Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The MA Fine Art programme offers artists the opportunity to develop their practice within a supportive and stimulating environment. Whether you work in a studio, engage in socially focused art, or collaborate with others, this intensive course will help you refine your skills and explore new avenues of artistic expression. Taught by experienced artists, writers, and theorists, the programme provides access to world-renowned resources such as the Henry Moore Institute and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. You'll have the chance to exhibit your work, engage in critical discussions, and pursue research interests. To apply, you'll need a 2:1 degree in fine art or a related field, along with a portfolio showcasing your recent artwork.

About the course

This intensive MA Fine Art course allows artists to develop a body of work within the contexts of the studio, production, dissemination and audience.

We encourage applications from artists working, or wishing to work in, studio-based, socially engaged practice, or collaborative practice, as artist curators, as art writers or within art education.

This Masters degree aims to provide the basis for future professional art practice, curatorial engagement or academic research at a higher level.

You will develop your art practice in purpose built studios, working towards a final exhibition and dissertation, supported by a series of seminars, tutorials, group critiques and a visiting speaker programme.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in fine art or a related subject area. Professional experience will also be considered.

You must also submit a portfolio of recent artwork in one or more media which highlights your interest and understanding of global contemporary art practice.


UK: £11,500 (Total)
International: £24,500 (Total)

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Leeds

Student Profile

Louis Pawlett

I’m a Hull based artist who has had exhibitions in Leeds, Nottingham and Wakefield. I studied my BA Fine Art in Nottingham and then went on to study my MA Fine Art in Leeds.

I wanted to develop my art practice that I had started in Nottingham and develop it to the point where I would be more confident in applying for exhibitions. Art is something that I have been passionate all my life, I grew up in a family of artists and so this only helped further develop my interests in art.

Using the screen printing room, laser cutter and wood workshop to create my artwork is what I enjoyed the most. As well as the realisation that sculpture was my main medium for my artwork, not screen printing.

The fine art workshops were great and something I used more of than at my last university. Something that really helped develop my practice as an artist.


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Value of Scholarship(s)



These awards are for international students who will be joining the School in September 2020.

Application Procedure

Contact the postgraduate admissions office for information on how to apply.

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