Taught course

Contemporary Arts Practice With Industry Experience

University of Salford · School of Arts and Media

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Entry requirements

Relevant undergraduate degree, normally at 2:1 or above, and supporting portfolio of practice.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree of 2:2 will be considered where a high quality portfolio of practice is presented.

  • Interview
  • 250 word Statement of why you want to study Socially Engaged Arts Practice at Masters Level
  • Portfolio

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed for students to refine their subject specific practice through creative industry experience, studio based experimentation, contextual research and critical dialogue, to enable them to graduate as professional artists within the wider context of contemporary arts networks.

During your time with us, you will be encouraged to undertake independent contextual and theoretical research that will improve your capacity for independent enquiry, creativity and professional practice.

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in group exhibitions, residencies and live projects as we work closely with key cultural organisations within the North West. These include: The Center for Chinese Contemporary Art; Hotbed Press; Islington Mill; Castlefield Gallery; International 3; Salford Museum & Art Gallery; Artworks; Mark Devereux Projects; and HOME.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

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

Course Enquries
0161 295 4545