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.

  • Facts

    Course Leader

    Jonathan Kearney

    Course Location

    Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road

    Study LevelPostgraduate
    Study ModeFull time
    Course Length1 year (Full Time)
    2 years (Extended Full Time and Online)
    Home/EU Fee

    £7,500 (Full Time)

    £3,750 (Extended Full Time)

    £3,750 (Online)

    Fees are subject to an inflationary adjustment in the second year

    UAL Home / EU alumni receive a £1,000 discount

    Course fees may be paid in instalments

     

    International Fee

    £15,180 (Full Time)

    £8,580 (Extended Full Time)

    £7,590 (Online)

    Course fees may be paid in instalments

    Start DateSeptember 2014
    Autumn Term DatesFull Time: Monday 1 September - Friday 19 December 2014
    Extended and Online: Monday 1 September - Friday 7 November 2014
    Spring Term DatesFull Time: Monday 5 January - Friday 24 July 2015
    Extended and Online: Monday 12 January - Friday 20 March 2015
    Summer Term DatesExtended and Online: Monday 22 May - Friday 24 July 2015
    Application Route

    Direct to the Graduate School

    Application DeadlineHome / EU - 18 August 2014
    International - no deadline, but you are advised to apply as early as possible
  • Content and Structure

    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.

  • Staff

    Jonathan Kearney - Course Director 

    Jonathan Kearney has extensive experience of exhibiting his work worldwide, with recent exhibitions having been seen in China, Brazil and London, as well as teaching in a variety of settings. 

    For nine years, Kearney has pioneered the opportunity to study a Fine Art masters course online. This innovative approach to learning is backed by his research and experimentation, which shows how digital tools can enhance both learning and art practice.

    Staff:

  • Careers

    Camberwell’s MA Fine Art Digital graduates go on to work in a wide range of settings, with many now self employed and regularly exhibiting their work in galleries, festivals or running their own creative businesses. 

    Other alumni work in the wider creative industries as creative directors, designers, photographers, videographers or educationalists. The expanding role of the digital is transforming all creative work and creating new opportunities that could scarcely be imagined just a few years ago.

    Alumni

  • Entry Requirements

    • BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
    • Study proposal
    • Portfolio of work
    • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
    • IELTS level 6.5 or above if English isn’t their first language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements)
  • Apply

    Home / EU applicants

    Download and complete our Postgraduate application form, which you can send to us at postgradadmissions@camberwell.arts.ac.uk or the address below.

    Downloads‌

    Home / EU Postgraduate application form [Word, 81 KB]
    Home / EU Postgraduate application guidance notes [PDF, 51 KB]
    Home / EU Postgraduate reference form [Word, 52 KB]

    Admissions
    Camberwell College of Arts
    45-65 Peckham Road
    London
    SE5 8UF

    Please note, completed forms should include your:

    • Study proposal
    • Reference
    • Portfolio

    The deadline for applications is 18 August 2014.

    For more information please contact us:

    International applicants

    There are two ways international students can apply to a postgraduate course at Camberwell College of Arts:

    To apply through the College, you’ll need to download and complete our international postgraduate application form. You can send this to ccwinternational.documents@arts.ac.uk or the address below, along with your portfolio and any supporting documents.

    Download International Postgraduate application form [PDF, 287 KB]

    International Office
    Chelsea College of Arts 
    16 John Islip Street
    London
    SW1P 4JU

    There is no deadline for international applications, but students are advised to apply as early as possible.

    For more information please contact our International Office:

Funding

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Home / EU and international students

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

Home / EU students

£1000 fee discount for University of the Arts London alumni.