opportunity to engage with leading industry players. Content The world leading MA Publishing course at London College of Communication allows you to hit the ground running. It combines theoretical and practice-based approaches to teaching and learning so you can prepare for future employment, obtaining a strategic, practical and integrated command of publishing within digital and multi-platform publishing and international contexts. The course offers the choice of two teaching and learning specialisms: book multi-platform publishing or magazine multi-platform publishing. It is aimed at people who are aiming to advance their careers to management level within the global publishing industry. Graduates who have completed our postgraduate publishing courses since 1969 can be found throughout the world in senior positions within publishing and communications practice. The course design and curriculum takes an integrated multiplatform stance. Digital applications are covered throughout your time at the College, across units within either chosen learning specialism. The course is led by specialist staff and enables you to take the lead in the management and production of creative content for a range of audiences via different platforms (web, digital, mobile tablets and devices and print). Throughout the course there is an emphasis on group work, practical publishing projects and engagement with industry through leading guest speakers, visits and placements. Our unique resources will allow you to realise the production and publishing of actual books, magazines, websites or conference events when applying publishing and project management methods in Phase two. You will also develop the necessary research techniques to undertake a major research study or dissertation and you will complete the study of two electives. New perspectives on publishing are gained from visiting another country for one week as part of the international residential summer school for MA students. [-]

MA Screen: Acting – Drama Centre London

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Screen Acting course specializes in giving the actor a rigorous and intense conservatoire training focused on delivering performance for the screen. [+]

MA Screen Acting course specializes in giving the actor a rigorous and intense conservatoire training focused on delivering performance for the screen. Whether on film or television or other recorded media such radio. The student will be involved in many filmed projects including a final short film professionally produced as well as professionally shot show reel material. The course also gives the student a full programme of professional preparation with current industry professionals, including casting directors, agents, producers. Reasons to Apply This course has produced many successful alumni including a Welsh Bafta winner and a number of feature film leads. This course is unique, a film course in a drama school with visceral pathways, whilst remaining actor-oriented in the conservatoire tradition. You’ll engage with industry professionals. Our Visiting Professor is Stephen Frears, the internationally acclaimed screen director, and Visiting practitioners have included the experienced screen directors Moira Armstrong and Richard Standeven, the producers Bernard Krichefski, Tony Dennis, David Collier and Greg Boardman, cinematographers Paul Bond and Zillah Bowes, Anne Henderson, Casting Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, screenwriters John Wilsher and Danny Stack and many others. With good time-management, a number of students also carry out extra-curricular activities. Current student Mirin Barr won Best Actress at the Campus Moviefest Awards for her part in 'One Beautiful Day', directed by fellow student Rudina Hatipi. One Beautiful Day has also been selected for the Campus Movie Fest Wildcard Challenge. You’ll collaborate closely with MA Screen: Directing, Writing students on numerous camera based projects throughout the course. Other recent collaborations include working with London College of Fashion, Wimbledon and Trinity Laban. [-]

MA Screen: Directing, Writing – Drama Centre London

Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 United Kingdom London

This intensive course gives you a unique insight into an actors conservatoire training, giving the director the intellectual and artistic tools to better communicate and stimulate a creative performance from actors on film. [+]

