Distance learning Master's in Visual Arts in the United Kingdom

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Visual Arts

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Visual arts courses often cover skills in aesthetic arts. However, there are many applied art forms included in visual arts courses. These programs can cover graphic design, fashion design, decorative art and industrial design. These can help students prepare for a position in a particular field.  

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Distance learning Master's Degree in Visual Arts in the United Kingdom

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Online Masters Degree in Photography

Flexible Learning with Falmouth University
Online Part time January 2017 United Kingdom Cornwall

Study with talented practitioners in photography on an international scale Be part of a global community of like-minded professionals [+]

Distance learning Master's Degrees in Visual Arts in the United Kingdom. Course overview This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meaningfully engage with a technologically and socially evolving medium, and succeed within the increasingly complex and competitive creative industries. Throughout the course you will realise the potential of your own ideas and practice by locating your individual specialism within the creative industries, enabling you to succeed and make significant contributions within a range of professional contexts. This course brings together talented practitioners on an international scale with the ambition to succeed, innovate and lead, allowing for the dynamic cross pollination of approaches in photography and exploration of critical perspectives. On successful completion of this course, in addition to having an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, you will have an individual, or group of, sophisticated projects of a publishable standard that you will be able to use as the foundation to take you to the next stage in your career and sustain your practice beyond. Level: 7 Duration: 2 years Mode of study: Flexible learning Who is this course for? The aim of this course is to enhance the creative, critical and professional skills of practitioners who are at an early stage in their careers, as well as to give those who have already established themselves within the professional arena an opportunity to interrogate their practice and deepen the quality and sophistication of their creative output. It is designed to accommodate a broad range of practitioners, from those who use photography to question the world around them to those whose practice interrogates the medium itself. Typical applicants may be working as photojournalists, critics in photography, curators, freelancers, or business or studio owners. Course content You will need to complete four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total). Positions and practice 30 credits Informing contexts 30 credits Surfaces and strategies 30 credits Sustainable prospects 30 credits Final major project 60 credits Assessments Coursework assessment with no formal examinations Projects, individual reports and live online presentations How you study You may choose to: Study entirely online without attending any face-to-face workshops Study online and attend optional residential workshops, held biannually at various locations such as the UK, USA, Asia or the Middle East. A typical workshop will start on Friday and end on Monday. Workshops are organised to coincide with major festivals and events. Falmouth will aim to provide information regarding these residential opportunities around 4 months in advance so that you have plenty of time to arrange attendance. Attendance is strongly encouraged although not compulsory. Learning activities There will be guided learning activities consisting of: Concise online presentations to introduce key concepts Small group and class discussions and crits to facilitate interaction and dialogue Online critiques to test assumptions, ideas and to receive feedback from peers and tutors Individual and group tutorials throughout the course Independent study Self-evaluation and peer feedback Financing your studies You can take advantage of: Falmouth Flexible Scholarship: Maximum £3,300 per eligible student Alumni discount (15% to Falmouth alumni) Please check application deadlines for scholarships. For more information about these scholarships and other financial assistance, please call us on +44 (0)1223 447713 How to apply For full details of how to apply please visit our website www.flexible.falmouth.ac.uk Submit a copy of your first degree certificate or Level 6 equivalent qualification and your IELTS/TOEFL certificate if English is not your first language Submit a description of your experience, motivations for studying the course, how you believe it will develop your career and aspirations Submit a project proposal which will outline the areas of interest and research objectives that you intend to explore and pursue during the course. All applications are considered on an individual basis. Invitations for online interviews may be made on an evaluation of your application. Late applications may be considered if places are available. Please contact us for FREE advice. Call 0800 5999123 or +44 (0)1223 447713 [-]

Master in Songwriting

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a [+]

Master in Songwriting


This is the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Songwriting. Offered in both attendance-based and distance learning formats, it is aimed at unpublished songwriters wishing to develop their craft to a professional level, and published songwriters wishing to achieve academic accreditation whilst continuing to improve creatively. The course, which is based at the university's Corsham Court campus, will help you to develop a range of critical, practical, communicative, industrial and research-based skills.



