University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Inclusive Arts Practice

The course enables students to carry out practice-based arts research whilst working on real-life projects such as 'access to art' and 'inside out' in such areas as learning disabilities, disability arts, and the built environment; support for working collaboratively with diverse groups is provided by specialist arts practitioners and other professionals; students explore key issues and debates around disability and the arts while gaining practical skills enabling them to independently initiate, seek funding for, and deliver collaborative and inclusive arts projects and to develop their own professional practice; studies are based around a core of experiential work-related learning, integrated with a programme of theoretical studies; the course is designed to support participants' development and creativity as art practitioners within the contexts of inclusion, learning disability, disability arts, and architecture and built environments; emphasis is given to students working alongside diverse groups of people in a workshop setting, sharing experiences as partners in the process of learning.

Entry requirements

Background in the arts; other relevant fields such as health or social care may also be eligible, provided applicants can demonstrate evidence of sustained and committed arts practice of sufficient quality to meet the demands of the course; candidates are assessed on: evidence of a strong, professional working practice in the arts or other relevant field; evidence of good conceptual and technical skills in at least one area of arts practice, and an awareness of contemporary arts practices; interest and awareness of disability issues and commitment to broaden and develop their knowledge of disability in relation to artistic and/or spatial design practice; evidence of ability to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively - orally, visually and in writing; evidence of self-directed learning and development since graduation, and ability to conduct independent research; portfolios may be presented in a range of formats, including two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, digital presentations, essays and/or any other texts and products that might provide evidence of suitability; all applicants will be invited to interview; normally an Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or a recognised equivalent professional qualification; accreditation of prior learning or appropriate professional practice will also be considered; for non-native speakers of English: IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,760 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,130 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,880 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 7,065 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Grand Parade Brighton BN2 0JY South East

Key information

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