Taught course

Fine Art

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Prepare for a career as a professional artist. Independently develop your practical work, research skills and critical thinking, with support from our experienced staff and visiting artists. Test out your ideas in a professional environment and gain invaluable experience of exhibiting, curation and collaboration.

  • Gain invaluable experience of exhibiting, curation and collaboration
  • Follow careers in museum and gallery management, public arts projects, artist in residence schemes
  • Benefit from links with local art organisations
  • Engage with debates about contemporary art practice with artists and staff
  • Study in Cambridge, with its many galleries and exhibition spaces, and just a quick train journey from London

Our Master’s course will allow you to investigate a range of approaches used in fine art, from painting, sculpture, and printmaking, to more contemporary media such as photography, video, digital media, installation, sound and performance.

You will spend much of your time working and researching independently - but you will also learn about recent theories, contexts and practices in lectures, seminars and one-to-one tutorials.

We will give you the chance to test out your ideas in a professional environment, and to pick up important transferable skills for your career through group and individual presentations and critiques, exhibiting, curation and critical writing.

Here at Cambridge School of Art, you will be supported by lecturers who are themselves experienced artists. So as well as having access to artists who are working across many disciplines at the forefront of contemporary art practice, you will receive invaluable advice and direction for your future career.

Course Leader: Dr Veronique Chance.

You might also be interested in our MA Printmaking.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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