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Key information

Qualification type

MFA - Master of Fine Art

Subject areas

Fine Art

Course type


Course Summary

This course enables you to establish or extend your position in the art world. Our distinguished artists and historians will nurture your practical, professional and intellectual skills. You will also develop your critical understanding of the discourses relevant to your work. The course is designed for fine art graduates and for those with other backgrounds who wish to establish or extend their position as practitioners in the contemporary art world. It also offers a solid grounding for those hoping to progress to PhD degree study. We support practice and research in: Painting, sculpture, digital media, drawing, performance, photography, printmaking, installation, video art and art history.

You will be working alongside a range of distinguished practising artists and historians in an exciting and well-equipped environment. Our teaching is research led and we have a committed and dynamic team of academic staff who are all excellent teachers, active researchers and artists of international standing. In addition, a wide range of national and international artists, curators and art theorists come to work with us through our weekly visiting lecture programme. Our course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as an artist or in a related profession. Our graduates gain employment and make significant contributions in the national and international arts arena, in areas such as: Curators, art historians, educators and gallery or arts administrators.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


24 months

Start date



This module is concerned with the development of knowledge, understanding and experience of professional arts practice. It provides a grounding in the professional skills necessary for exhibition, management and design. It encourages critical considerations of cultural conventions in the staging of exhibitions and introduces a variety of intellectual and practical approaches to issues of curatorship.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good honours degree in fine art, or international equivalent, plus a portfolio of recent work. Applicants who hold non-standard qualifications and/or have other relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. If you are based in the UK you will be invited to attend an interview. For those applicants outside of the UK, we may choose to conduct an interview with you via Skype.