This course allows you to develop your artistic practice whilst engaging professionally with the vibrant arts community in Nottingham. You will critically engage with, interrogate and resolve your own practice, leading to an informed and established body of work. With an emphasis on professional practice and audience engagement, you will widen your network working with partners across the city of Nottingham, preparing you for the rigours of contemporary practice as an artist and researcher.
Nottingham is recognised as having one of the most active artist-led scenes outside London. With an emphasis on professional practice and audience engagement, this course will allow you to widen your network, working with partners across the city such as Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange.
Dedicate yourself to the studio, focusing and exploring your practice. Work with the arts community in Nottingham to widen your practice and professional network. Take part in a programme of professional practice, including career development planning and professional work experience. Be supported by staff who are practising artists in their own right. Benefit from our extensive links with festivals, arts organisations, and artists' groups locally, nationally and internationally, including our own Bonington Gallery. Have the opportunity to undertake a European exchange with a partner institution, through the Erasmus programme. Opt for additional research sessions if you're thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.
MFA Fine Art
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“The course here is excellent, it’s very thorough and well structured. The academic and technical staff are all very professional and the facilities are brilliant, especially the wood working area which is where I spend most of my time. I love that fact that we have lots of studio space, many small project spaces and excellent workshops that we can access.
“Having studied at NTU several years ago on the BA Fine Art course, I admired the teaching, space and facilities so much that when it came to returning to postgraduate studies NTU was my first choice.
“In the future I aim to be both a practicing artist and a higher education teacher and know that this qualification will be priceless to me on both counts.
“I would recommend my course and NTU to anyone who’s seriously committed to studying for an MFA. ‘No’ is a very underused word here, so if you can imagine it then the chances are you can probably do it!”
Yajie Jiang (Sophie)
“I chose to study at NTU because of the great reputation of the School of Art & Design and the high employment rates.
“The course staff are extremely helpful and they always provide me with recommendations of artists, books and artworks to look into to develop my own work.
“Studying here has been a brand new experience, it is very different to China. I have learned a lot about the professional field which will hopefully help me to become a teacher in the future.”
Postgraduate Masters Scholarships for UK students
We award these competitive scholarships to students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.*All full-time postgraduate taught courses in the School of Art & Design, with the exception of PG Cert Creative Pattern Cutting.Applicants will be assessed on their academic merit and the relevance of the statement on their scholarship application form.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Half your tuition fee
We're pleased to offer a number of scholarships worth up to the value of half your tuition fee. These scholarships are available to students who have been made an offer of a place to study on an eligible postgraduate Masters course* starting in September 2017. The scholarships will be available in the form of a tuition fee reduction.
You’ll need to complete a scholarship application form and email it back to us at [email protected] by 4pm on Monday 19 June 2017.
This scheme is for existing NTU students who are progressing to MA student, and NTU alumni who graduated after 1 July 2012.It is open to Home (UK), EU and International students.
Value of Scholarship(s)
25% off tuition fee
To be eligible for this scheme you must either be:a current final year undergraduate student studying at NTU progressing directly onto one of the School of Art & Design's full-time or part-time Masters courses; or an alumni from one of NTU's full-time or part-time undergraduate, postgraduate or professional courses at NTU, who graduated after 1 July 2012. You must also have accepted an offer of a place to study on an eligible course in the School of Art & Design, starting in September 2017. This scheme is open to Home (UK), EU and International students, and will be automatically be deducted from your fees before enrolment.
Eligible students do not need to apply for this fee discount - it will automatically be deducted before enrolment.