Taught course

Contemporary Fine Art

University of Salford · Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Entry requirements

To join this MA you should have a second class honours degree, 2:2 or above.

  • Interview
  • Personal statement
  • Portfolio

Months of entry


Course content

What is the future of storytelling through contemporary fine arts practice? From traditional galleries hosting online exhibitions to the new and emerging online galleries facilitating digital curation – are you an artist who can think of creative solutions to tell compelling stories through fine art? Then our MA Contemporary Fine Art course is for you. You’ll use the skills you’ve developed throughout your undergraduate degree, or recent studio practice, to refine your craft, while also gaining the tools and training you need to build a professional career from your passion for creative arts.

You’ll be encouraged to experiment in the safety of the studio before getting involved in group exhibitions, residencies and live projects, as we work closely with key cultural organisations within the northwest. This experience will allow you to learn more about how the creative industry works for an artist, with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in your chosen form.

As you progress through your fine arts master’s degree, you’ll be encouraged to undertake independent contextual and theoretical research that will improve your capacity for an independent enquiry, creativity and professional practice. All designed to help hone the skills you’ll need for a future in fine art.

Thanks to your status as a postgraduate fine art student at Salford, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts scene in the area, enjoying access to a network of vibrant creatives practising their art across the cities of Salford and Greater Manchester. From live events, intimate gallery openings and community art projects, you’ll find that there’s always an outlet for your creative talents.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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