Study Visual Arts in United Kingdom

Study Visual Arts in United Kingdom

Studying Visual Arts

Visual arts study the arrangement of colours, shapes or other elements that influence the sense of beauty, especially the discovery of beauty in a graphic and plastic environment. Visual arts graduates can follow careers as cartoonists, illustrators, industrial designers and more.

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Studying in United Kingdom

The UK has one of the most cosmopolitan societies within Europe and you will study with people from all over the world. The variety of universities and degrees is broad and degrees will be accepted worldwide.

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227 Visual Arts Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Art and Design (Animation)

This MA Art and Design (Animation) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

MA / MFA Illustration

Postgraduate illustration reflects the diversity of this subject and the opportunities that exist in areas such as advertising, graphic and web design, publishing, theatre, television and museums. The Illustration - MFA programme is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

School of Design
M.A. Art and Design

This Art and Design programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines (publishers of ELLE magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Harper’s Bazaar).

M.Sc. Computer Science with Visualisation

Students completing this Computer Science with Visualisation course at Bangor University will have an understanding of the fundamentals underpinning computing and its applications with a specialisation in the area of visualisation.

School of Computer Science
M.A. Arts Management

Arts Management is a complex and exciting discipline. Once mastered, it provides you with skills that can be applied to many areas of the arts and reach audiences in evermore innovative ways. Explore strategic, collaborative, and pioneering approaches with this challenging MA from Middlesex University, which will equip you with the contemporary knowledge, research skills and business acumen you need to succeed worldwide.

MFA/MA Art, Space and Nature

The Art, Space and Nature - MFA programme at The University of Edinburgh considers the relationships between various creative disciplines to provide a framework of advanced study where you can develop practical and academic interest in the visual arts and architectural and environmental practice.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
M.A. Art and Design (Photography)

This Art and Design (Photography) programme from Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts is a new and contemporary MA designed for practitioners who want to work in the cultural and creative industries. This programme is awarded by Falmouth University and delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

M.A. Printmaking

With state-of-the-art facilities and expert guidance from some of the UK's leading academics and technical specialists, our course will enable you to explore both experimental and traditional approaches to Printmaking. Using innovative resources for etching, intaglio, lino, letterpress, stone lithography, screenprint, ceramic and 3D printing, you will develop your own unique approach to Printmaking through workshop enquiry, research and critical understanding of your practice.

School of Art and Design
Pre-Master Art and Design

A two term programme offered by the University of Huddersfield to prepare international students for progression to a number of Art and Design master's degrees.

University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
MA / MFA Glass

Glass is a medium that crosses a range of disciplines and is used by artists, craftspeople and designers alike. This award-winning programme explores glass as a design tool that encourages process-led risk and play, in parallel with the prototyping and resolution of designed objects. The Glass - MFA programme is offered at The University of Edinburgh.

School of Design
M.A. Art History

This MA degree will build on your existing knowledge of art history to equip you with the critical skills necessary for independent research in the field. You begin your studies by exploring core concepts and current concerns of art history. You will then examine critical debates both within the academic discipline of art history and in the 'real world' contexts of heritage, curating and museums. The taught component of the degree provides you with research training which will enable you to carry out a more substantial piece of independent research on a topic of your choice for the final dissertation module. You need a substantial background in art history at undergraduate level to succeed in obtaining this qualification.

M.Sc. Art Psychotherapy (International)

The MSc in Art Psychotherapy (International) offered at Queen Margaret University is designed for people who have at least one years experience of, or are currently, working in a caring capacity such as psychiatry, special education, social services and the voluntary sector.

School of Health Sciences
M.A. Visual Arts: Book Arts

The Visual Arts: Book Arts programme at University of the Arts London 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.

Camberwell College of Arts
M.A. Visual Arts: Illustration

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.

Camberwell College of Arts
M.A. Curating and 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.

Chelsea College of Arts
M.A. Garden History

The MA in Garden History approaches gardens and designed landscapes as cultural artefacts. It explores the relationship between art and nature as they are expressed in the literary and visual cultures of different periods and societies.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Contemporary Arts and Music (PGDip)

The MA in Contemporary Arts and Music (PGDip) from Oxford Brookes University offers a comprehensive introduction to creative strategies and practice-based research methodologies for developing innovative contemporary arts and music and enabling an in depth development of your concerns and interests. It provides an excellent basis for both doctoral research and ongoing independent practice.

