Full time & Part time September, January MA 1 Year (full-time), 2 Years (part-time)
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The MA Fine Art programme offers a unique opportunity to explore art from a fresh and unconventional perspective. It encourages students to challenge traditional boundaries and engage in cross-cultural dialogues. With a focus on experimentation and innovative practice, this programme allows students to redefine their individual approach to art within their chosen medium and cultural context. The course consists of three units: Strategies of Practice, Masters Project 1, and Masters Project 2. Entry requirements include a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate qualification in Art, Design, Media, or Performance. International students must also provide proof of English language proficiency. Visit our online student gallery to see examples of our students' exceptional work.

About the course

“Why do I do this and you do that?”

MA Fine Art is an opportunity to look at the familiar with a fresh, perhaps oblique perspective in order to explore how “detour” permits “access”(Jullien 2004) to more subtle yet more complex interpretations. What constitutes a meaningful and useful research methodology in one culture may be considered unknown, unnecessary or redundant in another. These differences are at the very fabric of the Fine Art course; establishing deliberate cross-cultural dialogues with students from International and UK backgrounds and providing a vehicle for highlighting differences in working practices and methodologies.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants will usually have a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate level qualification in Art, Design, Media or Performance and will be interested in experimentation and innovative practice within a structured framework leading to Masters outcomes.

International applicants must also hold a relevant English Language qualification.


Fees

2023/24 Home/EU fees £8,000 (full-time) £4000 (part-time)

2023/24 International fees £18,500 (full-time) £9,250 (part-time)

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Where will I study?

Where is Arts University Bournemouth

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Student Profile

Matthew Gough

MA FINE ART STUDENT MATTHEW GOUGH HAS TWO PAINTINGS SELECTED FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS 2017 NEW CONTEMPORARIES EXHIBITION.

Inspired by mid-century design, interiors, and folk art, Matthew Gough’s work explores painterly language and how this can be used to visually describe a space. Ennui, absence and loneliness are key themes; other ideas that inform his practice include material culture, nostalgia, and play.

Matthew said: “Imagined England (2016) depicts a strange English game played on horseback with a huge pink ball. The game may be real or imagined; it serves as an attempt to create a false history, a folk depiction of a popular pastime.

“Portrait (2016) is a painting of a painting which, when seen from this oblique angle, becomes abstract and obscure; this stands in contrast to the surrounding room which is clearly described.

“I enjoy these kinds of enigmas in the paintings I make, as it creates a sense of ambiguity and leaves room for the viewer to make their own interpretation.”

New Contemporaries is the leading organisation supporting emergent art practice from UK art schools. Since 1949 it has consistently provided a critical platform for new and recent fine art graduates primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring exhibition. Participants are selected by a panel comprising influential art figures including curators, writers, and artists often who have themselves previously been a part of the New Contemporaries, and a rigorous process that considers the work within a broad cultural context.

Scholarships

Our international scholarships are awarded to recognise and support creative talent within the global international student community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000-£5,000

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been offered a place on a Postgraduate Programme at AUB. You must also be classified as an international student for fee purposes.

Application Procedure

You do not need to complete any additional forms and will be automatically considered for all scholarships and bursaries available once you have completed your application for your course of study. If you are successful, you will be sent information about the scholarship or bursary you have been awarded, which will include instructions on how to accept the offer and what you need to do next.

Please note, that this scholarship cannot be combined with any other AUB financial award or bursary.


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Our EU Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support creative talent within the EU student community.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been offered a place on a Postgraduate Programme at AUB. You must also be a Permanent Resident in a member state of the European Union. In addition, you must be classified as an international student for fee purposes.

Application Procedure

You do not need to complete any additional forms and will be automatically considered for all scholarships and bursaries available once you have completed your application for your course of study. If you are successful, you will be sent information about the scholarship or bursary you have been awarded, which will include instructions on how to accept the offer and what you need to do next.

Please note, this scholarship cannot be combined with any other AUB financial award or bursary.


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We aim to have a diverse student environment with the best creative talent in the UK and have several scholarships and bursaries available.

Our BA (Hons) alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on postgraduate fees, and 33% discount for those that achieve a 2:1 or 1st, if they choose to study a postgraduate award at AUB.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20-33% off postgraduate fees

Eligibility

To be eligible for the 20% alumni progression discount, you must be a Home student who completed a BA (Hons) degree at Arts University Bournemouth. To be eligible for the 33% alumni discount (academic scholarship), you must be a Home student who graduated their AUB BA (Hons) degree with a 1st or a 2:1 grade.

Please be advised that this discount doesn't apply for applicants to the MArch Architecture award.

Application Procedure

The discounts will be automatically applied.


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