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

£8,000 (Full Time)

£8,000 (Extended Full Time): £4,000 to be paid in the first year. £4,000 to be paid in the second year

£8,000 (Online)

Course fees may be paid in instalments

International Fee

£15,950 (Full Time)

£18,000 (Extended Full Time): £9,000 to be paid in the first year. £9,000 to be paid in the second year

£15,950 (Online)

Course fees may be paid in instalments

Start DateSeptember 2015
Autumn Term DatesFull Time: Monday 7 September - Thursday 24 December 2015
Extended Full Time: Monday 7 September - Friday 13 November 2015
Spring Term DatesFull Time: Monday Monday 4 January - Friday 22 July 2016
Extended Full Time: Monday 11 January - Friday 18 March 2016
Summer Term DatesExtended Full Time: Monday 16 May - Friday 22 July 2016
Application Route

Direct to the Graduate School

Application DeadlineOpen for 2015/16 entry

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)

Funding

Home / EU and international students

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

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

For more funding information visit study at UAL

Apply

This course is open for applications for 2015/16 entry. For a full list of UAL courses open for 2015/16 entry, visit our Places Available page.

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, 73 KB]
Home / EU Postgraduate application guidance [PDF, 38 KB]
Home / EU Postgraduate reference form [Word, 51 KB]

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

Please note, completed forms should include your:

  • Study proposal
  • Reference
  • Portfolio

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, 189 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.

How to write a study proposal

The study proposal is a statement of approximately 1,000 words describing your current practice. You should use referenced text or images where appropriate.

It should also describe how you will develop a self-directed programme of work and related research whilst at Camberwell College of Arts.

When writing your proposal you are not expected to have complete answers to all your questions. 

However, you should be able to:

  • Examine your knowledge and experience in relation to your proposed project
  • Identify questions and areas that you do not know about
  • Demonstrate how you intend to tackle these questions and areas

How to structure a study proposal

Each section should be approximately 250 words.

Introduction

  • Briefly describe your work
  • Outline recent developments
  • Identify those aspects you would like to take further at MA level

Development

Describe specific areas, issues and critical ideas that are central to your area of interest.

Methods

  • How will you go about researching your area of interest?  
  • Are there particular methods you will use? For example - drawing, model making, photography etc.

Resources

Are there resources or equipment that you need to access in order for you to successfully engage in your research?

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