Taught course

Fine Art

Nottingham Trent University · School of Art and Design

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 rich and vibrant arts community in Nottingham, which is recognised as having one of the most active artist-led scenes outside London. You will critically engage with, interrogate and resolve your own practice, as you develop an informed and established body of work.

With an emphasis on professional practice and audience engagement, you will widen your network with partners across the city, including Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange.

This will prepare you for the rigours of contemporary practice as both an artist and researcher. Successful completion of this course will give you grounding to progress to PhD study, or our Professional Doctorate course.

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 practicing 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
  • Benefit from working in a close-knit community; with just ten places available per cohort, the MFA offers great opportunities to forge strong working relationships with academic staff, technicians and fellow students
  • Opportunity to study abroad and go on study trips both in the UK and abroad, to locations including Berlin and New York
  • Opt for an additional research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study
  • We are proud to be ranked 13th in the UK for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).

Your space to create at NTU

We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at www.ntu.ac.uk/artfacilities to find out more.

Information for international students

English language requirement - IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or the equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 2999