Applicants must hold a degree with at least 2:2 Honours standard or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).
Applicants must be able to satisfy the panel at interview that their work is of a standard that will allow them to deal with the creative, intellectual and material rigours of the course.
Months of entry
The MFA was established 1979, is based in Belfast and has a long and proven track record of providing a rigorous studio-based programme with access to the expertise of a core staff of nationally and internationally recognised visiting artists. Within the studio and wider environments the diversity of teaching input by staff and visiting artists reflects the range of approaches and contexts embraced.
We recognise contemporary Art practice as being open and pluralistic which encourages dialogue between diverse disciplines. A multi-disciplinary/ inter-media approach enables you to work in a flexible manner that offers the maximum opportunity for individual practice. You are asked to engage with systems of enquiry that explore and embrace traditional exhibition formats alongside wider lateral models of production, distribution and dissemination. Critical discourse on practice with an emphasis on analysis and self-reflection contributes to an understanding of contemporary art located within a larger cultural, social and political context.
The MFA supports committed, critically engaged and sustainable professional practice.
More comphrehensive, up to date and accessible information on the MFA Fine Art programme can be found at:
Information for international students
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Miss Mary McIntyre
- +44 (0) 28 9536 7414