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MA Cities at Central Saint Martins

The MA Cities course at Central Saint Martins equips students with practical and theoretical skills to successfully navigate the complex questions posed by urban environments.

School: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL)
Course: MA Cities
Location: online and in London, United Kingdom
Course dates: starts September 2024, with a duration of two years (60 weeks) extended full-time
Application deadline: round one, 13 December 2023 at 1 pm (UK time); round two, 3 April 2024 at 1 pm (UK time)

MA Cities explores creative approaches to city-making. Through an enquiry-led approach, the course challenges conventions of urban development, regeneration and place-making and provides a platform for generating and implementing new forms of civic practice.

MA Cities asks you to navigate complex and dynamic scenarios using creativity and originality to address city-making challenges.

MA Cites understands cities, towns and other dense urban settlements as collaborative and contested spaces – created through interactions between various participants and stakeholders.

The course engages in collaboration and knowledge exchange with a wide range of art, design and architectural practices, external partners and organisations, using London as a test bed.

You will be immersed in professional contexts of public sector and urban practice through direct engagement with local governments, regeneration agencies, creative and spatial practitioners.

You will engage with theoretical and practice-orientated approaches, political and ethical positions and a range of scales and methods of city-making.

You will critically reflect upon your own forms of urban practice, and develop new modes of research into critical practices, urban policy, governance and the urban economy, through creative collaboration and experimentation.

MA Cities will encourage you to develop an individual position, agenda and methodology, to inform your future urban practice.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image is by Central Saint Martins.

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