School of Arts
M.A. Visual Effects Production (3D Route)

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the use of computer-based imagery in the generation of film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games. Hardly any piece of visual media is produced today that has not at some time been manipulated by a computer. The need for well-qualified professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting existing and new computer graphics technologies will continue to grow with this widespread use.

M.A. Arts Practice (Art, Health and Wellbeing)

The MA Art Practice has two strands of enquiry; Fine Art, and Arts, Health and Wellbeing. This offers the opportunity to either explore your art practice, or to take an outward-facing approach and work in partnership with others.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. Art History and Modern History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Modern History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. Art & Space

Choose Kingston's Art & Space MA - If you have a fine art, architecture or design background and would like to develop your professional practice within the public realm, this dynamic, production-based course is ideal.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.Sc. Imaging Art and Science MA

The in Imaging Art and Science MA/MSc from University of Westminster is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design (MA) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (MSc). It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries.

M.A. Art History and Comparative Literature

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Comparative Literature programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. Visual Effects

This innovative course aims to provide the visual effects industry with graduates who are not only highly skilled, but also possess the practical, analytical, technological and problem solving skills to meet the complex and changing roles the visual effects industry requires.

Faculty of Advanced Technology
M.A. Visual Communication

For creative practitioners working in the modern world of visual communication, it is essential that you are able to draw on a wide number of associated and complementary disciplines, thereby extending your ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences.

M.Litt. Art and Business

The MLitt will appeal to you if you wish to embark on a career in the art and heritage business. The programme is designed for you if you have a background in either history of art or business. You are not expected to have studied both disciplines prior to entry but a general knowledge of galleries and museums is necessary.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
Master Advanced Professional Diploma in Professional Practice in Art and Design

Push the boundaries of creative expression by developing your existing practice in areas such as art, graphics, sculpture, filmmaking, animation, sound and curating. From working with practising arts on live projects and spending time using our outstanding facilities, to attending workshops, seminars and guest lectures, we'll help you gain the expertise you need to help drive your creativity forward.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.A. Art History

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. MA Professional Practice (Arts)

The MA Professional Practice (Arts) from Middlesex University is a highly flexible postgraduate qualification designed for established professionals working in the cultural and creative industries. It has been developed especially to allow you to continue working and integrate your professional expertise with academic learning. In addition, you can make a claim for academic credits for your previous professional achievements through a formal Review of Learning, the first part of the course. This can then form the basis of your major project within your professional field.

School of Art and Design
M.A. Fine Art

The course is taught by a group of experienced and well-connected artists and curators. You follow a highly personalised programme of study and contribute to the overall group experience in a weekly series of lectures, seminars and crits.

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
M.Phil. Arts Research Degree - PdD

Reasons to undertake Arts research at De Montfort University: DMU Art and Design was ranked joint first in the UK in terms of the percentage of research environment graded 4* (world-leading) or 3*(internationally excellent). REF2014; DMU Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts was ranked joint first in the UK for research impact graded 4* (world-leading) or 3*(internationally excellent). REF2014

Art and Design
M.A. Contemporary Art Practice

With the enrichment and advancement of your studio practice at its core, this course welcomes highly motivated and independent thinkers. You will have the opportunity to advance your critical thinking, and will be encouraged to experiment and take risks. Develop your skills and expertise for transferrable professional knowledge, with access to extensive specialist workshops and realise your practice to the fullest extent on this challenging and inspiring MA.

M.A. Art Psychotherapy MA

This programme aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective practice of Art Therapy, to enhance your selfknowledge and interpersonal relationships, to promote your psychological understanding of individuals and groups and to examine the role of Art Psychotherapy within multidisciplinary teams.

Department of Social, Therapeutic & Community Studies
M.A. Visual Effects

The landscape of visual effects is changing at a lightning speed. The technological advances over the last decade have brought us fast communication links that are enabling global, cloud-based and remote workflow, opening the possibilities of a looser, more flexible network of artists based in different countries creatively collaborating on visual effects projects.

Pre-Master Arts and Humanities

Starting May 2016, the new Pre-Master’s for Arts and Humanities at Glasgow International College offers progression to a postgraduate degree in a related subject at the University of Glasgow.

