Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

The Contemporary Art Practice Programme is delivered through four pathways: Critical Practice, Moving Image, Performance, and Public Sphere. The four pathways are led by artists that specialise in these areas of practice.

The Programme engages with contemporary modes of art production, discourse and display, working across ? and beyond ? well-established disciplines at the Royal College of Art. Through its pathway structure the Programme allows specialisation, enabling students to develop a particular approach to their own art practice.

Our approach to Contemporary Art Practice is not determined by either technology or material, although students are expected to utilise the appropriate technical means to make their works. Contemporary Art Practice students have access to College-wide technical workshops according to academic need, as well as all facilities within the School of Arts & Humanities.

The Programme offers:

a discursive environment in which to discuss contemporary issues for thinking about, making, and displaying fine art

individual tutorials, thematic seminars and cross-pathway crits, facilitated by leading practitioners and thinkers

a flexible studio space that can be used collectively or individually

access to a range of technical facilities including traditional and digital printmaking, photography, and wood and metal workshops

opportunities for exhibitions, overseas travel and international exchanges (including Paris and Kyoto).

Start Date:

2019-SEP-23.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £28,400 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students are generally expected to have a good BA degree from a fine art course. They should be able to demonstrate an original and critical approach to fine art as well as an ability to engage with current theories of art and culture that inform your practice.
  • International entry requirements: Students are generally expected to have a good BA degree from a fine art course. They should be able to demonstrate an original and critical approach to fine art as well as an ability to engage with current theories of art and culture that inform your practice. Students should have an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with a 6.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE).
  • IELTS score: 6.5