During the programme you will learn to:

Comment critically upon your own and others’ material; Examine the musicological and historical roots of your craft; Consider the commercial value of your songs in the marketplace; Rewrite and collaborate; Conduct academic research; Develop technical skills; Create a professional-standard portfolio of your work. ... [-]

Master in Design: Ceramics

Bath Spa University
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Bath

The course is distinctive in offering youMA Design: Ceramics the opportunity to specialise in ceramics as a medium allied to a breadth of possibilities, and establishing negotiated individual [+]

Master in Design: Ceramics

Ceramics aims to develop individual abilities within the subject, whether through practice or historical or theoretical study. Approaches range from sculpture and installation through to studio ceramics and design for products.

The course is distinctive in offering you the opportunity to specialise in ceramics as a medium allied to a breadth of possibilities, and establishing negotiated individual modes of practice.

Course Structure and Content

The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year (3 trimesters) in duration in full-time mode or 6 trimesters in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed projects, while the Master’s Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first 2 modules on the course lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first 4 modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Design: Ceramics.... [-]

MSc Visualisation in Architecture and the Built Environment

The Robert Gordon University
Online Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

This postgraduate course has been developed to enable students to respond to demands of a rapidly changing industry. Those changes are being driven by government strategy, the demands of [+]

This postgraduate course has been developed to enable students to respond to demands of a rapidly changing industry. Those changes are being driven by government strategy, the demands of building information modelling (BIM) and the widespread use of architectural visualisation techniques. The course will allow you to develop a deep understanding of visualisation techniques, their implications for design, construction and collaboration, and the ways in which they will affect your discipline area and working practice in the future. The course contains hands-on experience with a range of software packages, providing a foundation upon which students can develop their ideas and project work. Building on our expertise in a range of visualisation fields, the course contains modules dealing specifically with building information modelling (BIM1 and BIM2), design visualisation, urban visualisation, virtual collaboration and information visualisation. The course culminates in a student-led dissertation or advanced visualisation project. Each module contains a practical introduction to key software and techniques, although it should be stressed that the course emphasis is on application and critical evaluation, rather than on software training. Entry requirements We welcome applicants holding an honours degree in architecture, architectural technology, surveying, engineering, planning or any associated discipline. The course will also be of interest to graduates from a design background, including interior design and product design. Applicants who comply with any of the following criteria should apply: - A good Honours degree in any discipline from a recognised university. - Applicants who do not hold an Honours degree but who have relevant industry experience over a reasonable time period will be considered. - For international students 6.5 IELTS or its equivalent in TOEFL is required. Course Fee All Students - £2400 Stage 1 - £2400 Stage 2 - £1600 Stage 3 All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. [-]

Masters in Screen Studies

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

MA Screen Studies plunges you deep into the latest debates around the function and importance of screen based media within a rapidly-changing media landscape. Drawing on a combination of film and television theory, the Screen Studies master’s degree at Birmingham School of Media, encourages you to actively participate in, and contribute to the development of ideas in the field and to the strong research culture of the school. This media theory geared master’s degree, available on-campus or by distance learning, gives you space to think about the ways in which audiences make sense of media, as well as the formal and aesthetic qualities of media texts, as a way into exploring your own practice or scholarly or media research interests. Convergence Culture The point of departure for MA Screen Studies is what Henry Jenkins famously described as ‘convergence culture.’ Increasingly, audiences watch television online, through mobile or tablet devices, and access movies through a range of platforms and formats, cinema being just one. The ability to make and broadcast video has begun to change the ways in which we understand the relationships between producers and consumers. Media convergence is about much more than technological change, and in this master’s degree you will explore new ways of thinking about production, distribution and consumption of screen-based media and our relationship to it. Key Facts The Screen Studies MA reflects the changing nature of the media industries and the need for postgraduate study to cross disciplinary boundaries. The master’s degree is a mix of theory and practice, determined by you. You will be actively involved in assessment design; you produce the work that you want to be assessed. The MA course is adaptable and designed to reflect your individual interests and needs. You'll be taught by a team of highly active academic researchers and media practitioners. [+]

Entry Requirements

Anyone undertaking this course must possess an upper second class bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area. Previous study in Film, Media and or Cultural Studies or professional experience would be an advantage. We particularly welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with some professional or production experience. We therefore accredit prior experiential learning.



Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments.... [-]