Application Information

Application Information

Student applicants meeting the recommended requirements (or equivalent) will be invited for interview in either March April or September.  The Education Committee looks for self-motivated, committed applicants, presenting a comprehensive portfolio showing observational drawing in all areas and life-drawing in particular. Examples of medical or scientific artwork may be included but are not essential.

 

The Programme starts in October. Seminars are held in London. There are three terms per year and three seminars per term. Additionally there are workshops and an annual conference, attendance at each of which is an essential part of the course.

Successful candidates will receive further details of the course and all necessary information upon acceptance.

 

(Unless otherwise indicated) all students must successfully complete the initial short comprehensive drawing foundation programme which is an important element of this course and precedes the main body of coursework of this postgraduate programme in medical art.

 

Assessments take place twice each year at the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Barbers, where the Examining Board views and marks completed work.

 

The course can be completed within two years with assessments and final examination and it is recommended that the course is completed within a maximum of three years.

 

Seminars

Seminars are held from 10:30 to 17:00

It is expected that students will attend all seminars, workshops and the annual MAA conference.

 

MAA Fees and Expenses

For academic year commencing October 2017:

Enrolment fee £500

Seminars £335 per term

 

Students offered a place on the course are required to pay the Enrolment fee on acceptance.

There are three terms per year and three seminars per term. The seminar fee is due on or before the first date of each term.  All fees are non-returnable.

The Medical Artists’ Educational Trust reserves the right to revise fees when necessary.

 

All students are responsible for their own travel expenses to attend seminars, workshops and the annual conference. Students also need to make sufficient financial allowances for cost of materials, reference books, research commitments and computer equipment.

 

Payment

All payments and cheques are to be made payable to the Medical Artists’ Education Trust in pounds sterling (GBP), for all students whether UK-based or overseas.

 

The Annual MAA Student membership is a separate fee, made payable separately to the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain.

Admission Requirements

Education

General education to A-level standard

Honours degree in the field of Art or Design or Higher National Diploma incorporating scientific illustration, preceded by a Foundation year.  Science applicants will be assessed by portfolio at interview.

Entry to the MAET Postgraduate programme is by formal application and interview.

Students need to be self-motivated, with a keen interest in the subject, a comprehensive portfolio showing competent drawing skills, including life-drawing, colour work, media skills and sketchbooks.

For a PDF copy of this information please use this link MAETApplicationForms and Admission Information2017

Interview Portfolio Requirements

Compulsory pieces comprise a minimum of 20 examples of recent artwork including the following categories:

  • General
  • Colour
  • Design
  • 10 life-drawings
General observational drawing

Realistic drawings taken from direct personal observation, demonstrating draughtsmanship in rendering form, tonal values, light and shade, texture, proportion, perspective; and ability to render detail.

Colour

Examples of accomplished use of watercolour or other paint or mixed media should be included, demonstrating ability to understand colour theory and creation of form, tone and texture.

Graphic design

Design integrating artwork, images, information graphics and typography, as appropriate for intended audience.

Life drawing

A minimum of ten figure studies, drawn from observation of a model, demonstrating advanced observational skills. At least three studies are to be full-figure poses, some hand and feet studies, either in line, monochrome or colour.

All subjects must be rendered from direct observation, not photographic reference.  It is not necessary to include medical or scientific subjects. Artwork may be a combination of digital and traditional methods. Sketchbooks to be included.

Personal Statement

All applicants are to include a short personal statement with their portfolio.

Additional pieces

Additional examples of artwork may be included for example, digital artwork, sculpture and 3D representations (quality prints are acceptable), printed materials and photography.  Additional subject areas could include: botanical, biological, or other scientific illustrations.  No slides.

Occasionally candidates may be asked to re-submit their portfolio with additional artwork.

Application Procedure

Application forms, course information and interview dates are available at the links below.

Application may be made at any time during the year however applications and supporting documents must be received no later than two weeks in advance of the next advertised interview date.  Candidates qualifying for consideration will be invited to interview and portfolio review of their original artwork. Candidates will receive written notification of the Committee’s decision within two weeks.

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