Postgraduate online application form

We will be launching an online application form for this course at the end of December 2015.

If you would like to apply before this time, or have already started your application, please continue to use the below application forms and submit as instructed – your application will not be disadvantaged in any way. 

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.


Course Leader

Jonathan Kearney

Course Location

Camberwell College of Arts, Peckham Road

Study LevelPostgraduate
Study ModeFull time
Course Length2 years (Extended Full Time and Online)
Home/EU Fee

£4,125 per year (Extended Full Time - 2016/17 fees)

£4,125 per year (Distance Learning - 2016/17 fees)

Please note that fees for the 2nd and any subsequent years is subject to inflationary increase.

Course fees may be paid in instalments

International Fee

£9,720 per year (Extended Full Time - 2016/17 fees)

£8,600 per year (Distance Learning - 2016/17 fees) 

Please note that fees for the 2nd and any subsequent years is subject to inflationary increase.

Course fees may be paid in instalments

Start DateSeptember 2016
Autumn Term Dates5 September - 11 November 2016
Spring Term Dates9 January - 17 March 2017
Summer Term Dates15 May - 21 July 2017

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


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.


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.



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.


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)


Home / EU and international students

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarship

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

For more funding information visit study at UAL


Home/EU applicants

Download and complete our Postgraduate application form, which you can send to us at or the address below. 


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

Camberwell College of Arts
45-65 Peckham Road

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 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

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.


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


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


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


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

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