Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The Masters provides students with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing with contributions from the Centre for Cultural Studies. Computation consists of all the changes brought about by digital technology. Art is an open set of ways of acting inventively in culture. Mixing the two together in a systematic way gives us computational art. This is a very open field, and one that is set to expand enormously in the coming years. It is where the most exciting developments in technology and in culture can already be found.

This degree will place students in the middle of this fast-evolving context. This degree develops their arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. Over a two years (full-time) or four years (part-time) students will develop their artistic work and thinking through the challenge of developing a series of projects for public exhibition which will explore the technological and cultural ramifications of computation. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming and how to apply this knowledge expressively. Students will work with popular open source programming environments such as Processing, Open Frameworks, P5.js and Arduino, and will learn how to program in languages such as Java, Javascript and C++. The programme will equip students with a broad training in the use of creative computing systems that are currently most important in artistic, design and cultural practices and the creative industries, as well as technologies that are yet to emerge.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01: This course also includes 3 years combined full-time and part-time.. 2019-OCT-01: This course also includes 3 years combined full-time and part-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £10,140 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £10,140 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £15,040 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £5,070 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £5,070 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £7,520 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren?t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0.