Visual Practice MA

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The total service fee for this program:

€ 499

Pre payment for this program:

€ 99

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€ 399



This Masters will enable you to develop your personal visual practice and follow your own interests and aspirations. You’ll follow a chosen pathway for the duration of your MA study, with the option to be awarded with one of the following:

  • MA Visual Practice: Contemporary Fine Art
  • MA Visual Practice: Photography
  • MA Visual Practice: Glass
  • MA Visual Practice: Ceramics

We do not have a ‘house style’, instead you will be encouraged and supported to uncover your own focus through independent creativity. You’ll improve your technical ability through expert support, using our excellent facilities, and develop academic skills in research and communication.

You’ll work alongside a diverse range of established artists, theorists, writers, curators and specialist technicians to develop your practice and professional career, and you’ll meet, share practice and collaborate with staff and peers from a variety of disciplines as part of the MA Visual Practice community.

Why us?

  • Complete personal development projects focused on your practice – allowing you to push the boundaries of creativity and prepare you for a future in employment, enterprise or further study
  • We will support you to acquire advanced and versatile analytical, critical and production skills, underpinned by relevant understanding of professional contexts and requirements, so enhancing your ability to succeed in your creative career after you graduate
  • You will be taught by research-active artists, creatives and academics immersed in their field, with extensive knowledge of theory and practice. All exhibit nationally and internationally and are well networked in their subject areas across the globe


  • See how artists live, work and thrive through our Creative Lives talks programme, bringing you into contact with PhD students, artists and creative entrepreneurs
  • Apply for the Robson Art & Design Masters award, a £1,000 cash scholarship designed to support students studying MA Visual Practice or MA Design
  • Apply for the Richard Lynn Studham Scholarship, a £2,000 cash scholarship designed to support students studying MA Visual Practice: Ceramics
  • Our postgraduate Creative arts and design courses are ranked 1st (of 14 institutions, 52 respondents) for Assessment and Resources (PTES, 2020)

Course structure

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters requires a higher level of independent working.

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods and you will have high levels of contact with tutors who give regular feedback and support. Our aim is to provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment where emerging ideas and strategies can be tested and debated with reference to appropriate professional contexts and challenges. The teaching emphasis will therefore be on encouraging self-reliance, sustainability and personal creative responsibility through lectures, seminars, workshops and peer reviews, supported by group and individual tutorials. This is supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and creative industry backgrounds.

Part-time students will study alongside full-time students in the daytime.


Career opportunities

Many recent Sunderland graduates are now working as independent self-employed artists and are successful practitioners around the world, while some have moved on to teaching in schools and lecturing positions at universities. Others have chosen to move into other areas, including jewellery, architecture, interior design, engineering, photography, painting and sculpture.

During the course we encourage you to gain creative industry experience which will enhance your skills, build up a valuable network of contacts and boost your employability. This experience can take the form of working on live commissions, entering competitions and exhibiting work in public exhibitions. We also have the Digital Incubator Unit and the Enterprise Place who can offer assistance for you to start your own business or freelance practice.

Creative industry links

The University has close links with arts organisations including Arts Council England, the BALTIC, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) York, National Association for Ceramics in Higher Education (NACHE), Equal Arts, The Biscuit Factory, Tyne and Wear Museums Service and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).

We also have international links in USA, China, Czech Republic and Australia.

Entry requirements

We usually require applicants to hold an honours degree in an art or design discipline. We may also consider applicants who have relevant experience and who can demonstrate their suitability for the course.

Please prepare a portfolio of artwork which shows your interests and what you have done so far. We are not looking for perfection as we appreciate you may be still developing your practice. 

Your portfolio should be a PowerPoint presentation (preferable for applicants interested in the photography route), ZIP file or links to websites or videos and can include:

  • A variety of art and design work – we would like to see a range of styles and techniques
  • Work completed in or outside of your studies
  • Photographic works
  • Ideas in sketchbooks/scrapbooks
  • Photographs of 3D work in any medium
  • Work in progress

We suggest between 10-20 slides/images would be sufficient. 


If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.

Pearson Test of English Academic

You need an overall score of 59 with no less than 59 in each skill.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

You need grade C or above.

Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)

You need grade C or above.




26 January 2022 – UCAS deadline

Applications for all UCAS Undergraduate courses, except those with a 15 October deadline, should arrive at UCAS by 6pm on 26 January 2022. This is the ‘equal consideration’ deadline, which means course providers must consider all applications received by this time equally. 

25 February 2022 – UCAS Extra opens

If you’ve used all five choices, and you’re not holding any offers, you can add another choice using Extra.

19 May 2022 – University decision deadline

If you applied by 26 January and you’re still awaiting a decision from one of your choices, we have until today to decide whether we’re making you an offer. Any choices that are still outstanding after this will be made unsuccessful.

9 June 2022 – Deadline to reply to offers

If you receive all your university decisions by 19 May, you must reply to any offers by today (except if you are using Extra to find a place), otherwise they’ll be declined.

30 June 2022 – Final day to make an application to five universities

You can still apply with up to five choices until 6pm today. After this, your application will automatically be entered into Clearing. 

4 July 2022 – Final day to apply for a course in Extra 

This is the last day to add an Extra option to your 2022 application. If you don’t hold any offers after this, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing. 




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The university offers three different student residential buildings, all of which are within walking distance from the university campuses. All students that are residing in these buildings can take advantage of the free transport that the university offers. What is more, all the dorms are equipped with facilities like fridge, Shower, toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, bed Wardrobe, Washbasin and mirror, as well as car parking and bicycle storage.
The first student residence of the university is called Scotia Quay that costs up to £95.50 per week. Each room is suitable for up to 5 students. the second one is named Panns Bank costs about £77.79 a week and is also suitable for families of four. Lastly, Clanny House also costs around £77.79 per week and is suitable for couples as well as single students.

After Graduation

All the students have the opportunity to seek help from The Careers and Employability Service, a team dedicated to helping students find proper and suitable employment either during or after their education.
Students are encouraged to take on part-time vocational roles in order to gain perspective on the reality of the labor market and also earn extra cash. As a matter of fact, the university helps and guides them during this process. It helps students find part-time jobs that do not impact their studies or temporary jobs that can be done during vacations and breaks. Students also have the chance to take part in paid or unpaid internships and job placements that are related to their field of study.
The Careers and Employability Service also helps students with finding employment after graduation. They help students with the resumes, CVs, job applications and job interviews.


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Visual Practice MA


Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sunderland in England

United Kingdom

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