Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in Fine Art or Art and Design and must be able to demonstrate, through portfolio and interview, practical competence and critical understanding appropriate to the course. Applications should be supported by images and a brief statement outlining the form, content and context of recent work.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Develop your existing artistic practice by subjecting it to robust scrutiny in order to sharpen its focus and extend its ambition.

The MA course embraces the richness and diversity of contemporary fine art practice. It will provide you with a stimulating environment of practical support and critical challenge in which you can develop the ambitions of your creative practice, allowing you to give it sharpened focus and intellectual rigour.

Why Study Fine Art with us?

Our course encourages a wide variety of creative approaches that operate either within established disciplines or across the boundaries of artistic media. It is particularly distinctive in welcoming students who are interested in positioning textile materials and processes within a contemporary fine art context.

By relating theory and practice, the course will allow you to challenge your working procedures and situate your studio enquiry within a research context so that it becomes much more critically robust.

The delivery of the part-time mode in the early evening is structured to accommodate students who may wish to combine their study alongside full-time employment.

How will I be taught?

The course is delivered through lectures, seminars and work-in-progress exhibitions/presentations which are delivered on a Wednesday afternoon/evening. Individual tutorials are arranged in addition to this. You will have full access to the Department’s extensive facilities.

The notional learning time for students is circa 20 hours (part-time) per week.

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing formative feedback is provided through one-to-one tutorials and work-in-progress presentations/exhibitions. Summative assessment includes the exhibition of resolved artworks, evidence of speculative studio enquiry, contextual presentations, a self-reflective research journal and supporting written assignments.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Department of Art and Design