Study Visual Arts in United Kingdom

Master's Degrees in
Visual Arts in United Kingdom

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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 moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.

272 Visual Arts Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Art History

The MA in Art History at The Open University UK draws upon the exciting research and outstanding teaching expertise of the department. Studying art history at postgraduate level will deepen your understanding of art, architecture and visual culture, build your analytical and critical skills, and develop the skills needed for independent study and research. 

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.

M.B.A. Master of Business Administration - Contemporary Art - Sales, Display and Collecting

This graduate degree in Master of Business Administration - Contemporary Art - Sales, Display and Collecting from IESA - School of Arts and Culture  prepares students for a career in the modern art market. They gain insight into the evolving demands of the international art market in a global context: the economics and structure of the markets, expertise of art objects, and arts management. 

Graduate Programmes
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. 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. Master in  Printmaking is offered at Middlesex University.

School of Art and Design
M.A. Art Therapy

The Art Therapy course at University of Derby reinforces the centrality of the image and the role of the imagination in the practice of art therapy. It will give you experience of clinical art therapy practice under supervision, as well as experience of group work, studio practice and a critical understanding of current theoretical ideas.

University of Derby Health and Social Care College
M.A. Fine Art

The MA in Fine Art offered by the University of Kent proposes a an energetic, challenging and open framework in which to explore your artistic practice.

School of Music and Fine Art
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
Postgraduate Certificate Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities

If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this certificate course provides you with an excellent opportunity to upgrade your qualifications. This Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities is offered by The Open University UK.

M.Phil. Art PhD

The University of Lincoln offers research programmes at MPhil and PhD level across a wide range of art and design disciplines. Research students can benefit from a range of training opportunities to develop their research skills.

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.

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. 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. Art and Science

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.

Central Saint Martins
M.A. Sound Arts

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.

London College of Communication
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.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 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
M.A. Contemporary Fine Art

We provide a creative and intensive programme that encourages breaking down the conventional barriers between arts disciplines. You'll locate your position within contemporary practice through self-directed study and modern, well-equipped facilities with abundant studio and exhibition space. 

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. Screenwriting

Explore the creative potential of your narrative constructions, observations of character and the aesthetics of dialogue within the tradition and potentiality of Screenwriting as designed for the next generation of industry writers.

M.A. MA Professional Practice (Arts)

The MA Professional Practice in Arts 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.

School of Art and Design
M.A. Art History and Philosophy

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 Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
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, the MA Contemporary Art Practice at Plymouth University 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. 

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.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 Arts: Book Arts

The Master of Arts in Visual Arts: Book Arts at the University of the Arts London explores books from cultural, creative and functional perspectives. During the Master’s in Book Arts, you will familiarize with sequence, poetry, structure and materials. The degree will involve working with printed multiples and sculptural one-offs, active research, and organising an art exhibition.

Camberwell College of Arts
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.

MFA/MA Art, Space and Nature

The Master of Fine Arts in Art, Space and Nature at The University of Edinburgh shows students the relationship between the diverse creative disciplines, widening their academic interest in visual arts, architecture and nature. The Master’s programme combines theoretical with practical classes, by encouraging students to integrate research and modern theories in their journey to self-improvement.

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
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. 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.

School of Art
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. Curatorial Practice

We focus on curating as a contemporary practice, bringing together history, theory and practice. We ask what is it that makes the role of the curator distinct, and how do we understand the essentials of curating, when it has become such a buzzword.

Bath School of Art and Design
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. Fine Art

Pursue your passion at an advanced level and with professional support. Push the boundaries of creativity, within a framework of academic rigour and contextual research. Tackle issues that face Fine Art professionals and boost your employability.

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
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. Surface Pattern and Textiles

Students on this Surface Pattern and Textiles course at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) cultivate an innovative view of surface design. They are challenged to ruthlessly explore pattern and decoration, reflecting on the social, cultural and aesthetic context for surface pattern design in the 21st century.

Postgraduate Diploma History of Art with Photography

Photography has become the major form of image-making and visual communication since its development in the 19th century. The Postgraduate Diploma in History of Art with Photography from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics.

M.A. Glass

Join the university with the largest glass and ceramics department in Europe. Develop a specialism in glass using the outstanding facilities at the National Glass Centre. Establish yourself as a professional glass artist.

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
Postgraduate Diploma 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.A. Contemporary Art Practice

Led by Dr Mel Jordan, Reader in Art & the Public Sphere, Contemporary Art Practice incorporates practices that exceed the specificity of the well-established disciplines at the Royal College of Art, facilitating students’ engagement with the histories, theories and expanded practices of Fine Art. 

School of Fine Art
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.

M.A. Print

Led by Professor Jo Stockham, the Print programme is a two-year specialist MA programme. Renamed from 'Printmaking' in 2015, this shift signals that the study of the expanded field of Print is equal to the making of prints as a series of medium specific choices.

School of Fine Art
Postgraduate Diploma Arts Management

This flexible Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management from Birkbeck, University of London - School of Business, Economics and Informatics is designed for existing arts managers who wish to develop their practice and understanding of the background, theories and principles of arts and cultural management.

M.A. Arts Management and Heritage Studies

Through combining arts management with heritage studies, students will develop a sophisticated understanding of the changing political, policy and practice contexts within which the arts and heritage sectors operate today.

Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications
M.Res. Humanities Pathway

The MRes Pathway in the School of Humanities offers interdisciplinary training in critical, curatorial, historical and theoretical approaches to research in art and design. The pathway will foster experimentation, risk-taking and critical and creative thinking through humanities research, with a distinctive ‘art school’ ethos. 

School of Humanities
M.A. Fine Art

MA Fine Art is a studio-based course that is aimed at those who wishto develop the critical, research, practical and professional aspects oftheir art practice at the highest level.

M.A. Photography

Develop your creative practice, knowledge and understanding with our MA Photography. You'll gain a broad theoretical understanding of the medium of photography and establish a critically reflective practice through experimentation, creativity, risk-taking, research and authorship.

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