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Full time | Aberystwyth University | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fine Art

Course type


Course Summary

Covering the fundamentals for establishing a career in art, this MA in Fine Art features a highly practical repertoire of modules which will encourage you to direct your studies into areas of art which particularly fascinate you. Technical, stylistic, and conceptual experimentation is enthusiastically encouraged throughout this MA scheme and undertaking this course will push you to develop your skills in your chosen medium, whether that is illustration, drawing, painting, photography, or interdisciplinary studies. Whatever your chosen career path, this MA in Fine Art will signal to prospective employers your commitment to personal excellence, professional rigour, and technical innovation.


Why study MA Fine Art at Aberystwyth University?

Throughout this course, you will become more confident as a creative practitioner of contemporary art and will be equipped with highly valuable skills, expertise, and critical capabilities that are appreciated in a wide range of employment contexts within the Arts and beyond.

24/7 studio access

Preparation for the creative and practical realities of life as a professional artist

A scheme that provides vocational training and experience in higher education teaching at undergraduate level

Opportunity to submit articles for publication and to develop your engagement with critical and public opinion

There are over 20,000 original artworks in Aberystwyth School of Art’s collection

Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014

100% of Aberystwyth School of Art’s research was either world leading or internationally excellent in terms of research impact – REF 2014

75% of the School of Art’s publications were of an internationally recognised standard or higher – REF 2014

Opportunity to work closely with staff in a stimulating research environment

Opportunity to study within one of the UK’s up-and-coming Schools of Art and to develop as a confident artist in a comfortable environment


The range of posts to which our graduates progress widens all the time. Our alumni have gone on to work:

For designing companies

In museums and galleries

As art teachers

On education programmes in galleries

In gallery assistant posts

producing family-based learning activities in galleries and museums

Our graduates have also taken up exciting internships and traineeships with a variety of national and international organisations, progressed to further academic study (PHDs), and recent MA graduates were selected for the FBA Futures show held yearly at the Mall Galleries in London.


In the module ARM0520 Portfolio Development, students will have been encouraged to identify appropriate ways of working, to experiment and risk failure, and to develop techniques, methodologies and processes without necessarily bringing such inquiries to resolution in a body of finished artworks. Students document their progress in monthly reports.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Entry Requirements 2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent, and submission of a satisfactory portfolio. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience. Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.