Entry requirements

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study; or
  • A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma/professional qualification

You will also need:

  • one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner
  • a proposal outlining your intentions for postgraduate study

Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry, subject to an interview and the submission of a satisfactory portfolio related work in support of their application.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will advance, widen and deepen your existing fine art practice and enable your progress through practice-led research. Dialogic exchange is at the heart of this course with regular informed critical discussion supported by dynamic group work, seminars, collaborative projects and individual tuition.

This course cradles all specialisms within contemporary art practice such as installation, moving image, painting, performance, sculpture, text and sound. The core seminars will use group work to explore the wider field of practice and theory within the discipline, and nuance discussions around your own work through an individual tutorial programme.

Working with subject specialists you will be introduced to a range of practice-led research approaches, advancing your knowledge of analytical methods and helping you to develop critical approaches to your own practice.

The course will explore your creative ambitions across various academic, practical and professional contexts. The course begins with a peer-to-peer sharing of personal intentions for your developing practice, and progresses to a conclusive moment of public sharing, where you will materialise theories, concepts, techniques and processes as resolved artwork. Throughout the course you will be supported to articulate your ideas in visual, oral, written and material forms.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Leeds Arts University