Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree (minimum 2.1) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or relevant experience, and a portfolio of work.

Months of entry


Course content

This course allows you to develop your artistic practice whilst engaging professionally with the vibrant arts community in Nottingham. You will critically engage with, interrogate and resolve your own practice, leading to an informed and established body of work. With an emphasis on professional practice and audience engagement, you will widen your network working with partners across the city of Nottingham, preparing you for the rigours of contemporary practice as an artist and researcher.

Key features:

  • Dedicate yourself to the studio, focusing and exploring your practice.
  • Work with the arts community in Nottingham to widen your practice and professional network.
  • Take part in a programme of professional practice, including career development planning and professional work experience.
  • Be supported by staff who are practising artists in their own right.
  • Benefit from our extensive links with festivals, arts organisations, and artists' groups locally, nationally and internationally, including our own Bonington Gallery.
  • Have the opportunity to undertake a European exchange with a partner institution, through the Erasmus programme.
  • Opt for additional research sessions if you're thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MFA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Art & Design Postgraduate Office
+44 (0) 115 848 8434