Research course

Fine Art

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Cambridge School of Art
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area.

PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Our research degree will allow you to explore your own interests in the area of fine art, supported by the expertise of our staff at Cambridge School of Art.

Informed by your particular discipline, you’ll critically contextualise your work, clarifying both theoretical and practical research-based enquiries, and producing distinctive contributions to the research field.

You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of contemporary fine art, including recent issues in painting and the expanded field of contemporary practice; objects, installation and the virtual; interdisciplinary work with sound and video; performance art practices and their relationship to liveness and documentation; the interdisciplinary nature of printmaking; and landscape, mapping and ambulatory practices.

At Cambridge School of Art, you’ll be part of a vibrant and growing community of researchers at PhD level. We provide various research forums that accentuate the discursive and interdisciplinary nature of research, including the Fine Art Research Unit (FARU), which holds regular seminars and informal presentations for postgraduate and research students, and the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE).

At our FARU sessions you can present your work-in-progress, as well as hearing staff-led papers and engaging in discussions on our current research and related topics. You’ll benefit from our strong links with institutions in the UK and abroad, including Kettle's Yard, Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and the Cambridgeshire Film Consortium; Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Camberwell College of Arts and Central St Martins in London; ERBA Valence and ENSA Bourges, France. You’ll also have access to many exhibition and conference opportunities.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
01245 686868, International: +441245 686868