• CollegeCamberwell
  • Start dateOctober 2018
  • Course length2 years (extended full time)

MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital

MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on art that engages with, uses and is impacted by 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. The MA Fine Art Digital is offered both as a studio based and an online course.

Watch the course video

Course Leader Jonathan Kearney and graduates talk about MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell.

Course detail

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
  • To have access to Camberwell's shared workshops. View the Camberwell facilities section

Structure

Extended Full-Time Study Mode

The MA is taught over two years in six blocks of 10 weeks. Extended Full-Time mode is a hybrid of part time and full time study.

By teaching in this mode we aim to give our students the opportunity to benefit from undertaking a full time Masters degree while also pursuing and sustaining other commitments such as part-time employment, gaining other experience in the creative industries or maintaining care responsibilities.

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 three two week residencies that can include workshops, visits, discussions, lectures and access to our extensive facilities for the making and exhibiting of work.

Unit One - Research, Development and Practice

Students explore, experiment and research to further develop their Project Proposal. The unit introduces you to subject specific issues and topics, research methodologies and techniques. It aims to orientate you and your practice within the course, and to develop your contextual, critical and research skills at the onset of your 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.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Blogs and wikis
  • Collaborative projects
  • Lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Peer-lead events, critical engagement and feedback
  • Personal and professional development
  • Personal projects
  • Research methods
  • Study visits
  • Workshop inductions

Assessment methods

  • Contextual and evaluative writing
  • Exhibition
  • Presentations
  • Project proposal
  • Reflective journal
  • Research portfolio
  • Writing on critical practice - including blogs

Facilities

  • Digital media facilities

    Digital Media

    View images of and find out more about our digital media facilities

  • Camberwell's 3D workshops - foundry.

    3D Workshops

    View images of and find out more about our 3D workshops

  • Photography Workshop

    Photography

    View images of and find out more about our photography facilities

Staff

How to apply

2018/19 entry

All applicants can apply for this course using our online application form.

Apply - Extended full-time

Apply - Online mode

Application deadline

The home / EU deadline is midday, Tuesday 31 July 2018.

There is no deadline for international applications. Students should apply as early as possible.

Further information about the application process

You will need to enter the following information in the online application form:

  • Personal details
  • Current and/or previous education and qualification details
  • Employment history
  • Personal statement

Once you have submitted the form you will be emailed a link to upload your portfolio.

The course leader will review your work, may invite you to interview, and will then make a decision on your application.

Entry requirements

  • BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio of work

English language requirements

All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:

Personal statement

This should be about 500 words long and include:

  • Your reasons for choosing the course
  • Your current creative practice and how this will help with your future plans
  • If you do not have any formal academic qualifications please describe your relevant education and experience

Portfolio advice

  • Approximately 10 to 20 images of your work that provide a good overview of your creative practice
  • Show a selection of your work that is relevant to your application. This can include both finished work and examples of your research and development
  • For video, sound or web based work please provide links
  • Where appropriate include captions or short explanations that give context for your work. If you have worked on any group projects explain your role
  • Provide indications of the size and media used. If you are invited for interview you will need to show original work

At interview and portfolio review

We look for:

  • An interest and involvement in visual arts
  • Demonstrable skills in your existing practice
  • The ability and capacity for self-reflection
  • Ambition and research interest
  • Aspiration for a higher level of practice
  • Quality of work

Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative MA or Graduate Diploma course at Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon. This decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants' creative potential and interests.

Deferred entry

This course will give consideration to deferred entry application.

Fees and funding

Home / EU fee

£4,750 per year (Extended Full Time / Online - 2018/19 fees).

International fee

£10,920 per year (Extended Full Time - 2018/19 fees).

£9,660 per year (Online - 2018/19 fees).

Course fees may be paid in instalments.

Additional costs

In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.

Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) fee - Home / EU students whose chosen course is at a level equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that they already hold, will be charged the fees shown above, plus an additional £1,100 ELQ fee. Students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are exempt from ELQ fees and will pay the original fee, regardless of the highest qualification held.

Accommodation

Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships and awards available to students on this course. Use our search tool to find out more information.

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Careers and alumni

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