MA Fine Art determines and challenges the boundaries of art while locating theory at the centre of practice. In a dynamic learning culture that celebrates diverse backgrounds and ambitions, you’ll develop a critical art practice that will shape your career as an international artist. The MA Fine Art studios are located in an independent building in Archway, so the course offer allows students a self contained studio building facilitating their independent working practices and self-organisation alongside all the benefits of the King's Cross campus.
Synergies in our Fine Art Programme - incorporating BA Fine Art, MA Fine Art, MA Photography, MA Art and Science, MRes Art: Exhibition Studies, MRes Art: Moving Image, and MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy - create a dynamic context for exploring practices and issues within contemporary culture.
In its extended full-time mode MA Fine Art gives you the flexibility to access London's richly varied opportunities for work and study while maximising your personal and professional development.
MA Fine Art provides an extensive final unit of 120 credits (45 weeks) enabling continuous development and realisation of a significant programme of work.
MA Fine Art supports and is shaped by:
Diversity of professional directions, aspirations and cultural perspectives
Reflective research-based practice including writing as practice in fine art
An interrogation of what informs making and how making generates knowledge
Independent study and practice and critical reflection on definitions of art and its potential within social space
Exploration of the parameters of contemporary art, building on knowledge of the contexts and frameworks of practice
Dialogue to determine the conditions of possibility for contemporary art.
MA Fine Art lasts 60 weeks structured as two consecutive periods of 30 weeks each (i.e. two academic years) in its 'extended full-time mode.'
MA Fine Art is credit rated at 180 credits, and comprises 3 units. Unit 1 (40 credits) and Unit 2 (20 credits) run concurrently and last 15 weeks. Unit 3 (120 credits) follows after the completion of Units 1 and 2 and runs for 45 weeks.
Students successfully achieving Units 1 and 2 may exit at this point with the award of Postgraduate Certificate.
All three units must be passed in order to achieve the MA, but the classification of the award of MA derives from the mark for Unit 3 only.
MA Fine Art
page on the University of the Arts London website for more details!
UAL Postgraduate Funding and Scholarships Schemes
University of the Arts London is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to those wishing to study at postgraduate level. These awards are funded by generous private donations, company donations, philanthropic charities and University funds. The scholarships range from fee waivers to full support for a year or more.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £25,000
To see whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
To find out whether you are eligible for one of our postgraduate scholarships, or to see details of application procedures and application forms, visit the UAL website by following the link below.
An Honours degree or an equivalent academic qualification; OR a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree; OR prior experiential learning equivalent to formal qualifications required; OR a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning equivalent to formal qualifications required. All classes are conducted in English. The standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in any one paper, or equivalent.
Home/EU: £4,375 per year. International: £11,070 per year. Home/EU alumni receive a £500 per year discount.
Recipient: University of the Arts London
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