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Master's courses – University of Reading

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  • MA Creative Enterprise

    A multidisciplinary programme, drawing on academic expertise from across the University

  • 150 years of heritage

    Our master's programme is the longest established Master's in Fine Art in the UK

  • Purpose-built facilities

    including a cinema, three theatres, a suite of cutting rooms, sound editing facilities and more

  • Connections world-wide

    Links to design institutions all over the world

Master's courses

Collaborate with, and learn from, a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of high-profile international artists, academics and practitioners, whose talents span the creative sector, and thrive in our enterprising and vibrant postgraduate community.

Arts & Communication Design at Reading offers postgraduate students a creative environment where they can draw upon the expertise of a wide range of experts and benefit from versatile facilities. You're not just joining a single department but a whole community of artists, curators, film-makers,  graphic communicators, theatre-makers, theorists, and writers.

Alongside our passionate academics, the multidisciplinary School of Arts & Communication Design offers purpose-built facilities, to inspire you and help you to maximise your potential. Facilities include art studios with 24-hour access, a whole host of theatre, film and television spaces and post-production suites, and access to unrivalled collections and archives which hold items of national importance.

Creative Enterprise

The MA Creative Enterprise is a truly multidisciplinary programme, drawing upon academic expertise from the world-renowned Henley Business School and the School of Law as well as Arts & Communication Design.

An essential qualification for those wishing to succeed as a creative entrepreneur or a freelance practitioner, the MA Creative Enterprise enables you to build your skills as a practitioner, learn more about the legal and financial aspects of the arts, and develop a critically informed knowledge of the creative sector.

Typography & Graphic Communication

Taught by leading experts, our master's courses provide you with high-level academic skills and greatly enhanced career opportunities. 


Established in 1968, our MA Fine Art programme was the first master's of fine art in the UK.  Delivered by international artists, the MA Fine Art focuses on exhibitions and professional practice.

"For me, the most important part of the course is its international scope. There has been a whole range of opportunities where we have had the chance to go abroad and learn from other people. My course at Reading has not only taught me to be an aspiring artist, but also how to be a professional practitioner ready for the demands of the industry."

Adam Stead, MFA Fine Art


We are delighted to offer a range of scholarships to master's students applying for September 2019 entry. We are offering five scholarships of £3,000 each for international students and five scholarships of £1,500 each for UK students, across all master's courses in the School of Arts & Communication Design.

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The quickest and easiest way to apply for one of our master's courses is through our online application service.

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