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University of the Highlands and Islands MA in Art and Social Practice
University of the Highlands and Islands

MA in Art and Social Practice

2 Years


Full time, Part time

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Sep 2024

GBP 9,990 / per year *

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* Scottish: £5,256 | Rest of UK: £7,020 | International: £9,990


What is special about this course?

Are you committed to a career in an art practice that creatively engages with your community? If so, the MA Art and Social Practice is ideal.

Artists in the 21st century increasingly find themselves working in participatory settings where skills in creative and social engagement are essential. This programme addresses these changing needs and facilitates a shift in thinking away from conventional ideas about where art practices are located and how work is disseminated.

The course offers focused provision enabling you to develop an appropriate level of knowledge and research to inform practical work, together with the critical and analytical processes and technical skills required to effectively deliver a project in the public domain.

Special features

  • Taught by an interdisciplinary team of artists and specialists from social anthropology, social and collaborative art practices, and sculpture, who work across a range of local, national and international contexts, from urban centres to remote and small communities

  • You will have the option to meet in real life during the annual Winter School located in rotating locations in the Highlands and Islands

  • In the final stage of the module, you will choose your mentor from local, national, or international specialists

  • You will meet leading figures in the field, from Scotland, the rest of the UK, and internationally, through the annual Virtual Symposium, visiting Lecturers and guest speakers



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