A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants to this course will be required to attend interview and display a portfolio of work for assessment. Applicants resident outside of mainland UK only may submit a portfolio electronically. See our website for more details.
Months of entry
Prepare for a career as a practicing artist. Independently develop your art practice, research skills and critical thinking, with support from experienced practitioners. Test out your ideas in a professional environment and gain invaluable experience of exhibiting, curation and collaboration.
This course will allow you to investigate a range of contemporary approaches and practices in contemporary fine art practice, from painting, sculpture, and printmaking, to photography, video, digital media, installation, sound and performance.
You’ll spend much of your time on independent research and practice, but you’ll also learn about recent theories, contexts and practices in lectures, seminars and one-to-one tutorials.
We’ll give you the chance to test out your ideas within a professional environment and context, and to pick up important transferable skills for your career through peer group and individual presentations and critiques, exhibiting, exhibition curation and critical writing.
You’ll be supported by lecturers who are also experienced practising artists, so you’ll not only have access to artists working across many disciplines at the forefront of contemporary art practice, but you’ll receive invaluable advice and direction for your future career.
Information for international students
IELTS at level 6.5, or equivalent. International applicants are encouraged to host portfolios online providing us with the URL or submit in pdf format by email attached. CD or hardcopy formats by post to our International Admissions Office are acceptable but please note that these cannot be returned to applicants.