Taught course

Fine Art and Education

Northumbria University · Visual Arts Division

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess an honours degree in fine art or its equivalent and a teaching qualification. Exceptionally, candidates with other qualifications coupled with appropriate experience may be considered for entry; for instance, a student with a teaching qualification and experience of art practice or an honours degree in Fine Art and experience of teaching would be considered. Applicants should possess their own studio/workplace, which should include suitable technical facilities within reasonable access of the School. We welcome applications from across the broad remit of contemporary fine art practice and/or across the broad remit of education. It should be noted that BALTIC and Northumbria are able to offer technical and resource support, availability permitting

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Fine Art and Education is a flexible part-time programme designed for Artist Teachers and is part of the national Artist Teacher Scheme, supported by the Arts Council England and managed by the National Society for Education in Art and Design.

Extraordinary opportunities arise for students from this unique collaboration with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. If you are an artist working in full or part-time education in schools, galleries or community projects then this programme will support you to renegotiate your own practice through the production of art and to feed this knowledge into new strategies within your workplace.

Graduates have gone on to gain posts of responsibility in schools, colleges and gallery education, while some have been supported to re-establish their own 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


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444