Entry requirements for this course are normally:
- An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
- Alternative qualifications and/or significant experience may be accepted, subject to approval.
- International students with qualifications in 'creative' or 'practice' subjects should submit a digital portfolio (pdf) of work with their application.
- All suitably qualified applicants are normally invited in for an informal chat with a portfolio or considered for admittance under alternative arrangements.
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.
Months of entry
The Contemporary Fine Art MA is part of the School of Art and Humanities MA Art & Design Suite, an innovative approach to postgraduate taught education that brings together disciplines from across art and design to produce a collaborative programme of courses that foreground the shared practices, processes and values of art and design in the 21st century.
Contemporary Fine Art opens up a transformative space. It creates a dialogue and it disrupts. New ideas are expressed and artists develop a critical language from which they communicate and mediate on processes and global contexts.
Contemporary Fine Art is made up of many different processes and contexts. The Masters course provides an opportunity for you to challenge and hone your professional approaches to the discipline for different creative platforms and International contexts.
Our course aims to enable you to:
- Critically appraise the importance of social, ethical, technological and cultural dimensions of contemporary fine art as applied to your personal practice and that of others.
- Evidence advanced knowledge and understanding of the breadth of contemporary fine art practices such as, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, lens-based media, new media and performance.
- Systematically plan, negotiate and implement topical research to substantiate a coherent body of advanced contemporary fine art practice.
- Contribute to the principles and processes of contemporary fine art in supporting innovation within commercial or creative industries.
- Evidence awareness and relevance of your work in relation to professional standards in contemporary fine art practice, such as through demonstrating self-direction and initiative in delivering a project or commission from inception to evaluation.
Contemporary Fine Art opens up a transformative space. It creates a dialogue and it disrupts. New ideas are expressed and artists develop a critical language from which they communicate and mediate on processes and global contexts. Contemporary Fine Art is made up of many different creative processes and inhabits a multitude of contexts. The Masters course provides an opportunity for you to challenge and hone your professional approaches to the discipline for different creative platforms and International contexts.
Fees and funding
Please check our website for fee information
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
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