This intensive course gives you a unique insight into an actors conservatoire training, giving the director the intellectual and artistic tools to better communicate and stimulate a creative performance from actors on film. Directing means working with performers and developing a methodology that balances the needs of the actor against the grinding pressure of the shooting process. This course equips and enables the director to find their own voice whilst developing the skills needed to balancing these difficult demands. During the course you will work closely with the acting cohort developing your directors voice and vision to tell story through narrative drama, focusing on an understanding on the importance of genre, casting and story telling with the actor. * Please note: recruitment to the Writing pathway is currently suspended. * Reasons to Apply This course has produced many successful alumni including a Welsh Bafta winner and a number of feature film leads. This course is unique, a film course in a drama school with visceral pathways, whilst remaining actor-oriented in the conservatoire tradition. You’ll engage with industry professionals. Our Visiting Professor is Stephen Frears, the internationally acclaimed screen director, and Visiting practitioners have included the experienced screen directors Moira Armstrong and Richard Standeven, the producers Bernard Krichefski, Tony Dennis, David Collier and Greg Boardman, cinematographers Paul Bond and Zillah Bowes, Anne Henderson, Casting Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, screenwriters John Wilsher and Danny Stack and many others. With good time-management, a number of students also carry out extra-curricular activities. Current student Mirin Barr won Best Actress at the Campus Moviefest Awards for her part in 'One Beautiful Day', directed by fellow student Rudina Hatipi. One Beautiful Day has also been selected for the Campus Movie Fest Wildcard Challenge. You’ll collaborate closely with MA Screen: Acting students on numerous camera based projects throughout the course. Other recent collaborations include working with London College of Fashion, Wimbledon and Trinity Laban. [-]

MA Service Experience Design and Innovation

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA Service Experience Design and Innovation is a practice-based professionally oriented course, which combines theory with practice in a project-led curriculum using a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. [+]

The MA Service Experience Design and Innovation is a practice-based professionally oriented course, which combines theory with practice in a project-led curriculum using a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. The curriculum has a professional focus with a distinctive emphasis on the development of high-level design thinking, innovative research, communication, service experience design, value proposition design, change and project management, communication, and future envisioning. The course will build a strong global emphasis through its cross-cultural and transnational approach to unit content and projects and through international partnerships. Content The course is structured to develop strategic and creative expertise within the design and delivery of innovative service experiences. Students are encouraged to undertake projects that will tackle many of the social, corporate and environmental challenges facing the 21st century. Projects may be as diverse as conceiving services to mitigate the digital divide of the senior citizens of London borough, to designing a virtual reality in-store experience for a global insurance company, through to realizing an innovative business proposition for a personal start-up. It is aimed primarily at students who have a graduate design discipline and wish to broaden their understanding of innovation and design as a collaborative interdisciplinary process. However, the course would also be of interest to students from social science backgrounds and related fields. [-]

MA Sound Arts

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

Intensive and specialised, MA Sound Arts at LCC gives you the chance to develop your conceptual and contextual understanding of sound arts in practice and in theory. Develop an individual approach, build a distinctive portfolio and tap into the College's Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRISAP). [+]

Intensive and specialised, MA Sound Arts at LCC gives you the chance to develop your conceptual and contextual understanding of sound arts in practice and in theory. Develop an individual approach, build a distinctive portfolio and tap into the College's Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRISAP). Content Intensive and specialised, this programme is designed to further the development of students’ conceptual and contextual understanding of Sound Arts practice and its discourse. Students are encouraged to adopt a personal and distinctive approach to their work and research. The MA Sound Arts is an intensive, focused and specialised programme in sound art. Its main aim is to enable each student to develop a personal and distinctive approach to sound art practice. The course is designed for students who have a substantial background in producing sound-based work within the context of contemporary arts and media practice. You may have studied some aspect of sound arts - such as sound design, music technology and sonic art - at undergraduate level. You may come from other disciplines, such as fine art, digital arts, or time-based or performance art. Or you may have no formal qualifications but have significant experience of producing creative work with sound and wish to develop this work in an academic context. The main characteristic of a successful applicant is that they will already have achieved a distinctive and enquiring approach to and understanding of the aspects of sound arts that they wish to develop further in a creative and experimental academic environment. The course includes a strong taught component combined with providing students with ample opportunities for practical work. You will be able to extend your portfolio within an academic context, engage in theoretical and practical research, develop your creative and critical skills, explore personal areas of interest in sound arts and engage in practice-based research. The aim of the course is to facilitate individual practice and guide you towards a professional career as a sound artist or into research. The course culminates in a curated show and a public symposium where you will get the opportunity to present your work and research to an audience. One advantage of studying at LCC is that there are opportunities for collaboration with students from other disciplines, such as Film and Video, both inside and outside the college. All staff delivering the course are active practitioners and researchers who bring their specialist insights to their teaching. Specialist areas of interest within the department include the following: Composition Sound recording and mixing Phonography Field recording and acoustic ecology Interactive work Sound installations Live performance Radiophonic practices Sound for film A variety of cross platform work There is also an extensive programme of visiting speakers and performers and both undergraduate and postgraduate students are extremely active in promoting their work both inside and outside the college. The sound arts department is constantly developing new links with other institutions and other disciplines and is committed to extending the boundaries of this developing discipline. [-]

