Edinburgh College of Art, through the University of Edinburgh, offers both taught postgraduate degrees and higher degrees by research.
Our taught postgraduate degrees in Contemporary Art have been consolidated to bring together media-and-methods based disciplines that include the established plastic arts of sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, audio/video and new media.
The programme also encompasses approaches to practice that are not media-specific, including intermedia, time-based arts, performance, installation, public art, artwriting, criticism, curating and related methods.
You may choose to combine these elements in a variety of ways or to concentrate on exploring and developing a single area of practice, such as Painting or Sculpture.
All the Art taught postgraduate programmes are intended as a means of developing creative practice, although most contain elements of critical theory and discussion which will help students to define their individual approach.
For more information on our taught postgraduate programmes in Contemporary Art please see MA/MFA Contemporary Art in the Graduate School.
For more information about how to apply to any of the taught postgraduate programmes please see the How to apply section in the Graduate School.
Research degrees are based on independent study determined by proposals for research projects submitted by candidates. Such projects can be fully theoretical.
However, when appropriate, applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that challenge and expand traditional approaches to research in creative practice and design, via innovative theoretical and/or practice-led methodologies.
For more information please see Research Degrees in the ECA Postgraduate Office.
There are numerous awards, scholarships, and funds available at the University of Edinburgh. Some of these are general, whereas others are tied to specific subject areas or projects.
This article was published on Sep 6, 2013