Postgraduate courses at Central Saint Martins are where the next set of ideas and methods in particular disciplines are forged. We lead not follow. Steeped in a research environment, our postgraduate courses and students develop the agendas as to where the creative industries and intellectual debate might go next.

  1. MA Acting is an intensive 45 week conservatoire Actor training course. Eight weeks are spent in Moscow and a two week 'live project' in Epidaurus, Greece. Skills classes in Voice, Movement, Neutral Mask, Ballet, Period Dance, Speech and Acting underpin a programme embracing the Greeks to Contemporary drama, with particular emphasis on Shakespeare and Chekhov.

  2. Apply your imagination by framing an original and personal research project and question existing assumptions and boundaries in one or more of the creative disciplines. Investigate your ideas through a series of real-world interventions and obtain feedback from end-users and key practitioners.

  3. In a world where established customs, systems and structures are increasingly unstable there is a need for a different kind of architectural thinking - one that identifies and exploits opportunities, and address the challenges of contemporary society. In this Course you'll explore the edges of the disciplinary boundaries of architecture, and test design approaches which respond to the burgeoning need for contemporary city design to focus not only on the traditional ‘hard’ infrastructures of buildings, transport and engineering, but also the softer infrastructures of social networks, organization and human interactions.

  4. The M ARCH: Architecture course is uniquely positioned at Central Saint Martins to draw on the dynamic design thinking and making skills from a range of art and design practices, as well as providing you with the second degree in the professional pathway toward registration as an architect – commonly referred to as Part 2 (the University is currently seeking recognition for this qualification from the Architects Registration Board).

  5. This pioneering course investigates the creative relationships between art and science and how to communicate them. With access to important collections in London you’ll explore the making and presentation of your work and pursue innovative outcomes in practice and research, towards professional engagement in art and science authorship and creative practice.

  6. MA Character Animation specialises in one area – animation of characters. You’ll build universal skills and contextual awareness based on an understanding of motion, characterisation and performance. This course will help you become a reflective, innovative practitioner, well placed to succeed in this fast-moving industry.

  7. Like us, you view communication as a profound achievement of human evolution. Engaging with ideas that will radically alter the current terrain? Already have relationships with research bodies confronting key issues in your field? What you need now is a laboratory for experimentation and sustained academic discourse.

  8. MA Culture, Criticism and Curation offers a unique framework for critically engaging with the history and present scenarios of culture. We create outcomes through which new understandings can be generated through critical writing and expanded forms of curation.

  9. This course focuses your practice on an industry sector and broadens your career and research horizons. Your chosen project becomes a vehicle for developing your creative abilities and analytical skills, and for locating your work in the professional world.

  10. MA Dramatic Writing is a new course, exploring new models of training for dramatic writers in the UK. The course brings together ten Masters who have led on dramatic writing training in the UK: Ola Animashawun, Stephen Jeffreys, Caroline Jester, Fin Kennedy, Kate Rowland, Philip Shelley, Nina Steiger, Jennifer Tuckett, Steve Winter, and John Yorke. The course offers the best training in craft in the UK, industry commissions, partnerships and mentorship, collaboration with actors, directors, designers and animators, and the opportunity to work on your own major projects. Our aim is to help nurture the next generation of leading writers.

  11. MA Fashion has an outstanding reputation sustained over more than three decades and is the only course that shows at London Fashion Week on the official London Fashion Week schedule The profile of its alumni as design directors internationally and as own label designers is unrivalled The course offers four pathways of study Womenswear | Menswear | Knitwear | Textiles for Fashion

  12. With its three distinctive but interconnected pathways, this course is for dynamic students looking to thrive within the fashion communications industry at the highest level. The Fashion Journalism pathway focuses on writing, editing and digital media. Fashion Communication & Promotion is for innovative image-makers; and Fashion Critical Studies offers an academic approach to the analysis of Fashion.

  13. MA Fine Art determines and challenges the boundaries of art while locating theory at the centre of practice. In a dynamic learning culture that celebrates diverse backgrounds and ambitions, you’ll develop a critical art practice that will shape your career as an international artist.

  14. MA Industrial Design applies intellectual development directly to design practice, empowering you take on a strategic role, to identify and respond to trends, to initiate new design approaches, and to thrive in multidisciplinary teams.

  15. MA Innovation Management recognises the need to identify and verify opportunity. Where MBA and design management programmes analyse problems, this postgraduate course deploys connective and creative approaches to managing innovation in order to synthesise opportunities.

  16. MA Textile Futures is now called MA Material Futures. We’ve always believed ‘textiles’ to encompass a broad approach to materiality, and to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of our work we have changed our course title.

  17. On this course you'll design visitor experiences and events for museums, brand, urban and community environments and work in small multidisciplinary teams to tell stories through text, image, sound and physical space. You'll benefit from strong industry links that provide live, funded projects, mentors and placements.

  18. This course brings together artists, directors, writers, researchers and designers to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st century. Graduates go on to professional practice, working as influential directors, writers and producers in theatre, TV, film, opera or dance, or progress to research degree study.

  19. MA Photography is an international fine art photography course that explores the possibilities of both visual and conceptual expression, merging research deeply with practice. The course is rooted in the idea that photography has no self-limiting identity or essence. In creating work that is visually exciting and intellectually compelling you’ll develop as an artist with photography at the core of your practice, defining, or redefining photography as the art form of 21st Century. The course is led by Daniel Rubinstein, recipient of a 2014 UAL Teaching Award.

  20. MA Screen Acting course specializes in giving the actor a rigorous and intense conservatoire training focused on delivering performance for the screen. Whether on film or television or other recorded media such radio. The student will be involved in many filmed projects including a final short film professionally produced as well as professionally shot show reel material. The course also gives the student a full programme of professional preparation with current industry professionals, including casting directors, agents, producers.

  21. This intensive course gives you a unique insight into an actors conservatoire training, giving the director the intellectual and artistic tools to better communicate and stimulate a creative performance from actors on film. Directing means working with performers and developing a methodology that balances the needs of the actor against the grinding pressure of the shooting process. This course equips and enables the director to find their own voice whilst developing the skills needed to balancing these difficult demands. During the course you will work closely with the acting cohort developing your directors voice and vision to tell story through narrative drama, focusing on an understanding on the importance of genre, casting and story telling with the actor.

  22. The Central Saint Martins MBA will combine the creative culture of an art and design school with the analytical and operational strengths of business education. MBA graduates will confidently explore, develop and realise new ventures and solutions through agile collaboration. We are testing our proposition through online research during the summer of 2015 to finalise the course design for a proposed launch in January 2016.

  23. This course examines the history of contemporary art through key developments in the exhibition form. Delivered in collaboration with Afterall, the art research and publishing enterprise based at Central Saint Martins. It’s part of our research community which includes students in MPhil/PhD programmes and research staff.

  24. MRes Art: Moving Image focuses on the history, theory and practice of contemporary artist moving image. The programme is dedicated to the development of new discourses within an expanded field of practice, encompassing artists, curators, writers and scholars. As a collaboration delivered in association with LUX, the programme offers a critical engagement with, and the professional development of, ideas around artists' moving image, in terms of exhibition, distribution, publishing, education, and research.

  25. MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy promotes dialogue amongst practitioners and theorists about art discourse today. Highly relevant for both artists and writers, the course theorises art from a contemporary perspective embracing ideas in Continental philosophy, The Marxist intellectual tradition, as well as psychoanalytic and feminist theories.