It is an invitation to students to join a research project that’s exploring and defining what art is in the digital age.
“The course is really well structured, but also includes much flexibility to explore in many directions. This is both exciting and a danger for some artists. Set yourself some goals and time limits. The two years of the course goes by very quickly.”
MA Fine Art Digital student 2014
Whatever your art specialism, the online space allows you to question fine art practice in a digital context.
- Flexible online interactive learning: The course is delivered online with students from across the world. The structure and timescale allow for a particular pace of development. It gives time for risk-taking and reflection in your practice as well as balancing other life and work commitments. Through self-organised practice and student-led initiatives, the course will help you to build a sustainable practice.
- Tried-and-tested model: Established in 2004, this course initially ran at Camberwell College of Arts, pioneering a highly effective model for building an online community. As part of a small group of students, you will learn together in a challenging and rewarding setting, supported by award-winning staff. Recent graduates from the course have won numerous awards and commissions, including the Aspen Art Award and ARTIQ Graduate Art Prize.
- Personal project: The curriculum is designed to foreground your individual practice and study. You will define and develop your own project to combine your skills, experience and interests, focusing on issues that are relevant to a particular group or audience.
- Theory and practice: Our aim is to integrate theory and practice, ensuring that you develop your potential in relation to a clear question, context and methodology. With a research-oriented, interdisciplinary and socially engaged ethos, we focus on innovation and developing deeply a reflective art practice.
On this course, we place emphasis on creating a supportive but challenging space for investigating your creative practice. Since 2004, the online environment for learning has proved to be highly effective. The course has a track record of innovative teaching and its flexible structure is designed for widely accessible learning, allowing students to engage from incredibly diverse settings. This offers students the enriching experience of collectively exploring what art is in a digital environment. Whatever media you are investigating, the opportunities afforded by the online space are broad and exciting.
The diversity evident in a group of students spread across the world, adds significantly to the richness of the course. Students have studied online from Canada to Cambodia, Peru to Philippines, Saudi Arabia to South Korea.
This course began in 2004 at Camberwell College of Arts, however in 2020 they decided to close the course but the great news is that it is now based at Central Saint Martins, which is also part of University of the Arts London.