Applicants for Year One full-time and part-time (home/EU only) Diploma stage: undergraduate degree of at least second class (or equivalent) plus experience as an artist. Applicants for entry directly onto Year Two full-time and Year Three part-time of the programme (home/EU only) must have established a professional practice in the field and have already fulfilled the criteria demanded at the end of Year One of the programme through professional experience. For part-time study: you should have your own studio space. Applicants from outside London will be expected to maintain a studio in London for the duration of the programme.
Months of entry
This MFA, described as one of the most influential MFA programmes in the world, subjects art-making to critical scrutiny. Artists on the programme strengthen the motivation, self-reflection and ambition of their practice and its leading ideas.
While on the programme you will continually engage with what it means to practise as an artist today and the position taken by an art-practice in relation to art's complex history and its currency in wider social and cultural processes.
Given the wide international breadth of artists on the programme and the open range of media welcomed in it, a primary concern in discussion is how a particular artist's work and ideas are understood in and across different social, artistic and intellectual contexts.
Our primary emphasis is on how artists look to shift prevalent expectations and whether their work does so – perhaps then transforming what art might be.
The Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art places a strong emphasis on student-centred learning, particularly in the studio seminars and personal tutorials based on your art-making, its key concerns and ideas and their mutual and inter-dependent development.
A lecture programme will in addition contribute to your understanding of concerns relating to contemporary art in broader contexts.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you normally need a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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