Taught course

Fine Art

University of Northampton · Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an honours degree with a first or upper second classification in Fine Art. Exceptionally, other candidates will be considered. Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA in Fine Art enables you to evaluate and develop your creative practice to the highest standards. It develops theoretical awareness, critical thinking and independent arts practice to a professional level.

The course facilitates critical debate between artists working within and across media areas including painting, photography, digital imaging, printmaking, sculpture, installation and site-specific art. Alongside your studio-based enquiry, you will undertake related research into the broader context of contemporary art practices and theoretical debates.

When you start this course, you will being with the module ‘Extended Fine Art Practice and Research Methodologies’ to give you a grounding in different research-based methods in Fine Art.

During the first trimester you will also undertake the 20 credit studio-based module ‘Fine Art Practice’ in which you will begin to critically re-appraise and position your creative practice. If you are studying full-time, you will also take ‘Interfacings’, a 20 credit module that considers a set of theoretical debates, issues and contexts that are pertinent to an interdisciplinary approach to artistic practice.

Your second trimester will include ‘Fine Art Practice and Context’, which culminates in a public developmental exhibition of your work. While you are studying this module, full-time students can also opt to take either the project-based ‘Independent Study’ or the 20 credit module ‘Creative Practice and Enterprise.’

The final stage of the MA Fine Art course will include either producing and exhibiting a body of creative work or completing a 15-18,000 word dissertation.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full Time: £6,750 Part Time: £750 per 20 credits
International students
International: £12,750 Graduates of the university may be eligible for a 20% discount.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 - 48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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