MA Strategic Fashion Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

A fashion marketing and management programme with a global reputation for success in launching fashion industry careers. [+]

A fashion marketing and management programme with a global reputation for success in launching fashion industry careers. Content and Structure The MA Strategic Fashion Marketing provides a learning environment in which business graduates can develop both creative and strategic skills in fashion marketing and management. It has an established record of recruiting high calibre international and home/EU students who predominately go on to develop successful middle management fashion marketing careers across the fashion industry spectrum. Course Structure 12 months 3 terms level 7 180 credits Term One Fashion Business Strategy (20 credits) Fashion Branding (20 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Term Two International Marketing Strategies (20 credits) Marketing Communications (20 credits) Collaborative Unit (20 credits) Term Three Masters Project (60 credits) Travelling across London The renowned London College of Fashion library is at our John Prince’s Street site, and you will need to travel to this site, and possibly others, during your course to use the library, which is open seven days a week in term time, and for tuition and special events. [-]

MA Television

Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

This unique course delivers the skills needed to design and make fact-based television programming. You’ll learn how to translate your ideas into practical, hands-on advanced programming and also learn about pitching, budgeting, and how to establish your own production company. From travel, history, art, literature, science, current affairs, daily life, cookery, and much more besides, graduates of MA Television will gain access to a huge range of jobs in this increasingly dominant TV sector. [+]

This unique course delivers the skills needed to design and make fact-based television programming. You’ll learn how to translate your ideas into practical, hands-on advanced programming and also learn about pitching, budgeting, and how to establish your own production company. From travel, history, art, literature, science, current affairs, daily life, cookery, and much more besides, graduates of MA Television will gain access to a huge range of jobs in this increasingly dominant TV sector. Content MA Television focuses on the hands-on experience of making television programmes. Working in teams, with access to LCC’s state-of-the-art multi-camera TV studio, students will produce a number of substantial TV shows from travel and history to art, literature, science and current affairs. Students will learn the key skills needed to make effective programming covering areas such as format, narrative, scripting, working with actors, camera techniques, lighting, sound, and editing. Other units of study will explore the nature of the TV industry, potential markets for your ideas and programmes, and setting and managing budgets. [-]

MA Textile Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts explores creative approaches to sustainable textiles and surface design. [+]

MA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts explores creative approaches to sustainable textiles and surface design. Content: what students can expect A studio-based, practice-led course Numerous opportunities for developing and collaborating on pioneering work within the textile industry Study to be underpinned by a supportive theoretical framework, as well as instruction in professional contemporary practice Focus and debate about environmental issues as well as the designer’s role in acting responsibly to these To participate in and develop skills through individual and group tutorials, workshops, online resources and postgraduate talks designed to introduce students to a range of visiting artists, designers and other practitioners Structure Phase 1: Analysis of practice and exploration of methodologies Phase 2: Development and consolidation Phase 3: Resolution These phases are set within a credit framework of three assessed units: Studio practice and Advanced studio practice, which run sequentially Theoretical studies, which runs throughout the course Studio practice involves evolving and developing a personal programme of studio work and related research. Theoretical Studies provides a framework for students to develop a critical research paper, enabling them to locate their ideas and practice in relation to contemporary debate on cultural and theoretical issues. Throughout the course students participate in individual and group tutorials, developing their skills through Personal Professional Development workshops and on-line resources while the postgraduate talks are organised that introduce them to a range of visiting artists and practitioners. Work experience and opportunities The Textile Environment Design (TED) project is a unique research unit based at the College that investigates the role designers play in the field of eco design and is a resource students, researchers and designers all benefit from and contribute to. Recent students have used TED's extensive library of contacts to establish a unique and sustainable craft design project based in Thailand. [-]

