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Are you passionate about the art of painting and want to take your skills to the next level? Look no further than our MA Painting programme. This innovative course explores the vibrant and ever-evolving world of contemporary painting, delving into its significance, techniques, and cultural history. Whether you're a recent graduate or have experience in the field, we welcome students from diverse educational backgrounds. With a focus on practical application and a deep understanding of painting theory, you'll have the opportunity to work closely with renowned artists and experts in our dedicated studio facilities. Join us and become a distinctive voice in the world of fine art.

About the course

‘What is thinking in painting, rather than thinking about painting.’

Painting defines its practice through the particularities of the painted field. The making materiality of the unique object, a globally acknowledged cultural history and the dedicated and dynamic relationship of the painted object to the painter. Painting in the 21st century is vital and relevant. Contemporary painting and what it can be, do and declare is meaningful. We ask how, why and according to what means.

Our MA Painting course will explore this innovative and expansive territory in depth, dedicating itself to specialist study at postgraduate level.

This course can be studied full- or part-time from October or full-time from February.

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Entry Requirements

We encourage application from students with a broad range of qualifications and we welcome students from all educational backgrounds. We will take into account the knowledge and skills that you have developed outside the classroom as well as your previous qualifications.

You will usually have BA (Hons) Degree graded at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent UK or international qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline.

We accept a range of English Language qualifications from non English speakers.
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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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Student Profiles

Sayoko Takahata

My ambition to build up my further painting skills and career made me decide to study MA Painting. I originally hoped to study art at MA level, but also hoped to develop practical and conceptual aspects of my painting. AUB’s MA Painting course was established with excellent timing, just after I graduated from the BA. The course focuses on practical aspects, which was what I needed.

MA Painting required more independence than BA (Hons) Fine Art. Students had two days a week to see tutors and talk in the studio, had wider options on where to conduct research inside and outside university, and attended lectures and workshops led by other courses and institutions. Relationships between students and tutors seemed more equal at MA level; students weren't taught passively anymore, but could talk to them based on progress to reflect on artwork.

I focused on how my pointillism could evolve from emotional representations to perceptional representations. Then I was able to improve my attitudes to not only discover new brushstrokes, different colour usages and original observational skills, but also cultivate my understandings of pictorial expression through practices, self-reflections, tutorials, critiques, research and exhibitions throughout the course.

Clare Guest

MA Painting is predominantly practical-based and self-led, which really appealed to me, as I could experiment new techniques. It’s led by excellent tutors and visiting tutors, all of whom give you the encouragement and the insightful knowledge you need to develop your practice, with regular tutorials, critiques, workshops and lectures.

My work is process-led. It’s about being in the moment of the making, influenced by the capabilities of the materials. The paint takes me on a journey across the canvas. My abstract style explores colour, spontaneity, and gesture, where forms slowly evolve, often leading to surprising results.

Being given our own studio space in Bournemouth town centre, away from campus, was a bonus. It made me feel much more independent, enabled me to focus on what I wanted, and gave me the opportunity to make larger pieces. The studios are a great environment to be in – to be with like-minded students and to give each other feedback, but also to push yourself, to come out of your comfort zone sometimes.

The most rewarding part was working together towards curating our own exhibitions. This was not only a great experience, but it helps to prepare you on your next artistic journey on a more professional level once you leave.

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 course 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 course 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 Master of Architecture (Part 2 ARB/RIBA) course.

Application Procedure

The discounts will be automatically applied.


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