CSVPA Graduate School teaches a range of MA programmes delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK.


The CSVPA Graduate School teaches a range of MA programmes delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK, offering students exciting industry connected courses that enhance the skills of art and design and develop their ambitions within the cultural and creative industries. 

For students who have completed an Art & Design degree outside of the UK and are looking to come to the UK to study a Master’s in the same or related art and design discipline, we offer Graduate Diploma and Pre-Masters Art and Design courses.  

All CSVPA MA courses are taught at our Graduate School in Cambridge and a validated by Falmouth University. 



CSVPA Master’s courses are delivered in partnership with Hearst Magazines UK (publishers of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire magazines and more). This partnership gives students unparalleled access to experienced professionals who impart invaluable insights into what it is to work in modern creative industries.  

Every year students attend talks with Hearst UK and partake in a specifically designed project, where they are set a creative brief and then present their work to a panel of Hearst UK staff. This year, students who best respond to the brief are engaged by Hearst UK to further develop their ideas on a project with real-world outcomes. There are further opportunities for a number of outstanding CSVPA Master’s students to gain internships at Hearst UK as a result of this process.  


All students on our MA programmes have access to a wide range of resources to support their studies and the hybrid nature of contemporary practice across art and design including: 

  • Industry-standard software including Adobe Creative Cloud, Maxon Cinema 4D.
  • Photography studios and access to a wet darkroom.
  • Digital Media Suite and technical support.
  • Wood, Metal, and Ceramics 3D workshops and technical support.
  • Drawing studio.
  • Prototype Lab (including 3D printer and laser-cutter).
  • Industrial sewing machines and technical support from garment technicians. 
  • Gerber technology.
  • Academic Skills Advisor (available for group and 1:1 tutorials).


In addition to facilities and expertise offered at CSVPA, students have been supported to collaborate with technology experts in Cambridge including engineers at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Makespace, as well as local digital printing industries. 


The CSVPA Graduate Centre is a dedicated space for students studying MA, Graduate Diploma and Pre-Master’s courses. Located in its own specialised building just two-minutes from the river Cam, the graduate centre features a large open plan studio space, iMac workstations, a photography studio with a backdrop, a photography lab and a specialised fashion studio.