This course will advance, widen and deepen your existing fine art practice through a series of modules designed to enable your progress through practice-led research. Dialogic exchange is at the heart of this course of study, staging, at its core, teaching and learning approaches in the form of regular dynamic group work, supported by individual tuition.

This course cradles all specialisms within contemporary practice such as painting, drawing, sculpture, text, performance, media and sound. The core seminars will use group work to explore the wider field of practice within which such disciplines are situated, and deepen individually nuanced discourses through an individual tutorial programme.

Working with subject specialists you will be introduced to practice-led research approaches to advance your knowledge acquisition of advanced critical and analytical methods and approaches in your own practice. The programme of study will explore your creative ambitions in the context of both knowledge and market-led fields.

The course begins with a sharing of personal intentions through exhibiting your own work to peers, and progresses to a conclusive moment of public sharing, where you will materialise theories, concepts, techniques, processes and crafts as artwork. You will be supported to articulate your ideas in visual, oral, written and material forms.

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Specialist Resources

Our 3D workshops with facilities for wood, metal, plastics, ceramics and glass are available to MA Fine Art students by arrangement on one evening a week and an additional weekday during the standard academic year. Saturdays are also available for work involving the use of hand tools.

Course Specification

Entry Requirements

At enrolment you should normally have achieved:

  • An undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or;
  • A degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification

You will also need:

  • one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner
  • a personal statement outlining your intentions for postgraduate study

Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline or have experiential learning in lieu of a degree that can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills may also be considered for entry using our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

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Fees, Funding and Other Costs

Tuition Fees

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Discounts are available to graduates of BA (Hons) or the Access to HE Diploma courses at Leeds Arts University directly progressing to a postgraduate course at the University. Visit our Postgraduate Finance page for more information.

Postgraduate loans are available for all taught and research Masters courses in all subjects for both full-time and part-time students who meet the funding criteria. The loans can be used for tuition fees, living costs and other study expenses as you see fit. Find out more at www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study.

Other Costs

Other costs that need to be considered are those associated with the student’s project. A MA Fine Art student must consider the costs of materials, space, processing services and equipment that are required to fulfil their proposed objectives.

Material costs are estimated to be in the region of £300. However, some students may spend less or more depending on their actual project and the materials they use. Financial planning is an important aspect of being a creative practitioner.

There may be opportunities to participate in educational visits during the course that will be optional. The costs of these visits will depend upon the activity and destination.

Leeds Arts University Postgraduate Scholarships

Home Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Scholarship

A scholarship of £2,000 will be awarded to one home student for one year. The scholarship will be awarded by a panel of staff and comprises of a reduction in tuition fees for the year.

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Studio Space Scholarship

The University recognises the challenges that graduates face in finding appropriate studio space in the first few years of their career.  The studio space scholarship will provide suitable working studio space for one home student for the period of their studies.

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International Scholarships

Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Scholarship

Five £3,000 scholarships are available as a tuition fee reduction.

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International Studio Space Scholarship

All international students studying the MA in Fine Art will get a dedicated studio space in order to provide a creative space away from home.

Terms & Conditions and Key Information

Open Days

We understand deciding to continue your studies to postgraduate level is a significant step in your academic and career development. We aim to give you all the information you need to make the right choice.

How to book

If you are interested in attending an open day for our MA Fine Art, you can find out more and book your place on our Postgraduate Open Days page.

Download a Postgraduate Prospectus

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Please apply direct to the University for our MA Fine Art course using the links below.

MA Fine Art

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Part-time

International

If you need any assistance completing the form please contact the Admissions team at admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk or call us on 0113 202 8000.

Duration
1 Year Full Time, Two Years Part Time
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Leeds Arts University
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