MA Theatre Design

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts is designed to support and further theatre design practice-based research. Students will develop advanced level scenographic speculative methods, either collaboratively or as auteur. [+]

MA Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts is designed to support and further theatre design practice-based research. Students will develop advanced level scenographic speculative methods, either collaboratively or as auteur. Content: what students can expect To research practitioners past and present and form a distinctive view of their position in the discipline Collaborate with other postgraduate student directors, choreographers or other theatre makers to practice and test their abilities to negotiate and communicate at an advanced level Maintain an online research folio to develop a professional ‘shop window’ for their ideas To interrogate contemporary scenography through the established modes of industrial practice in set and costume design, though students may also investigate various specialisms in their studies, such as lighting, projection or sound Work closely with a mentor who will challenge and advise students throughout the development of their final self-motivated Action Research Project Specialist tutorial and technical support from across Wimbledon’s renowned Theatre Programme, focusing on the production and research in both industrial and academic contexts Established contacts with complementary London-based Director and Choreographic MA courses support the delivery of collaborative study components Direct access to the Jocelyn Herbert Archive and engagement with the college’s theatre design-related special exhibitions and conferences Direct access to scenographic curatorial practice at a national and international level Structure Unit One In Unit One students engage with the field of Theatre Design through researching practitioners past and present, to form a distinctive view of their position in the discipline. To support their work they'll have access to a wide range of expertise within the areas of scenic and costume design at Wimbledon College of Art. Students will share opinions about bodies of generally held views and attitudes to Theatre Design in an attempt to reach a collective consensus or understood divergence. Synergies and differences between addressing bodies and spaces in digital and analogue contexts will be a focus for debate and provide a platform for discourse between both MA Theatre courses and the wider Postgraduate communities at Wimbledon and across the Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Graduate School. Unit Two In Unit Two the course will structure a partnership between students and a Postgraduate director, choreographer or other theatre maker to practice and test their abilities to negotiate, collaborate and communicate at an advanced level. All students will be expected to engage with each other’s ideas and proposals through periodic supportive group critiques and formative peer assessment targeted specifically at Units One and Two. Students will maintain a Research Folio on line that began in Unit One and develop a professional shop window for their ideas, including reviews of study visits to events and performance environments. Unit Three In Unit Three, students and their tutors will be asked to identify a professional mentor, who will both advise and challenge them when appropriate during your final self-motivated Research Project. Along with student tutors, mentors can monitor the work’s conception at an intermediate stage of development and provide an industry-based reaction to its sophistication and effectiveness within negotiated parameters. Students will be expected to make a research-motivated experiment in either real or virtual space to underpin their work. Innovative impact-driven methods of documenting and presenting ideas will be encouraged for a final proposal, usually combining both web presence and an exhibition context. [-]

MA Visual Arts: Book Arts

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on debates concerning the cultural, creative and individual functions of the book. The course engages with aspects of the book such as sequence, poetry, structure and materials; encompassing printed multiples and sculptural one-offs. [+]

