Taught course

Fine Art

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject area. Professional experience will also be considered.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies admissions team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This intensive course allows artists to develop a body of work within the contexts of the studio, audience, production and dissemination.

We encourage applications from artists working in, or wishing to work in, studio-based practice, socially engaged practice, or collaborative practice, as artist curators, as art writers or within art education.

It aims to provide the basis for future professional art practice, curatorial engagement or academic research at a higher level.

You will develop your art practice in purpose built studios, working towards a final exhibition and dissertation, supported by a series of seminars, tutorials, group critiques and a visiting speaker programme.

The course is taught by practising artists, writers and theorists and supported by the region’s internationally recognised resources including The Hepworth Wakefield, the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, the National Science and Media Museum, The Tetley and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

As well as studio and exhibition work, you will take an optional module to explore critical and theoretical issues such as aesthetics, deconstruction, feminist studies and museum practice.

Specialist facilities

Housed within a single central campus location, the School offers a modern and well-equipped learning environment providing 24-hour studio access and versatile exhibition spaces. Resources include:

  • dedicated Mac and PC computer suites for digital video editing, animation, design and image manipulation;
  • printmaking workshops for etching, relief and screen printing;
  • a photography darkroom for film developing and printing;
  • woodworking and casting;
  • 3D printing.

Additional facilities for digital and 3D printing are available at the University.

At the heart of the School is Project Space – a multi-purpose space designed for the development of curatorial practice and visiting exhibitions.

The Brotherton Library holds a wide variety of manuscript, archive and early printed material in its Special Collections - valuable assets for your independent research.

In addition to the wide range of museums and galleries in the city and beyond, the University campus features:

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans, scholarships and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies has three Head of School Excellence Scholarship (International) awards for students joining in September 2020.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate admissions
Email
finpg@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 5274