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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fine Art

Course type


Course Summary


The MA in Fine Art enables you to evaluate and develop your creative practice to the highest standards. It develops theoretical awareness, critical thinking and independent arts practice to a professional level.

The course facilitates critical debate between artists working within and across media areas including painting, photography, digital imaging, printmaking, sculpture, installation and site-specific art. Alongside your studio-based enquiry, you will undertake related research into the broader context of contemporary art practices and theoretical debates.

Course Details

When you start this course, you will begin with the module ‘Extended Fine Art Practice and Research Methodologies’ to give you a grounding in different research-based methods in Fine Art.

You will have access to comprehensive specialist resources with technical instruction and support. Our research-active staff provide continual mentoring to help you position your practice within professional cultural environments, arts-related employment or higher-level academic research.

Methods of Learning

We take a range of approaches to teach this course, to help you learn in the best way for you. A combination of tutorials, group critiques, research supervision, lectures and seminars will give you theoretical and practical experience.


The course is assessed in both theory and practice by assignment, examination, portfolio submission and exhibition. You will produce work throughout the course for informal feedback, which does not contribute to your final grade but will give you the chance to improve your work. The MA Fine Art has three formal assessment periods in February, May and September, and these will contribute to your final grade.

Different course options

Full time | Avenue Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Interfacings: Fine Art and Postmodern Practice (20 Credits) - Core
Research Project/Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Fine Art Practice and Documentatio (20 Credits) - Core
Fine Art Practice and Context (40 Credits) - Core
Extended Fine Art Practice and Research Methodologies (20 Credits) - Core
Independent Study in the Arts (20 Credits) - Core

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

Applicants will normally have an honours degree with a first or upper second classification in Fine Art. Under exceptional circumstances, other candidates will be considered. Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. Prospective students should present a portfolio of work together with supporting evidence that is representative of their current creative practice.