Taught course

Fine Art

Sheffield Hallam University · Fine Art

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Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree in an Art and Design subject at 2:1 standard (2:2 may be accepted in exceptional circumstances such as related experience and/or high standard of portfolio). You will have to submit evidence, in the form of an identifiable body of work, of significant creative ability and a commitment to theoretical issues in fine art.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Months of entry


Course content

Study a course that offers an engaging creative experience to investigate fine art practice within a contemporary context. Postgraduate study in Fine Art is for open minded and ambitious practioners who want new artistic challenges across a range of forms. You have access to a comprehensive range of resources and an outstanding programme of visiting artists.

The interdisciplinary opportunities our MA/MFA in Fine Art offer create an engaging professional experience investigating the practice and discourse of fine art. You can choose areas of specialism in drawing from the archive, art in space and place and curating art, alongside your own studio work.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
MA – £4,395 for year one, £2,200 for year two MFA – £4,395 per year (full time)
International students
MA – £8,835 for year one, £4,420 for year two MFA – £8,835 per year

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
0114 225 5555