Entry requirements

The general entry requirements are:

  • a good honours degree, ie an upper second or first, in any subject
  • an internationally recognised qualification equivalent to a good British honours degree.

Applicants without a first degree, but with extensive experience in the arts or other disciplines relevant to our programmes may also be considered. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss this.

Applicants will be asked to provide an online portfolio for consideration (see How to apply below) before we make any offer.

Selection process

Once we have received your application we will contact you to set up an interview, in person, or by Skype if you are not near Oxford.

At this point we will discuss further why you want to do this programme and will request to see previous practice.

If you are not an arts practitioner we will need to hear about other work and experience, and understand how it equips you for this programme.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or if you have not studied a higher education degree in English, then an English language level of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component is required

There is a fair amount of discussion on the programme - both in the feedback sessions and in the weekly seminar-meetings. It is therefore very important to be able to understand and speak English well enough to participate in a group conversation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Master of Fine Art in Fine Art (MFA) equips you to succeed in a career in the fine arts. It is ideal for independent artists who want to extend their practice with support from practicing tutors. As well as artists looking to extend their career path into:

  • curatorial practice in the contemporary arts
  • collaborative projects with arts organisations
  • arts in socially engaged practices and/or further research.

The course provides:

  • postgraduate studio-based arts practice
  • critical theory in fine arts
  • development of your professional skills and knowledge.

Our School of Arts’ workshops are run by highly skilled, creative Technical Specialists. And offer supported working environments in a range of specialist areas including:

  • sculpture
  • photography
  • video
  • sound
  • printmaking
  • book-works.

You will finish the course with the creative, interpretive, critical and analytical skills to develop an advanced understanding of contemporary art and its social, cultural and historical contexts.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848