Taught course

Master of Fine Art

Glasgow School of Art · Fine Art

Entry requirements

Good honours degree in Fine Art, or equivalent academic award in a related subject or prior professional or life experience.

Candidates are considered on the quality of the following aspects of their application:

Portfolio, personal statement and speculative study plan, references, previous relevant experience and performance at interview

Months of entry


Course content

A two-year, multidisciplinary programme: both of these fundamental facts are significant. A two-year programme of study offers students an opportunity to analyse their creative practice in depth, and to modify, develop and secure it accordingly. The multidisciplinary context also ensures that developments in creative practice are explored and consolidated through critical analysis in a more productive way.

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 independent learning, self-reliance, originality, initiative and enterprise.

Students develop their 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. Through the development of individual research students are encouraged to explore their practices in relation to wider cultural, theoretical and historical contexts. Regular tutorial support from the MFA core teaching team and a wide range of visiting lecturers allows students the opportunity to discuss their work with experts. Critical feedback is also available by means of group critiques.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MFA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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