MA Fine Art
Fine Art at NUCA provides a stimulating and creative environment in which to challenge and define your practice, within the context of professional and contemporary possibilities. The course will support you to develop and enhance the intellectual and practical skills you require to generate an art practice of high quality.
MA Fine Art will enable you to engage in a range of studio practice and students may elect to specialize in or combine areas that include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation. There is potential for students to work collaboratively as well as individually. Fundamental to the course is the notion of a practice-led investigation, supported by appropriate research methods.
Teaching will promote critical debate and dialogue in relation to different studio traditions and various applications or outcomes for artwork, to help you contextualise and understand your own practice. The written work on the course is focused around your own studio interests.
Additionally, MA Fine Art students have access to a regular visiting lecture series, which invites artists, and other professional practitioners to talk about their work and experience within the creative industries. During the course, there are inductions to appropriate technical workshops that will give you access to these resources throughout your studies.
The course provides an intensive and stimulating environment in which to study Fine Art, providing opportunities to exhibit work, and engage in critical discussion. Fine Art staff are all established practising artists who regularly exhibit their practice, or contribute to conferences and publications. MA Fine Art graduates have gone on to develop careers as practising artists, worked in associated creative industries or engage in further study at Doctoral level.
The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.
Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.
The majority of applicants to courses at NUCA will be invited to attend an interview. This provides an invaluable chance to meet face-to-face and is the major factor in determining the success of your submission. The interview is an opportunity to assess your work and the suitability of your application and also provides you with a chance to assess NUCA's staff, campus and facilities and ask questions. The key focus of your application process is on your portfolio. Some courses may require additional entry requirements or passes in specific subjects.
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