Taught course

Fine Art Practice

Glasgow School of Art · Fine Art

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree in the relevant subject area (Photography and the Moving Image, Painting, Drawing, Print Media or Sculpture) or equivalent professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

The M.Litt in Fine Art practice is a one year taught programme, with the following six specialist pathways:

  • Photography and the Moving Image
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Print Media
  • Sculpture
  • Performance

Students applying to the programme identify in advance which pathway they would like to study. Students wil be based within, and supported by staff from, the appropriate department of the School of Fine Art. The programme is studio-based and centred on practice, and is intended to provide opportunities for students to pursue in-depth subject-specific study in fine art practice at postgraduate level.

Throughout the year on the programme, each student passes through three stages of studio practice: Origination (in which first forays into the project's content and themes are made); Investigation (in which testing, sampling and experimentation are key); and Consolidation (the bringing to fruition of the year's work in a cohesive portfolio of output).

Students on the M.Litt in Fine Art Practice oscillate between operating within their pathways (in the studio, in tutorials and crits, and specifically focused lectures and seminars), and across them - especially in lectures and talks that deal with more generic conceptual and philosophical issues. Efforts are made to ensure that students on the programme are enabled to fully devote themselves to their chosen field of practice, whilst facilitating their learning through the provision of a range of interdisciplinary opportunities for critical reflection and personal development.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Mick McGraw
+44 (0)141 353 4460