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Masters degrees in Painting equip postgraduates with the skills to engage with and utilise a variety of painting techniques for the production of different forms of art and other products.
Taught MA and MFA degrees are relevant for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Art or Design.
Masters degrees in Panting aren’t simply about painting canvases of people or natural landscapes (though of course, they can be if you want them to). These courses also explore many modern approaches to painting, particularly with regards to technological advancements, and contemporary applications for painting.
For example, through a combination of disciplines such as nanotechnology and art, career could lead to developing painting techniques for products like cars and other vehicles.
Of course, if traditional painting is more your style, these courses can train you to become an independent art practitioner. You will experiment with both traditional and modern techniques for painting, examining historical periods such as the Renaissance, and scrutinising artistic movements such as fauvism.
From this, you may advance to join an artists’ guild, look to conserve historic paintings, or even branch into interior design.
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MA/MFA Painting provides a discipline led environment in which to develop your practice in contemporary painting. Through a strong focus on your individual studio practice you will engage in the most significant current debates on painting and the histories from which they emerge. Read more
The Painting MA programme approaches the practice of painting as a self-reflexive, critical activity that draws on a wealth of varied historical, material and conceptual accomplishments related to the medium and its objects. Read more
The MFA in art practices is a rigorous program intended for artists committed to pursuing a professional life in the arts and prepares students for careers as practising artists and arts professionals as well as teachers in colleges, universities and art schools. Read more
The MA in Fine Art offers an exciting opportunity for students to expand and deepen their knowledge and practice. This dynamic programme will support you by engaging with the challenges inherent in building your artistic practice. Read more
The Course aims to. Provide you with exciting and diverse opportunities to advance and develop your fine art practice, contextual awareness and theoretical knowledge/understanding within a supportive and creative environment. Read more
Prepare for a career as a professional artist. Independently develop your practical work, research skills and critical thinking, with support from our experienced staff and visiting artists. Read more
This MFA, described as one of the most influential MFA programmes in the world, subjects art-making to critical scrutiny. Artists on the programme strengthen the motivation, self-reflection and ambition of their practice and its leading ideas. Read more
Edinburgh College of Art is a leading international art college within the University of Edinburgh. Located in the historic Old Town of one of the world’s greatest cultural cities, we offer a creative and supportive environment in which to study one of 40 ground-breaking postgraduate programmes or take forward research within a global Top 50 institution.