Glasgow International College (GIC)
M.A. Critical Methodologies

Critical Methodologies is a unique interdisciplinary taught programme focused on the study and applications of critical theory. Wide range of optional modules across humanities and social science disciplines. For students with humanities degrees to further knowledge and/or prepare for PhD study or careers in teaching, journalism, the media, arts.

M.Sc. Computer Vision

This MSc Computer Vision programme is offered by Surrey's Department of Electronic Engineering, recognised for internationally leading research in multimedia signal processing and artificial intelligence. Our course provides you with up-to-date training in emerging technologies, and is highly valued by industry.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
M.A. Culture, Policy and Management

Inform policy and practice and design your own learning on a programme that has been defining the cultural landscape for over four decades. The MA Culture, Policy and Management course is delivered at City, University of London.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Art Market Appraisal (Professional Practice)

Arts Market Appraisal (Professional Practice) - If you are interested in developing a career in the art market, this course is ideal. It offers a unique mix of academic tuition and exposure to London's huge and dynamic art market. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the course leads to entry to the RICS as probationary member.

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
M.A. Contemporary Art

The MA in Contemporary Art is the longest running specialized Master’s program of its kind in the world. Established in 1991, it focuses on art in the period from 1968 to the present, with strands on art history, curatorial studies and critical theory and a strong emphasis throughout on professional career development. 

M.A. Art History and Russian (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Russian (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. Contemporary Arts China

Developed with our internationally-renowned partners, this Contemporary Arts China course offered by Birmingham City University will enable you to gain expertise in contemporary arts in China, as well as professional experience, while developing your own research and practice.

MFA Fine Art

The Fine Art MFA enables you to establish or extend your position in the art world. Our distinguished artists and historians will nurture your practical, professional and intellectual skills. You will also develop your critical understanding of the discourses relevant to your work.

School of Arts and Cultures
M.A. Art History and International Relations

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and International Relations programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.Sc. Forensic Art and Facial Identification

Forensic art encompasses a wide range of subjects, notably facial anthropology and identification, such as two and three-dimensional facial reconstruction, craniofacial superimposition, post-mortem depiction, composite art and age progression. This highly innovative one-year taught Masters course will encompass all these fields, employing highly specialised tutors from scientific backgrounds alongside experienced forensic art supervisors.

Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification
Postgrad.Cert. Design for Visual Communication

Gain practical skills and expand your knowledge of design principles, research methodologies and theory with this postgraduate certificate. Explore visual language, typography, colour and information design through set and self-initiated projects. This course offers an intensive vocational route in the graphic design profession and is an ideal option if you need a bridge to Masters study.

London College of Communication
M.A. Art History and Spanish (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Spanish (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
M.A. French & History of Art

Beyond the intensive study of the French language, French Studies at Edinburgh allows you to explore the exciting contribution of French speakers to world culture. Some of the most striking literary texts ever written are in French, French cinema is one of the world’s richest and Paris has long been the centre of the art world. French political and philosophical ideas have played a central role in creating our modern civilisation. As a large subject area, the French Section at Edinburgh can offer undergraduates a wide range of courses spanning from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, including specialist options in literature, film and politics taught by leading specialists in their field.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Ed. Artist Teacher

University of the West of Scotland online/distance learning/blended learning postgraduate MEd Artist Teacher degree course provides teachers and others working within the sector the opportunity to refresh their own visual arts practice against the 'real world' contexts of contemporary art and culture

School of Education
M.A. Creative Technology - MSc

Imaginative, original and full of ideas - the MA/MSc in Creative Technology is open to students from any background interested in combining technical and creative skills to create the technologies of the future. We'll give you the opportunity to learn about and experiment with different types of technology and use them to design and develop your own inventions.

School of Science and Technology
M.A. Fine Art Site and Archive Interventions

MA Fine Art Site and Archive Interventions from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) aims to produce creative practitioners whose work already reflects a sense of historical documenting, mapping and cataloguing wishing to approach the interaction with audience and history from an inventive and strategic standpoint.

M.A. Art & Politics MA

Innovative and dynamic, the MA in Art and Politics was launched in 2009 and has already become a leader in its field. It was inspired by appeals to situate 'practice' in terms of a variety of contemporary discourses and the increased incorporation of political and social agendas into art. Our programme is one that views both art and politics differently – ie in relation to a central dynamic of change.

