Taught course


Plymouth College of Art · Plymouth College of Art

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Entry requirements

BA 2.1; equivalent professional experience or portfolio; exceptional project proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Painting programme will challenge and accelerate your individual practice, providing you with the opportunity to explore a discipline that, in a digital age, is constantly widening in scope.

This programme enables you to examine key issues in contemporary painting, extend your knowledge of paint as a material and as a process, and examine the ways in which methods and materials shape the agenda in contemporary painting, whilst developing a critical relationship to tradition.

The programme is centred around the development of your individual practice, and encompasses a range of diverse approaches to painting, encouraging you to work in a variety of media as your research develops.

You will be part of a challenging learning and teaching environment that supports the development of your practical, professional and research skills.

Our MA Painting encourages you to explore the range of models of practice that are available for the contemporary painter, examining the notion of painting as research, and developing key questions and ideas in order to engage with the wider research culture in painting, both nationally and internationally.

We offer a dynamic studio environment in which to study painting, with access to workshop areas across the college.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 203434