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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fine Art

Course type


Course Summary

In this course you may choose to specialise in – or combine – areas including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, spatial and time based practice. You’ll master skills relevant to your artistic interests and you’ll be supported in the development of wider expertise, from exhibition and presentation to ethics and audience awareness. Working alongside students from other postgraduate degree courses at NUA, you’ll be part of a community of artists, makers and visiting artists that forms a stimulating and active research environment. Our strong links with local, regional and national galleries, museums and festivals mean you’ll have the chance to contribute to debates around contemporary practice. You’ll hear from visiting artists as part of the Fine Art Lecture Series. Our very own East GalleryNUA provides a showcase for high quality public exhibitions that augment the MA Fine Art experience.

As a postgraduate student at NUA you will accelerate your artistic practice, exploring the role of the artist in society and testing your ideas against contemporary issues and critical debates. Graduates work in a broad range of careers including: Practising Artist; Artist-Curator; Exhibition Organisation; Arts Administration; Teaching/Lecturing; Research/PhD Study; Research/PhD Study.

Different course options

Full time | Norwich University of the Arts | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Award Specific Unit offers you the opportunity to extend your subject knowledge through specialist practice, supported by tutorials and group critiques. The aim of the unit is to allow you to explore the boundaries of your subject and to engage with a variety of concepts, processes and materials through the production of work. The experimentation and reflection carried out during this unit will help provide you with the working methods, background research and conceptual framework for the development and delivery of your Masters Project. You may be supported in writing a Learning Agreement that you will develop at the start of the unit. In addition to outlining your concepts and outcomes in the Learning Agreement, you will also be expected to negotiate access to specialist resources that you feel are essential to the production of your work.

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 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. Students 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.

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