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MA Artists’ Film

This intensively taught MA is designed for artists using film, video and moving image who want to develop their practice and their networks to a level that enables them to work within the professional art world.

  • Art

MFA in Curating

The programme is designed for students who wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and who wish to develop their professional practice in this area.

  • Art

MFA in Fine Art

This MFA, described as one of the most influential MFA programmes in the world, subjects art-making to critical scrutiny. Artists on the programme strengthen the motivation, self-reflection and ambition of their practice and its leading ideas.

  • Curating & the Arts, Art

MPhil & PhD in Art

Our research programmes are designed for artists who would like to explore and develop their understanding of their practice, and in so doing to contribute to the wider cultural context through original critical work.

  • Art

MPhil & PhD in Curating

Our research programmes are designed for curators who would like to explore and develop their understanding of their practice, and in so doing to contribute to the wider cultural context through original critical work.

  • Curating & the Arts, Art

Why study Art at Goldsmiths? 

We're committed to the idea that contemporary art is best taught through direct contact with artists, curators and writers, and our graduates develop careers shaped by their critical engagement with cutting edge artistic practice and research in these areas.

Staff in the Department of Art are skilled in innovative teaching and produce work that is exhibited and published internationally on a regular basis. Nine specialist research laboratories integrating traditional processes and new technologies, facilitate experimentation in digital media, fine art printmaking, photography, casting, metal, woodwork, stitch & fabric, print & dye and constructed textiles. 

All students have access to our state-of-the-art laboratories and to their own studio space.

Goldsmiths has been ranked 12th in the world and 4th in the UK for art in the UK in the QS World University Rankings by subject (2015).

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"I am constantly surprised by the dedication and talent of my peers, the commitment to political integrity and radical research."

"Since the second year of my BA in Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, I was enticed by the notion of coming to Goldsmiths to do a MFA. This predilection was grounded on little knowledge: Goldsmiths in my mind was this mythical place that saw only a handful of South African artists as alumni. It was only during 2011, as a postgraduate student and a part-time lecturer in Visual Studies, that I started to earnestly research Goldsmiths, New Cross and London, a venture that at times seemed overwhelming for someone who had not been in the UK before, and who knew that any future plans would be subject to scholarships.

The experience of now attending Goldsmiths, and having a studio in the Laurie Grove Baths, is still tinged with the surreal ­– I am constantly surprised by the dedication and talent of my peers, the commitment to political integrity, radical research, and the drive to find fresh cultural articulations."