Fine Art

MFA or PGDip or PGCert

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: 12 months

Part time: 24 months




School of Arts


Our Master of Fine Art in Fine Art (MFA) equips you to succeed in a career in the fine arts. It is ideal for independent artists who want to extend their practice with support from practicing tutors. As well as artists looking to extend their career path into:

  • curatorial practice in the contemporary arts
  • collaborative projects with arts organisations
  • arts in socially engaged practices and/or further research.

The course provides:

  • postgraduate studio-based arts practice
  • critical theory in fine arts
  • development of your professional skills and knowledge.

Our School of Arts’ workshops are run by highly skilled, creative Technical Specialists. And offer supported working environments in a range of specialist areas including:

  • sculpture
  • photography
  • video
  • sound
  • printmaking
  • book-works.

You will finish the course with the creative, interpretive, critical and analytical skills to develop an advanced understanding of contemporary art and its social, cultural and historical contexts.

Specific entry requirements

The general entry requirements are:

– a good honours degree, ie an upper second or first, in any subject
– an internationally recognised qualification equivalent to a good British honours degree.

Applicants without a first degree, but with extensive experience in the arts or other disciplines relevant to our programmes may also be considered. Please contact the Admissions Office to discuss this.

Applicants will be asked to provide an online portfolio for consideration before we make any offer (see guidance below in selection process).