Arts & Humanities at Royal College of Art - UCAS

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Course summary

This professionally engaged, externally-facing programme brings you together with other creative practitioners in a trans-disciplinary, collaborative community that promotes a dynamic dialogue to actively examine how the arts and humanities can address current and future challenges. You will identify and explore the professional realm that you and your work will operate within, and interrogate that context through live projects that activate and extend your practice. You will explore how you can engage audiences towards building a professionally robust, ethically sound and research-informed approach. The programme will encourage you to develop models and build networks that should help sustain your practice and research after graduating. Your programme of study will be bespoke to you. A series of electives will allow you to align your research and practice with one of the School’s specialist areas of research. And College-wide electives enable you to build cross-disciplinary networks and engage with the knowledge and practices across the RCA’s four Schools. The Master of Fine Arts programme seeks to challenge orthodoxies, actively consider how your practice – and the arts and humanities in general – might address the challenges of now and near future.

Entry requirements

Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world, as well as from mid-career artists and career changers. The selection criteria will consider creativity, imagination and innovation as demonstrated in your portfolio or equivalent professional experience, as well as your potential to benefit from the programme and to achieve high MFA standards overall. You will typically require one or more of the following: A level 6 qualification such as a Bachelor's degree or Graduate Diploma in a subject associated with the arts or humanities A level 7, MA, qualification An arts practice that evidences Master’s level engagement (evidenced via portfolio) Given the interdisciplinary, outward-facing nature of the programme, alongside the ambition to expand the range of knowledges, approaches and positions that forge what contemporary arts and humanities might be, we also welcome applicants from a broad range of previous disciplines and backgrounds, beyond visual art.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £16500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £16500 Year 1
Scotland £16500 Year 1
Wales £16500 Year 1
EU £38600 Year 1
International £38600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit the programme page on the RCA website for details of fees for each year of this programme.
Arts & Humanities at Royal College of Art - UCAS