MA Fine Art
Our postgraduate Fine Art course is designed to provide a structured context for the development of individual Masters projects. It does this through introducing and exploring various strategies for making art and nurturing an understanding of the ideas that make such practices meaningful. Questioning and exploring personal strategies for making art, we offer a reflective environment in which to understand the ideas and contexts that make your practice meaningful.
The cross-disciplinary structure of the course encourages connections with other modes of thinking and working.
Guest lectures and professional practice seminars will help you develop your personal networks. You'll work closely with local and national galleries and public arts organisations, including Turner Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale, The London Art Fair, Strange Cargo and the Folkestone Triennial, and be actively supported to develop and show work outside the context of the University.
Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time
Starts: September 2017
Campus: UCA Canterbury
With a well-established and strong history, our Master in Fine Art course is open to artists, designers, illustrators, architects and theorists (including graduates in the humanities). It's designed to foster new and innovative approaches to fine art study at an advanced level.
Building upon the practical and conceptual concerns of contemporary art practice, you'll develop an advanced ability to conceptualise and research in relation to your own practice.
We take great pride in ensuring that you have a fulfilling, engaging and inspirational experience. We're thrilled that this is reflected in our student satisfaction rates, which consistently reach almost 100%.
Working internationally with other universities, local and national galleries and museums, as well as specialist partners within the industry, our course draws on a number of industrial links and expertise from a range of creative fields.
Our course is supported by seminars, tutorials, workshops, work-in-progress sessions, study visits and critiques. The progressive move from staff-directed to autonomous learning is an integral part of the structure of this course, too, as you identify, develop and manage your own Master's project.
Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Stage 2: During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
Stage 3: In the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
On this course, you'll be exposed to a world of opportunities.
Working internationally with other universities, local and national galleries and museums, and specialist partners within the industry, our course draws on a number of industrial links and expertise from a range of creative fields.
You'll be actively encouraged to show and distribute your work outside of the university context. And guest lectures and professional practice seminars will enable you to develop your personal networks and awareness of professional practice.
Connections include local arts organisations such as:
- London Art Fair
- Stour Valley Arts
- Strange Cargo
- The Creative Foundation
- The Whitstable Biennale
- Turner Contemporary.
Lots of our graduates go on to develop careers in fields such as:
- Arts administration
- Creative media management
- Curatorial practices
- Fine art
- Freelance photography
- Pre and post production work
- Printmaking and reprographics
- Public art
- Sound production
- Video editing.
You may like to explore an MPhil or PhD to deepen your knowledge even further.
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Last updated January 10, 2018