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Full time | Plymouth College of Art | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Painting (Art) Art

Course type


Course Summary

Our Masters programmes offer you an intensive personal programme of creative and stimulating study within a supportive critical and practical framework that enables you to examine, interrogate and reflect upon the nature and role of your chosen practice.

We encourage diversity in thinking and making, acknowledging the potential in material exploration, collaborative working, cross-fertilisation of ideas, and the exploration of new and vital concepts. Critical enquiry and practice-based exploration are central to the programmes, helping you to make dynamic and challenging work that resonates and reflects your key concerns in light of current national and international dialogues.

The MA Painting programme enables you to examine key issues in contemporary painting in how methods and materials shape an agenda in contemporary painting, whilst developing a critical relationship to its tradition.

The programme is centred around the development of your painting practice, and how it will encompass a range of diverse approaches to painting, encouraging you to experiment across different disciplines as your research develops and grows.

The programme encourages you to explore the notion of painting as research and developing key questions and ideas in order to engage with the wider research culture in painting.


The second module supports you to identify the kinds of collaborations and public-facing opportunities that will strengthen your identity as a creative practitioner.

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Entry requirements

MA applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above. However, the strength of your creative practice and other forms of experience will be taken into account at the interview stage and we encourage you to start a conversation with us.