Central Saint Martins is collaborating with file sharing service WeTransfer to create two ground-breaking bursaries. Two students joining MA Material Futures in September 2015 will receive funding for the full two years of study.
For the next decade, these new bursaries – which have been initiated and funded by WeTransfer – will support two students each year in their full-time studies.
Caroline Till, MA Futures Course Leader, said: “For us this is an amazing opportunity and really important because we are trying to keep accessibility to postgraduate education open to the broadest spectrum of students.
“Fees are one of the biggest problems, so to partner with WeTransfer on this kind of scholarship is ideal for those students who wouldn’t normally be able to apply.”
Inspiring creative talents
Each of the selected students will make a short film introducing themselves and their creative process, and they will continue to document their work throughout the year. This documentation will be showcased to WeTransfer’s monthly and global user base of 65 million people.
The bursaries will be open to all applicants, with a focus on people who incorporate disruptive technology into their creative practices. Each student will also be provided with mentorship from a member of the WeTransfer team.
WeTransfer’s Chief Strategy Officer, Damian Bradfield, said: “Central Saint Martins is one of the most prestigious schools for art and fashion in the world. To be able to offer two bursaries to the MA Material Futures postgraduate course – and in turn support two inspiring creative talents from around the globe each year – is an exciting opportunity for us.”
The MA Material Futures bursaries will be open for applications early next year, when the course application process begins.
– MA Material Futures