Our postgraduate programmes combine artistic flair and creativity with teamwork and a business-like, client-focused approach – and our teaching includes all of these strands. Be inspired and expand your talents while we introduce you to essential knowledge, skills and practices. We’re at the cutting edge of teaching and learning, and we’ve high expectations of you.
|Continuous Professional Development in the Cultural and Creative Industries||PgCert||No||Yes||View course|
|Digital Arts and Design||MA||Yes||Yes||View course|
|Fine Art||MA||Yes||Yes||View course|
|Future Design||MA||Yes||Yes||View course|
The international team of academic staff and visiting tutors are all practitioners with specialised knowledge in the distinct fields of their interest. They exhibit, curate, publish, and present at venues around the world - allowing you to learn from the most contemporary and dynamic research and practice available. Study visits abroad (most recently to Prague, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and New York) and connections further afield assure that you have endless possibilities to frame and understand your work and the potential to set up expansive networks of practice.
You also have unrivalled access to mima, to work on collaborations, self-authored studio projects and with the curators.
And you are supported by direct study opportunities with over 20 visiting artists, curators and theorists a year.
A student-centred and rigorous approach to teaching and learning means that we work alongside you to develop challenging and important projects that will guide your artistic practice to the next level.
Each MA programme enables you to explore and innovate in the context of professional awareness. There are opportunities to undertake projects in partnership with professional clients working in the public realm, gaining experience of current business practices. Our students also present their art works and designs in public exhibitions at client-sponsored events.
An impressive range of equipment and facilities supports each programme. Most learning and teaching takes place in spacious and flexible studios, well supported by extensive digital resources and a wide range of industry-standard software. Our new buildings provide superb purpose-built teaching facilities, with dedicated postgraduate studios for students working in fine art and design. We offer facilities for printmaking, photography, woodworking, metal, glass, plastics, laser cutting, 3D printing and scanning, all enhanced by excellent technical support.
We offer full-time or part-time research degree opportunities at master of philosophy (MPhil) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) level in a wide range of subject areas.
Areas of interest include:
There are close links with the Northern Region Film and Television Archive, the Centre for Local Historical Research and with the postgraduate programmes in history and heritage.