Department of Politics and International Relations
Postgrad.Dip. Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Industries

This Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Creative and Cultural Industries programme is aimed at postgraduate students who are considering undertaking an MA in subjects related to the cultural and creative industries, but need a year to develop or consolidate their language skills in academic English.

Institute for Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship
M.A. Contemporary Arts Consultancy

This is a professionally focused programme for graduates wishing to work in the cultural and creative industries, oriented around a ‘live’ consultancy project with an external organisation where you will take responsibility for a consultancy-based project. The project will help resolve practical issues and problems faced by a client organisation from the creative industries and the cultural and heritage sectors.

Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
M.Sc. Creative Technology

This course gives you the flexibility to study within the broad area of creative technology, while specialising in an area of your choice through option modules. This might encompass emerging 3D computer animation techniques, working on post-production special visual effects or exploring innovative photographic visual effects technologies.

Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology
M.A. Creative Arts Practice

Through the MA in Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle University you will develop your creative identity and engage with digital culture. You will also join a vibrant community of professional artists, designers, musicians and performers. We all work together to develop and diversify our work.

School of Arts and Cultures
Master Fine Art

Developed in conjunction with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the BxNU (MFA) Master of Fine Art course is centred upon praxis – promoting active learning through practise-based artistic research, scholarship and critical reflection.

Arts
M.A. Arts Management and Heritage Studies

Arts management and heritage studies are emerging disciplines that examine how societies preserve, understand and pass on history and culture. This exciting programme combines theory and practice to give you an insight into the changing nature of the heritage sector.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.A. Conservation of Fine Art

Northumbria University’s MA Conservation of Fine Art course is the only Master of Arts course in the UK that specialises in the conservation of easel painting and works of art on paper.

Arts
M.A. The Art of Video Games (Integrated Masters)

The Art of Video Games (Integrated Masters) programme from Pearson College will give you the high-level professional skills and knowledge you’ll need. Best of all, it’s been developed in collaboration with top games artists, so it will help you become the kind of professional the industry is looking for.

M.A. Fine Art

MA Fine Art is a studio-based course that is aimed at those who wish to develop the critical, research, practical and professional aspects of their art practice at the highest level. This interdisciplinary programme encourages creative risk-taking and intellectual inquiry. Alongside a strong emphasis on the richness and breadth of art practices around the world, staff and students on the programme take an active role in Lincoln’s contemporary art community.

Pre-Master Art and Design

Take your creativity to the next level with the Art and Design IIM – a programme specifically created to enhance your skills, knowledge and practice of art.

DMU Leicester International Pathway College
M.A. Sequential Design and Illustration

The Sequential Design/Illustration MA attracts new and established illustrators, artists and designers from all over the world who are keen to explore the principles of sequence within their chosen field and make them visible through a variety of forms.

Faculty of Arts and Architecture
MRes Visual Computing

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

Pre-Master Postgraduate Pathway in Art and Design

The Birmingham City University MA courses support creative individuals, including art and design graduates and practitioners, who are seeking a wider knowledge to develop interdisciplinary projects towards professional practice.

Birmingham City University International College
M.A. Visual Communication

This intensive master’s degree helps students to improve their creative skills and build a solid understanding of visual communications theory. The Visual Communication programme is offered at the Southampton Solent University.

Marketing and PR
M.A. Visual Arts and Culture

The MA in Visual Arts and Culture at Durham is a distinctive interdisciplinary programme that invites students to develop their knowledge of the visual arts and of visual culture, situating that knowledge in relation to working practices in cultural institutions, including museums, galleries and other heritage organisations. It will be of interest to students from a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines, as well as to visual arts and visual culture professionals who wish to reflect upon their practice in historical or theoretical contexts.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.A. Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece

This course enables you to apply the study of ancient material and visual culture to a particular historical and geographical context. You’ll undertake specialist research training in art, numismatics and epigraphy that will equip you for further PhD study in these fields, or for a career in museum work or education.

M.A. Contemporary Arts and Education

Developed in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, this unique postgraduate degree course, will engage you with contemporary practice and theory, whilst allowing you to develop new skills and research approaches.

School of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Arts and Project Management

The MA Arts and Project Management course at Birmingham City University helps you explore how arts organisations, cultural spaces, and visual and performing arts projects are managed in different social, political and economic environments.