Taught course

Fine Art

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from holders of an honours degree in fine art or arts & design related discipline. We also accept applications from candidates with equivalent relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is built around your personal interests and aspirations. It allows you to push the boundaries of creativity, within a framework of academic rigour and contextual research. Given the strong practical element in the course, we invite applicants to share their portfolios and aspirations with us at interview stage. We are eager to explore how to develop each person’s individual interests and passions in Fine Art.

During the course we encourage you to develop your personal practice through research, critiques, analysis and questioning. We also tackle issues that face Fine Art professionals, from fundraising to self-presentation, as part of boosting your employability.

At Masters level, the specialisms of tutors are an important factor. Sunderland’s research expertise includes, painting, printmaking, studio-based drawing and collage, sculpture, collaborative practice, art in architecture, video and digital art.

Information for international students

For an application form please see www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/howtoapply A portfolio of ten to twenty images of recent work is required with application forms.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
15 months
full time
10 months


full time
7 months
part time
7 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Creative work70

Course contact details

Gary Power
+44 (0)191 515 3000
+44 (0)191 515 2132