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Full time | Norwich University of the Arts | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fine Art

Course type


Course Summary

Postgraduate artists enter a supportive environment that encourages further experimentation, exploration and debate at NUA. We encourage students to challenge and articulate their practice, to extend their knowledge and skills as contemporary artists and explore their role in society – testing their ideas against contemporary issues and critical debates.

We will encourage you to apply your own artistic interests to develop within your work a wider understanding in areas such as research, exhibitions, audiences and ethics. You will discover your voice in the world of fine art as well as building awareness of contemporary practice.

Working alongside students from other MA creative courses, especially MA Curation, you will join a community of artists and makers as part of a stimulating and active research environment. NUA has a long and established reputation as one of the leading providers of fine art education in the UK – and our students and graduates have been selected for high profile exhibitions and prizes, including Bloomberg New Contemporaries, MOSTYN Open, Aesthetica Art Prize, Signature Art Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize, and the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprises.

Strong links with local, regional and national galleries, museums and festivals provide platforms for dialogue around contemporary practice, supported by visiting artists and themed symposiums. East Gallery NUA provides a showcase for high quality public exhibitions and talks, while other local artist-led spaces augment the MA Fine Art experience.


You?ll undertake a major independent project specific to your course and chosen specialism. The Masters degree culminates in a public exhibition of work in the final September of study.

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

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application. The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is one of the great British art schools: a specialist arts, design and media university that draws on more than 170 years of history but with a focus on the future. Postgraduate students come to NUA from diverse backgrounds and with a range of hopes for their future. But they share a passion for creativity. They share a pioneering spirit and determination to explore their creative practice. PG study at...more