MA Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on debates concerning the cultural, creative and individual functions of the book. The course engages with aspects of the book such as sequence, poetry, structure and materials; encompassing printed multiples and sculptural one-offs. Content: what students can expect To develop a project from proposal to final exhibition To research content, materials and technical skills, then produce written and practical work exploring a subject in relationship to contemporary practice Support and supervision throughout the course from specialist academic staff in workshops, individual tutorials, seminars and lectures Staff and student-led seminars to help promote debate, and work-in-progress sessions that allow for supportive critique To develop research skills, professional practice and an understanding of the wider context of book arts as an area of fine art and design practice A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses that draw upon the richness of research across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges To get involved in artists book fairs and visit special collections in London such as the Tate, John Latham’s Flat Time House and the National Art Library at the V&A Museum Students also have the chance to explore the expanded book in a display or installation by showing their work in public exhibitions Structure Unit One – Research, Development and Practice Students will explore, experiment and research to further develop their Project Proposals. This unit introduces students to pathway specific issues and topics, research methodologies and techniques. It aims to orientate students and their practice within the course, and develop their contextual, critical and research skills at the onset of their MA learning. Unit Two – Reflection and Presentation Resolution and presentation of students' work according to their Project Proposal. A symposium will provide the opportunity to present their research and provide further peer feedback. Students' practice at this stage should synthesise their practical, conceptual and professional abilities and they will be expected to consider their future practice, audience and context of their work in contemporary practice. The intention and context of students' work will inform their decisions they will take regarding a final exhibition. Students' will also be expected to work collaboratively with their peers to actively plan, organise and install an exhibition as part of their continued Personal and Professional Development. [-]

MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Designer Maker at Camberwell College of Arts is aimed at practitioners with well-developed workshop skills who are seeking to develop a critical and reflective approach to their design practice. Making and learning are intertwined, and through a contextual programme our students explore the position of the designer and maker within contemporary culture and society. [+]

MA Designer Maker at Camberwell College of Arts is aimed at practitioners with well-developed workshop skills who are seeking to develop a critical and reflective approach to their design practice. Making and learning are intertwined, and through a contextual programme our students explore the position of the designer and maker within contemporary culture and society. Content: what students can expect To develop a project from proposal to final exhibition To develop an innovative studio practice through exploring new and existing materials and processes Seminars and discussions that cover a wide range of subjects, including material culture studies, anthropology, philosophy, sustainability, consumerism, museum studies, psychology and literature Visits to collections, makers’ studios, galleries and museums To critically engage with contemporary debates in applied arts, design and object-based art through the development of a personal project, as well as collectively exploring human-object relationships and the meaning of making A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses that draw upon the richness of research across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges To produce a wide range of works during the programme and for the final show, which has previously included lighting, design, ceramic works, furniture, jewellery, as well as installations of small-scale sculptures Structure Unit One – Research, Development and Practice Students explore, experiment and research to further develop their Project Proposal. The unit introduces you to pathway specific issues and topics, research methodologies and techniques. It aims to orientate you and your practice within the course, and to develop your contextual, critical and research skills at the onset of your MA learning. Unit Two – Reflection and Presentation Resolution and presentation of students' work according to their Project Proposal. A symposium will provide the opportunity to present their research and provide further peer feedback. Students' practice at this stage should synthesise their practical, conceptual and professional abilities and they will be expected to consider their future practice, audience and context of their work in contemporary practice. The intention and context of students' work will inform their decisions they will take regarding a final exhibition. Students' will also be expected to work collaboratively with their peers to actively plan, organise and install an exhibition as part of their continued Personal and Professional Development. [-]

MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on art that engages with, uses and is impacted by the digital. This course doesn’t focus on technology but presents it as a tool to facilitate ideas, placing emphasis upon its creative and artistic use. Our MA in Fine Art Digital is offered both as a studio based course and an online course [+]

MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on art that engages with, uses and is impacted by the digital. This course doesn’t focus on technology but presents it as a tool to facilitate ideas, placing emphasis upon its creative and artistic use. Our MA in Fine Art Digital is offered both as a studio based course and an online course Content: what students can expect To blur and break the boundaries between traditional Fine Art disciplines such as painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as exploring the space created by the digital Their programme of work to be supported by specialist academic staff in workshops, individual tutorials and seminars A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses that draw upon the richness of research across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges The chance to get involved in projects, seminars and presentations across the University and at other institutions that have previously included the V&A, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, FACT in Liverpool, onedotzero as well as international galleries in China and Brazil To take part in a unique final exhibition, combining work from our students in London with that of our online students around the world at the end of the course Structure Unit One – Research, Development and Practice Students will explore, experiment and research to further develop their Project Proposals. This unit introduces students to pathway specific issues and topics, research methodologies and techniques. It aims to orientate students and their practice within the course, and develop their contextual, critical and research skills at the onset of their MA learning. Unit Two – Reflection and Presentation Resolution and presentation of students' work according to their Project Proposal. A symposium will provide the opportunity to present their research and provide further peer feedback. Students' practice at this stage should synthesise their practical, conceptual and professional abilities and they will be expected to consider their future practice, audience and context of their work in contemporary practice. The intention and context of students' work will inform their decisions they will take regarding a final exhibition. Students' will also be expected to work collaboratively with their peers to actively plan, organise and install an exhibition as part of their continued Personal and Professional Development. Online Study Mode This mode allows students to study MA Fine Art Digital wherever they are in the world. Weekly chat sessions create a highly effective group dynamic, and a supportive yet challenging community of practice quickly develops. This mode offers students a uniquely flexible way to study, as they’re able to combine studying with employment or any other commitments. During the two-year course, students also have the option of taking up 3 two-week residencies that can include workshops, visits, discussions, lectures and access to our extensive facilities for the making and exhibiting of work. [-]

MA Visual Arts: Illustration

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts demands strong voices and entrepreneurial image-makers who can tell their own stories. This course builds on the skills our students already have, through personally ambitious projects and wider interaction with the artistic community. [+]

MA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts demands strong voices and entrepreneurial image-makers who can tell their own stories. This course builds on the skills our students already have, through personally ambitious projects and wider interaction with the artistic community. Content: what students can expect A course that focuses on originality and authorship, aiming to encourage visual thinking, research skills and storytelling ability, while developing your entrepreneurial qualities, communication and professional skills A series of workshops, discussion groups, and one-to-one tutorials that help students develop a proposal for an ambitious and engaging project To test out and implement critical and practical skills, as well as consider how to develop their practice and any new directions they may take Studio based lecture programme, practitioner visits and seminars A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses that draw upon the richness of research across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges Visits to museums and engagement with the creative environment London has Students are also encouraged to take part in exhibitions, competitions and commissions that have previously involved collaborations with Wellcome Trust, Blackhall Studios as well as Purestone digital marketing agency Structure Unit One – Research, Development and Practice Students will explore, experiment and research to further develop their Project Proposals. This unit introduces students to pathway specific issues and topics, research methodologies and techniques. It aims to orientate students and their practice within the course, and develop their contextual, critical and research skills at the onset of their MA learning. Unit Two – Reflection and Presentation Resolution and presentation of students' work according to their Project Proposal. A symposium will provide the opportunity to present their research and provide further peer feedback. Students' practice at this stage should synthesise their practical, conceptual and professional abilities and they will be expected to consider their future practice, audience and context of their work in contemporary practice. The intention and context of students' work will inform their decisions they will take regarding a final exhibition. Students' will also be expected to work collaboratively with their peers to actively plan, organise and install an exhibition as part of their continued Personal and Professional Development. [-]

MA Visual Arts: Printmaking

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts encourages students to reflect on printmaking in its many contexts. The international success of our MA in Printmaking is due to how we explore this medium in its own right, as well as its relationship to wider contemporary practices. We respond to current debates about the role of skill and authorship in the creation of artworks, as well as the notion of the unique work of art. [+]

MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts encourages students to reflect on printmaking in its many contexts. The international success of our MA in Printmaking is due to how we explore this medium in its own right, as well as its relationship to wider contemporary practices. We respond to current debates about the role of skill and authorship in the creation of artworks, as well as the notion of the unique work of art. Content: what students can expect To take an innovative approach, using all forms of autographic printmaking; these include intaglio, lithographic, relief print, screen-printing, letterpress and computer generated processes To investigate and reconsider assumptions underlying the applications of autographic processes and new technologies Their programmes of study to place the practice of printmaking in both a contemporary critical context as well as a wider, historical perspective To research the content, materials and technical skills appropriate to their projects, and produce written as well as practical work exploring their chosen subject area and relationship to contemporary practice Visits to important print collections and participate in symposiums and talks with curators and international artist. To develop a project from proposal to final exhibition Structure Unit One – Research, Development and Practice Students will explore, experiment and research to further develop their Project Proposals. This unit introduces students to pathway specific issues and topics, research methodologies and techniques. It aims to orientate students and their practice within the course, and develop their contextual, critical and research skills at the onset of their MA learning. Unit Two – Reflection and Presentation Resolution and presentation of students' work according to their Project Proposal. A symposium will provide the opportunity to present their research and provide further peer feedback. Students' practice at this stage should synthesise their practical, conceptual and professional abilities and they will be expected to consider their future practice, audience and context of their work in contemporary practice. The intention and context of students' work will inform their decisions they will take regarding a final exhibition. Students' will also be expected to work collaboratively with their peers to actively plan, organise and install an exhibition as part of their continued Personal and Professional Development. [-]

MFA Fine Art

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

MFA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Arts supports students in claiming their art practice through sustained practical experimentation and contextual research. [+]

MFA Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Arts supports students in claiming their art practice through sustained practical experimentation and contextual research. Content: what students can expect To be taught over 2-3 days per week, depending on the stage in the course, with access to the MFA Fine Art studios and College workshops on these days To conduct research and gain practical experience in the remainder of their week Access to the University of the Arts London’s libraries 6 days Time to explore and claim their art practice through acquiring a high level of awareness about the contemporary art world and understanding how their work operates within this territory Their skills to be honed through our Professional Toolkit, with a course curriculum based on the recent Arts Council England’s recommendations for skills-sets required for both artists and arts organisations to flourish To create a web folio instead of a formal academic written paper, which contextualises and showcases their artwork Learn how to set up websites and use their online presence to profile their work Structure The course is delivered over 2 years for 30 weeks each year and includes: Studio teaching which actively explores links between practice based experimentation and outcome A cross-disciplinary lecture and seminar programme supporting the contextualisation of student practice and an understanding of different discourses of the contemporary art world Developing both on and off site creative collaborations to test and develop negotiation skills, personal interaction abilities and develop student self-awareness A professional practice programme of discussion groups, seminars, lectures run by artists and curators [-]

MRes Art: Exhibition Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course examines the history of contemporary art through key developments in the exhibition form. Delivered in collaboration with Afterall, the art research and publishing enterprise based at Central Saint Martins. It’s part of our research community which includes students in MPhil/PhD programmes and research staff. [+]

This course examines the history of contemporary art through key developments in the exhibition form. Delivered in collaboration with Afterall, the art research and publishing enterprise based at Central Saint Martins. It’s part of our research community which includes students in MPhil/PhD programmes and research staff. Reasons to Apply MRes Art: Exhibition Studies enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. This course is delivered in conjunction with Afterall, the art research and publishing organisation based at Central Saint Martins.You’ll have unique access to the resources and knowledge already amassed by Afterall, as well as to its network of contributors and collaborating institutions, including high profile curators and theorists such as Roger Buergel and Claire Bishop. Collaborative work with publishing projects led by Afterall. A long-term current project is 'Exhibition Histories' produced in partnership with the Centre for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, with the support of MUDAM, Luxembourg, and Arts Council England. It represents the first comprehensive attempt at writing a history of contemporary exhibition practice You'll be part of a wider research community within Central Saint Martins. The College has its own, dedicated Research Group, ‘Exhibitions: histories, practices’ which brings together theorists, artists and curators who are investigating the exhibition form. You’ll have the chance to direct and participate in a group event with invited professionals. This event builds your professional skills and provides a discussion forum challenging you to recognise and debate key questions arising from your research project work to date. You’ll be equipped with the skills to pursue work in the academic and research contexts of professional environments, to undertake PhD study, or pursue independent research and you’ll benefit from links with relevant professional and academic organisations in London and internationally and from the varied expertise of our research staff. [-]

