Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Art and Design (Art, Science and Technology)

The Master of Art (Art and Design) programme will cater for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Fine Art and Design.

Entry requirements

Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Fine Art discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiental Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.

In addition those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS or to have achieved an approved equivalent standard. Applicants are normally required to have achieved a minimum IELTS score (or the equivalent) of 6.0 with an emphasis upon a specific minimum sub-test score of 6.0 in Listening; and a minimum score of 5.5 in all other sub-tests​. International applicants can apply for the Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) processional English courses that aim to assist in achieving IELTS score requirements.
School of Art and Design (CSAD) postgraduate applicants are required to both apply via the Cardiff Metropolitan University admissions site, and to complete additional information via the CSAD website.

The additional information that is required includes: a statement about your current work and practice and the interests which inform it; a succinct statement outlining why you wish to undertake this course; an outline of the professional or research project that you wish to pursue on this course; and a portfolio of your previous work (where appropriate) in support of your application. Images of your work or examples of written work can be submitted via a personal website or via an appropriate online platform (eg. Flickr, Tumbl​r or Wordpress).

At least four different examples of your work should be referenced. Before an offer is then made some applicants may then be asked to attend for an interview, by visiting CSAD or by Skype or similar online discussion tools.

Course modules

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MA

The following modules apply to all pathways.

​MA Art and Design students select either ART7001 Question or ART7002 RS. This choice will be informed by their academic and professional intention and in negotiation with the programme leader and the RS module leader.
ART7001: Question (60 Credits) Or ART7002: RS (Research Skills) (60 Credits)

Followed by:

ART7003: Idea (60 Credits)

ART7004: Output (60 Credits)

ART7005: Research and Ideas Seminars (0 Credits) assessed via PDP in the other modules. All students must attend the year-long Research & Ideas Seminars which happen on a weekly basis.

Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

The following modules apply to all pathways.

​MA Art and Design students select either ART7001 Question or ART7002 RS. This choice will be informed by their academic and professional intention and in negotiation with the programme leader and the RS module leader.
ART7001: Question (60 Credits) Or ART7002: RS (Research Skills) (60 Credits)

Followed by:

ART7003: Idea (60 Credits)

ART7004: Output (60 Credits)

ART7005: Research and Ideas Seminars (0 Credits) assessed via PDP in the other modules. All students must attend the year-long Research & Ideas Seminars which happen on a weekly basis.

Exit points/Awards

On completing the Question or RS module (60 credits in total) students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate.
On competing the Question or RS and Idea modules (120 credits in total) students will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma.
On completing Output in addition to the above, (180 credits in total) students will be awarded a Masters Degree (Master of Art and Design).
Students from all pathways will come together regularly in order to build a Masters Research community.

Assessment methods

For each module, assessment is as follows:

ART7001: Question (60 Credits) One portfolio of work, made up of either:
Written work, including a PDP; or
Written and visual work, including a PDP.
Or

ART7002: RS (Research Skills) (60 Credits) One portfolio of work, made up of either:
Written work, including a PDP; or
Written and visual work, including a PDP.
ART7003: Idea (60 Credits) Written Submission or Portfolio Review
ART7004: Output. (60 Credits) Practice and text.
ART7005: Research and Ideas Seminars (0 Credits) assessed via PDP in the other modules.
Support will be available through weekly small group seminars (normally no more than 16 students per group), exploring the theme of lectures and allowing students to clarify their understanding. These sessions may also be workshops where practical demonstrations, involving student participation, are run. This may include, for example, communal writing or small group discourse analysis. Weekly tutorials will also be available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 615 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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