Entry requirements

You’ll need a good first degree in Fine Art or its equivalent, and a good working knowledge of Fine Art contexts and relevant practice-based methodologies and skills articulated in your portfolio and a personal statement. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Advance your creative potential and develop your work to professional exhibiting level.
  • Taught by practicing artists of national and international standing.
  • Permanent individual studio spaces (for full-time students) and excellent technical expertise and support.

The aim of the course is to examine and critically engage with the practice of art making. It is designed to stimulate and influence individuals to develop independent language in Fine Art through critical, ambitious and disciplined studio practice. The course structure facilitates and actively supports a broad range of activities (from painting to live art) with the aim of questioning and articulating historical and contemporary art contexts and practices.

The MAFA is a studio based programme, supported by excellent facilities and workshops and taught by nationally and internationally renowned practicing artists whose experience and knowledge of the subject facilitates a dynamic, dialogue-based learning environment.

Fine Art graduates have worked and exhibited nationally and internationally, and established successful fine art practices.

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


full time
4 months
part time
9 months

Further details of qualification

PGCert (full-time one trimester or part-time two trimesters); PGDip (full-time two trimesters or part-time four trimesters); MFA (full-time one year of 45 weeks or part-time two years of 90 weeks)


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Creative work70

Course contact details

01225 876180