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Our Master of Fine Art (MFA) is a two-year full time studio-based programme in Fine Art. It is designed for graduates in Fine Art. It is also for those with other backgrounds who wish to establish or extend their position as practitioners in the contemporary art world.

Our Master of Fine Art (MFA) is a two-year full time studio-based programme in Fine Art.

It is designed for graduates in Fine Art or those who want to establish or extend their position as practitioners in the contemporary art world.

The programme also offers a grounding for those hoping to progress to PhD degree study.

We admit 10 students per year on to the MFA. Our course is one of the few two-year full-time masters courses in Fine Art in the UK.

The course

You'll work in purpose-built studio space. The course combines intensive personal studio practice and critical scrutiny.

Our teachers are a wide range of distinguished and internationally celebrated practicing artists.

You will have 24-hour access to your studio. Towards the end of June, when the undergraduate students are no longer in the building. You can then use all the studios in the building.

Your work

Our course supports a range of practices, whether you work with:
-Painting, drawing and sculpture
-Digital media
-Performance
-Photography
-Printmaking
-Installation and video art

We encourage and support the practice and study of art through thoughtful and informed investigation, experimentation and speculation.

Resources and support

You are expected to pursue your practice and research with a high level of independence. You'll also be supported throughout by your supervisor.

You'll meet your supervisor regularly to discuss your work. We run a programme of:
-Cross-disciplinary seminars
-Group studio discussions
-Lectures by distinguished visiting artists

Study trips abroad

We run regular study trips abroad, usually one each semester. They generally last between four and seven days. These are organised by the department and are optional.

You have to self-fund these trips.

Recent trips have been to New York, the Venice Biennale, Madrid, Florence and Berlin.

Visit the Fine Art - MFA page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

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