MRes Art: Moving Image

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MRes Art: Moving Image focuses on the history, theory and practice of contemporary artist moving image. The programme is dedicated to the development of new discourses within an expanded field of practice, encompassing artists, curators, writers and scholars. As a collaboration delivered in association with LUX, the programme offers a critical engagement with, and the professional development of, ideas around artists' moving image, in terms of exhibition, distribution, publishing, education, and research. [+]

MRes Art: Moving Image focuses on the history, theory and practice of contemporary artist moving image. The programme is dedicated to the development of new discourses within an expanded field of practice, encompassing artists, curators, writers and scholars. As a collaboration delivered in association with LUX, the programme offers a critical engagement with, and the professional development of, ideas around artists' moving image, in terms of exhibition, distribution, publishing, education, and research. Reasons to Apply MRes Art: Moving Image offers the opportunity of acquiring unique insight and depth into the subject of artists moving image culture, through lectures, seminars and screenings with acknowledged scholars, artists and specialists in the field. Please see the staff profiles at the bottom of the page for information about our eminent contributors. Central Saint Martins was one of the first educational establishments to recognise the importance of the moving image as an art medium and continues to lead scholarship through its academic activities and related archives, such as the Moving Image Forum and the unique resource of the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection. You’ll benefit from our strong link with LUX, a key UK agency (based in London) for the support and promotion of artists' moving image practice, where you’ll have unique access to the professional working context of LUX as well as its large network of collaborating national and international institutions, artists and key arts professionals working with the moving image. You’ll have excellent access to the UK's only significant collection of artists' film and video works and the largest such collection in Europe, held by LUX, and use of the British Artists Film and Video Study Collection held at CSM. You’ll be well placed to pursue a range of careers in artists' moving image culture. You may opt for academic scholarship through doctoral research or choose to continue in professions within curating and film programming, distribution, publishing and journalism. For some graduates the course will enrich their own practice as artists working with moving image. MRes Art: Moving Image enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. [-]

MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy promotes dialogue amongst practitioners and theorists about art discourse today. Highly relevant for both artists and writers, the course theorises art from a contemporary perspective embracing ideas in Continental philosophy, The Marxist intellectual tradition, as well as psychoanalytic and feminist theories. [+]

MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy promotes dialogue amongst practitioners and theorists about art discourse today. Highly relevant for both artists and writers, the course theorises art from a contemporary perspective embracing ideas in Continental philosophy, The Marxist intellectual tradition, as well as psychoanalytic and feminist theories. Reasons to Apply MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. You are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over a maximum of two to three days per week during term time. You’ll explore key issues including philosophy's relevance for the theorisation of art, politics, philosophy and art, philosophical approaches to contemporary art, and philosophy and art in a globalised context. You’ll benefit from productive exchanges and development of ideas between MA Fine Art practitioners and MRes historians, theorists and philosophers. You’ll be introduced to the professional world of research and debate, supported by lectures from visiting scholars and philosophers. You'll gain skills in close textual analysis, comprehension, reconstruction and interpretation of philosophical arguments, while building expertise in critical analysis and reflection. Our graduates will be well placed to progress to MPhil or PhD research or for a professional future in academic institutions, the arts, and publishing. [-]

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Central Saint Martins

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Chelsea College of Arts

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SW1P 4JU, United Kingdom
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Phone +44 20 7514 7751

London College of Communication

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Website http://www.arts.ac.uk/lcc/
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London College of Fashion

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W1G 0BJ, United Kingdom
Website http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion
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