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Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition, you may also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA/MFA Painting provides a discipline led environment in which to develop your practice in contemporary painting. Through a strong focus on your individual studio practice you will engage in the most significant current debates on painting and the histories from which they emerge. The MA/MFA Painting will encourage you to question the boundaries of your practice, embracing current ideas of ‘expanded painting’ and painting being ‘beyond self’ alongside questions posed within the more typical parameters of the picture plane and modes of representation.

Features

  • The course is taught by practicing artists engaged in research, professional networks and teaching expertise in the practice of painting.
  • You will have your own spaces within communal studios, with full access to the School's workshops and other resources.
  • A regular programme of artists talks and studio visits from professionals working in the field.
  • An international speaker programme of artists and curators organised in association with Manchester's leading Whitworth Art Gallery.
  • The University library has outstanding Art and Design holdings, including a special collection of artist's books and ephemera.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MFA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969