Taught course

Fine Art

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education 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

Transform and refine your fine art or printmaking practice and professional approach as an artist. Extend your practical, contextual and research skills in a constructive, discursive and critical environemnt.

The programme reflects the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary art practice/s, facilitating the exploration of a range of approaches, including, but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, moving image, digital media, installation, sound, performance, social and collaborative practice. You may choose to work across these media, or to specialise within a particular discipline, supported by our dedicated facilities in the Printroom, 3D/sculpture workshops and Futures Lab. You will also have access to photography darkrooms, digital computer suites and media resources for video production and digital imaging.

The facilities within our specialist Printmaking Workshop in particular, along with those in the new Futures Lab, offer access to both traditional and emerging processes, including relief and intaglio printing, screen-printing, plate lithography, photo-based, digital media and 3D printing. These will enable you to engage with the histories of information and technological media as well as with contemporary approaches to reproducibility and the mediated image within the expanded field of print.

Similarly, our facilities in the 3D workshop and Annexe support traditional and new directions in contemporary artistic approaches in the uses of different materials, including wood, metals, clay, plaster, mould-making, laser cutting and related machinery, equipment and hand tools.

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
£9,300 (full-time per year)
International students
£18,600 (full-time per year)

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
+44 (0)1245 686868