Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Art and Design (Studio Practice)

The programme provides an opportunity for students who wish to develop the full potential of a practice-based project proposal either as research or professional preparation, and is designed to enable access to a range of subject disciplines, workshops and external links, as appropriate to an individual project. The course offers specialist facilities in textiles, 3-dimensional design, fine art and visual communication and welcome applications that cross the boundaries of traditional specialisms; the programme encourages innovation in addition to the refinement of individual skills and practice; it is cumulative in structure, progressing through 6 compulsory modules.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree normally required in an art and design discipline or closely related subject; exceptional circumstances are also considered, for instance an Honours degree in an aligned subject or appropriate additional work experience; all candidates should submit an application form, an electronic PDF portfolio of recent work, and a 1,000 word project proposal that forms the basis for study on this Master's programme.

Course modules

Core modules: proposing practice; research methods and methodologies; situating practice; practice, research and entrepreneurial skills; exploring materials, processes and techniques; final project and presentation; students have the option to study the final module at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and based on an appraisal of practice, written material, related research, and professional and entrepreneurial skills in relation to the final project outcome(s); all students submit a final project report.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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