Taught course

Fine Art

Institution
Glasgow School of Art · Fine Art
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMFA

Entry requirements

Good honours degree in Fine Art, or equivalent. Candidates are considered on the following elements of their application:

  • Portfolio, Personal statement, References, Previous relevant
  • experience, Interview

Months of entry

September

Course content

A two-year, multidisciplinary programme: both of these fundamental facts are significant. A two-year programme of study offers students an extraordinary opportunity to analyse their studio practice in depth, and to modify, develop and secure it accordingly. The multidisciplinary context also ensures that such developments are protected against narrowly defined ambitions.

MFA students learn from, and contribute to, the delivery of the programme curriculum, the experiences of their peers, and the wider art community based within the city of Glasgow. Within this situation a premium is placed upon independence, originality, initiative and enterprise.

Students develop their own working practices in order to explore and advance their own specific interests and academic agendas. Such interests usually take the form of a combination of formal, technical, thematic and theoretical concerns. Students are also encouraged to explore their practices in relation to wider cultural, theoretical and historical contexts by means of individual research activity. Regular tutorial support from MFA core teaching team and a wide range of visiting lecturers (e.g. artists, critics, curators) allows students the opportunity to discuss their work with experts, and critical feedback is also available by means of regular group critiques.

Students operating at postgraduate level are expected to demonstrate increasing levels of independence and 'ownership' in relation to their learning experience. The overwhelming majority of MFA students are allocated their own private studio space, and this space serves as the focal point of their studies. It is not only the place where work is produced, but it is also the place where professional working practices and operational discipline are learned. In this focused environment of the studio, each MFA student learns how to organise and structure their working patterns in order to prepare themselves - both intellectually and practically - for the life of a practising artist.

Information for international students

An IETS of 6.0 is required.

Fees and funding

Please see the website for more details.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
4 months

PGDip

full time
8 months

MFA

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Kara Fogg
Email
k.fogg@gsa.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 141 353 4798