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Participating Universities

Camberwell College of Arts, UAL

Course Director:
Jonathan Kearney
Course:
MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital
Location:
London, UK

University of the Arts London is Europe's largest specialist arts and design university and Camberwell College of Arts uniquely offers a Master’s program in Fine Art Digital exploring what art is in a digital environment.

At Camberwell College of Arts, a unique studio culture offers students the freedom and support to explore their individual creativity using facilities that embrace both traditional craftsmanship and the latest digital technology.

Camberwell's courses help students develop their own ideas, through making work and encouraging open dialogue with the college's expert staff and wealth of connections in the creative industries.

Many of Camberwell's graduates have gone on to gain international prominence within their chosen field, with the College's alumni including Jody Barton, Gillian Carnegie, Alice Hawkins, Junko Mori, Kate Moross, Gregor Muir, Matthew Stone and United Visual Artists Creative Director Matthew Clark.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Director:
Mick Grierson
Course:
MA/MFA Computational Arts
Location:
London, UK

The Computational Arts masters programme at Goldsmiths is taught within the Goldsmiths Digital Studios, a centre for experimentation in new digital forms of art. Students are taught current techniques in creative coding and physical computing by professional artists, and use code, networks and electronics as primary methods for art-making.

Their students have gone on to work with leading media artists and arts agencies including Greyworld, Christian Marclay, United Visual Artists, Allofus and Helicar & Lewis.

Goldsmiths' environment is highly interdisciplinary, and has been designed to enable students to develop individual and collaborative artistic practices, computational skills, and conceptual frameworks in order that they can shape their use and understanding of new technologies and cultural practices at the highest level. The program is underpinned by relevant technical, theoretical and historical background, encouraging students to mediate between the worlds of visual, sonic, performance and relational / interactive art, technology and computer science.

Goldsmiths is recognised as a leading institution in the creative arts, with alumni including seven Turner Prize winners and recipients of Oscars, Mercury Music prizes, Ivor Novellos and BAFTAS.

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London College of Communication, UAL

Course:
MA Graphic Moving Image
Location:
London, UK

London College of Communication is a pioneering world leader in design and media education. The College works at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments to prepare students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future.

The LCC experience is all about learning by doing. Students are taught by an inspiring community of experienced academics get their hands dirty developing creative skills in outstanding technical spaces. Facilities are industry standard and include photographic and television studios, darkrooms, gallery spaces, broadcast and printing studios and newsrooms.

LCC Students are often commissioned to work on live briefs for major companies such as Nike, The National Trust and Nokia, and graduates go on to inform the future of the creative field - our alumni include award‑winning filmmakers, journalists, broadcasters, designers and photographers.

The College is also proud to house a selection of famous archives. From filmmaker Stanley Kubrick to graphic designer Tom Eckersley, these are invaluable tools for teaching, learning and research.

The range of courses offered at LCC reflects the breadth of expertise found within the most diverse creative agency - journalism, advertising, PR and publishing, photography, film, television and sound, communications and media, graphic communication, spatial communication, design cultures and interactive and visual communication - they're all there in one place.

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Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

Head of Graduate Fine Art Media:
Jayne Parker
Course:
MA/MFA Fine Art Media
Location:
London, UK

The Slade School of Fine Art approaches the practice of contemporary art and the history and theories that inform it in an experimental, research-oriented and imaginative way. An art school with a world leading reputation, the Slade makes a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art both nationally and internationally.

The Slade has a lively and dynamic studio-led research culture. All studio staff are practising artists with significant exhibition profiles, actively involved in research as well as teaching. Expertise covers a broad spectrum of interests with individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary research taking many forms. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 70% of the department's research activity was recognized as being in the top two categories of 4* ('world leading') or 3* ('internationally excellent') confirming the Slade as one of the country's leading university departments for research in Fine Art.

As part of UCL, London's Global University and one of the leading research universities in the world, there are many opportunities for Slade students and staff to develop collaborative projects and interdisciplinary research initiatives both within UCL and beyond.

Slade alumni go on to achieve a high level of international recognition and success and account for many leading figures in the international art world including a large number of Turner Prize winners and nominees. Slade alumni are also responsible for developing a wide range of artist-led initiatives world-wide. Some have become leading academics and researchers in universities throughout the world as well as taking on roles in other related aspects of art research such as curation and museum and gallery management, while others have made significant impact in roles within the creative industries both nationally and internationally.

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