Taught course

Master of Fine Art

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an honours degree in fine art or its equivalent. Exceptionally, candidates with other qualifications coupled with appropriate experience may be considered for entry. Examples of work should be uploaded as an online portfolio when submitting your online application form.

Months of entry


Course content

Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art have joined forces to create a prestigious new facility for contemporary art, research and education. The BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, situated in the vibrant heart of Newcastle upon Tyne offers world-class teaching and research programmes in a unique environment where academic excellence meets cutting-edge contemporary art practice.
The institute, directed by the BALTIC Professor, Christine Borland, provides world-class learning and mentorship in contemporary art practice and research.
The Master of Fine Art (MFA), developed in partnership with BALTIC, offers ambitious artists the opportunity to participate in a unique postgraduate degree programme, centred on the vibrant and dynamic studio culture of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art.
The MFA provides students with exceptional opportunities to develop their art practice in a dedicated studio space, supported by outstanding teaching staff, workshop facilities and technical support. Working with internationally renowned artists, academics and BALTIC curators, students will join this dynamic fine art community committed to the attainment of the best in professional fine art practice

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444