Taught course

Visual Arts

Bradford College · Bradford College

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree at a minimum of 2:2 or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Mature students are welcome.
  • You will be required to attend an interview at which you must present a 500 word proposal of study and, if you are applying for the practice route, you must also bring a portfolio of your work.
  • The Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma are offered as exit awards.
  • Application should be made direct to the College.

Fine Art/Art & Design

Months of entry


Course content

Course Overview

This exciting MA Visual Arts offers the opportunity to explore the boundaries of contemporary visual arts practice across a range of media: 2D/3D Media, Printmaking, Photographic Arts, Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Digital Arts and Critical Theory.

This course offers two routes through the programme of study. It provides the opportunity to either explore visual arts practice across a range of media or the opportunity to analyse and theorise issues within visual culture through independent research and writing. The context of your artistic practice will be within a broad Fine Art/Art and Design framework. You can specialise in a particular media area or work across different media.

Course Structure

The course content is student-centred and is based on your own proposal of study, which is updated and amended throughout the course. You will be expected to develop your own independence in learning, particularly in terms of advanced research, creative experimentation, critical analysis and theorisation.

Modules Covered

  • Postgraduate Certificate level: Critical Studies and Studio Practice or Independent Project 1
  • Postgraduate Diploma level: Critical Studies and Studio Practice or Independent Project 2
  • MA level: Integrated Practice or Independent Project 3

Learning Methods

Your Proposal provides you with a solid foundation in order to develop self-motivated studying. You will be expected to demonstrate your own independence in learning, especially in terms of advanced research, creative experimentation or critical analysis. Lectures, group seminars and individual tutorials all offer great opportunities in which to develop your artistic or writing practice.

An exciting and unique feature of the course is the chance to make use of The National Media Museum, Cartwright Hall, Leeds City Art Gallery, the Henry Moore Institute and the Royal Armouries. You will be encouraged to participate in exhibitions and conferences.

Fees and funding

UK students

From September 2016 Postgraduate Loans will be available to full and part time students studying a Masters course. Most other Postgraduate study must be funded by the student or a sponsor. Students considering applying to the College funds for financial support will have to demonstrate they have made every effort to obtain funding for their tuition fees and their day to day living costs.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 minimum months

Course contact details

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01274 433008