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About the course

Our MA Fine Art Master’s course embraces art practice, in whatever form it takes (drawing, painting, sculpture, print, photography, installation, lens-based media, performance, participatory, interdisciplinary and expanded practice) and in whichever circumstance it occurs.

It is conceptual at heart, pursuing strong ideas and challenges of art in real life. The artist Joseph Beuys, working in Social Sculpture, famously said: "Each and every man has the most precious building in the world in his head, feelings and free will. And the French poet Baudelaire said: the best form of art criticism is another work of art."

We agree and so art is considered in relationship to philosophy, art history and theory, contemporary discourse and global contexts, establishing critical frameworks in which

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Entry Requirements

BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art or Art and Design, or other Arts-based Degree course, related subject. The minimum academic qualification required is a 2:2 award. Those with equivalent prior professional or life experience will also be considered.


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Betsy Bradley, MA Fine Art

My MA in Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art enabled me the time and space to reach a new level of critical engagement with my practice. Continual discussion with my peers from a diverse range of disciplines pushed my work into new territories, and encouraged crucial challenges that gave rise to bold developments. The MA was a perfect opportunity to experiment, question and take risks essential to the progression of a substantial and enriched practice.


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