Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England


You will work on a range of individual and collaborative projects delivered in house by our team of creative experts, or through live collaboration with our partners in Industry. You will propose, develop and realise intelligent design solutions that both question and celebrate the use of current artisanal processes, offset against a range of new technologies appropriate to your practice. Working collaboratively with your peers and with experts from the creative industries, you will make work that is contemporary, critically engaged, and contextually dynamic, taking a fully interdisciplinary approach to the materials and processes you use. The course is designed for practising artists, designers and industry and technical professionals looking to extend their skills base through professional development as well as being a springboard for recent graduates to enhance their creative practice. graduates from a range of disciplines including but not exclusive to, product design, graphic design and applied arts, textiles, fine art may apply. The programme covers research in the areas of fine print research, rapid prototyping and concept driven creative arts.

Entry requirements

Applicants welcome from a range of art and design disciplines such as textiles, fine art, product design, graphic design and applied arts and more technical areas such as CAD, industrial design or technical drawing. An Honours degree in the visual arts but those with other academic qualifications or relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply. All applicants are invited to attend an interview. You will be asked to bring with you examples of your creative work and a statement of intent.

Course modules

Modules include: Make; play; research practice; practice in a professional context; live.

Assessment methods

This course will be assesssed by a combination of practical and written work at the end of each term.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time £ 429 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 896 per Credit module (overseas fees) 3 years
MA Full-time £ 5,150 per Whole course (home fees) 18 months
MA Full-time £ 10,570 per Whole course (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bower Ashton Campus Bristol BS3 2JT South West

Key information

Admissions and International Development
Telephone number: 
0117 328 3333