Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field of art or design or other creative discipline.

Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits alongside a personal statement and visual submission.

A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for those who are looking to further develop their own creative practice through conceptual and theoretical research and the critical analysis of contemporary art. You’ll realise and develop your creative abilities and professional practice with our flexible Fine Art post graduate programme. It combines study, practice, research and peer learning in your chosen field.

Why study with us

  • You’ll have access to specialist teaching, workshop facilities and online and library-based learning resources.
  • You’ll be taught by a range of full-time and associate lecturers, all of whom are practising and exhibiting artists, and supported by a team of qualified technical staff and visiting artists.
  • This is a sequential programme of study, which sees you progressing from postgraduate Certificate to Diploma and then Master’s Award in Fine Art, upon completion of three modules.

What you'll do

  • The course gives you the chance to realise an ambitious fine art project and to define and sustain a high level of professional practice.
  • By producing a supporting contextual report you’ll develop your analytical, critical and creative approach to theoretical formats.
  • You can also explore strategies to publish your research, share your practice, grow your networks and create future employment opportunities.

Learning and assessment

Teaching and learning is through lectures, seminars, and screenings, presentations, group and individual tutorials. You’ll also undertake a professional practice programme delivered by research staff, visiting artists, lecturers, curators, funding agencies and representatives from public arts, administrators and regional arts associations when available.

All students are allocated an individual supervisor that fits their chosen fine art project and contextual study.

If you choose the part-time route, we’ll expect to see you on average one day a week and possibly two, depending on the semester. You’ll also need to attend individual tutorials with supervisors.

You’ll be assessed as you journey through each module and its learning outcomes and components. Your MA fine art project and the contextual report will be graded in percentage terms and you’ll present both in a public venue at the University or an alternative space.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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