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Covering the fundamentals for establishing a career in art, this MA in Fine Art features a highly practical repertoire of modules which will encourage you to direct your studies into areas of art which particularly fascinate you. Technical, stylistic, and conceptual experimentation is enthusiastically encouraged throughout this MA scheme and undertaking this course will push you to develop your skills in your chosen medium, whether that is illustration, drawing, painting, photography, or interdisciplinary studies. Whatever your chosen career path, this MA in Fine Art will signal to prospective employers your commitment to personal excellence, professional rigour, and technical innovation.
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Good Undergraduate degree 2.1 (UK) (or above) in a related subject and accompanying portfolio of work. European and International applicants can find their grade equivalence on our comparability page. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study.
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Aberystwyth is a medium sized coastal town situated in one of the most beautiful and safest parts of the UK - it really is a special place to live and study. Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Our students benefit from a diverse and international student population, easy access to the seafront and beaches, rolling green mountains, a vibrant social and cultural life, and an excellent education.Read more
Having completed the final exhibition [final assessment element] of my undergraduate degree in Aberystwyth, I felt I was only really beginning to discover my voice as an artist, and hone my individual language of paint. The Master’s degree provided the opportunity to continue with this development almost immediately, in an environment I was comfortable and confident to explore my practice.
The MA in Fine Art provides the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest, and explore this in a deeper way to that of the undergraduate degree. The skill of being able to critically and objectively view my work has been an important skill that I was able to develop on the Masters course. This is a skill that is very important to possess, and is proving invaluable to me as I currently pursue my PhD.
The School of Art offers a great environment in which to undertake Postgraduate study. The number of Postgraduates each year means that class sizes are not too large which encourages stimulating discussion through seminars, meetings and workshops, and allows opportunity for equal contribution. The guarantee of studio space for both full time and part time students makes the course a very attractive proposition also. The opportunity to work under some high profile academics within the department offers valuable opportunity for collaboration and networking and makes the School of Art a very exciting and inspiring environment in which to undertake Postgraduate study.
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