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MA Art and Design Practice

Course Description

Our part-time MA in Art and Design Practice gives you the opportunity for interdisciplinary study under an art or design route, whilst allowing you to focus on a particular area for your research. This includes areas such as furniture design, ceramics, printmaking, graphics, jewellery and silversmithing, product design and fine art.

At Bucks, you will join a creative and vibrant community, benefiting from an approach to teaching that prioritises the importance of hands-on experience.

Real projects for real people and collaborative working across disciplinary boundaries are important for postgraduate students and we make sure you have plenty of opportunities to do this at Bucks.

You can choose to study this course full-time or part-time.

If you would like to find out more about this course, come along to a postgraduate open evening.

What will this course cover?

On this programme, you are offered a menu of experiences and are able to construct your own particular mix.

You can choose from one of the following pathways:

MA Ceramics
MA Fine Art
MA Furniture Design
MA Graphics
MA Illustration
MA Jewellery and Silversmithing
MA Printmaking (available at the High Wycombe Campus or London Print Studios)
MA Product Design
MA Spatial and Interior Design
MA Textiles.

On our MA in Art and Design Practice, there are frequent opportunities to work with industry. Our students get to meet leading figures in the field, to work alongside them and produce innovative design work.

Our recent graduates are showing in the best London venues; including the May Design Series at the ExCeL centre, Tent and 100% Design. Recently, our design students also exhibited their work at Herman Miller in London.

Our students have the opportunity to visit international destinations. Examples of previous trips include attending a summer school with the famous Lago Studio in Italy or visiting New York.

The majority of our postgraduate students are in work shortly after they finish the course. Many already have jobs or make contact with future employers while they are on the course.

We’ve helped fine artists to become prize-winning furniture designers and fashion designers to become product designers. Printmakers might end up constructing steel cocoons, or knitting their thoughts. We take your interests and challenge you to push the boundaries.

This course sits within the exciting and innovative School of Design, Craft and Visual Arts.

To apply for this course, please use our application form.

Bucks application form (pdf)
Application guidance notes (pdf)
Once you have completed the application form, please return it to us by email:

or post it to:

Admissions and Recruitment
Student Experience Directorate
Buckinghamshire New University
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2JZ

For more information for home and EU students, see our postgraduate applications section.

If you are an international student, visit our international students section.

Visit the MA Art and Design Practice page on the Buckinghamshire New University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

All applicants are required to hold a good undergraduate degree in a related field. Alternatively, those with experience in the area may also apply.All applicants are interviewed with a portfolio of previous work. In your application you’ll need to include a short research project proposal. For international students, these interviews may be held over Skype or telephone upon submission of your portfolio.

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