Teaching to take place over 2/3 days per week, depending on the stage in the course. You will have access to the MFA Fine Art studios and Wimbledon's shared workshops on these days. View the Wimbledon facilities
To conduct research and gain practical experience in the rest of your week
Time to explore and claim your art practice. You will do this by acquiring a high level of awareness about the contemporary art world. You will also gain an understanding of how your work operates within it
A course curriculum based on the Arts Council England’s recommendations for skills-sets required for both artists and arts organisations to thrive
Your skills to improve via our Professional Toolkit
To create an online portfolio instead of an academic written paper. This contextualises and showcases your artwork
To learn how to set up websites and use your online presence to profile your work
Access to all University of the Arts London’s libraries
Extended Full-Time Study Mode
The MFA is delivered over 2 years for 30 weeks each year. Extended Full-Time mode is a hybrid of part time and full time study.
By teaching in this mode we aim to give you the opportunity to benefit from undertaking a full time Masters degree while also pursuing and other commitments. These might be part-time employment, gaining other experience in the creative industries or maintaining care responsibilities.
Unit 1: Re-evaluating your art practice
Unit 2: Mapping your art practice
Unit 3: Claiming your art practice
The course includes:
Studio teaching that explores links between practice based experimentation and outcome
A cross-disciplinary lecture and seminar programme. This supports the contextualisation of your practice. It will also give you an understanding of the different discourses within the contemporary art world
Developing both on and off site creative collaborations. Through these you will test and develop negotiation skills and personal interaction abilities
A professional practice programme. This will include discussion groups, seminars, lectures run by artists and curators
We are committed to making university education an achievable option for a wider range of people and to supporting all of our students in achieving their potential both during and after their courses.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. If you have a disability (e.g. mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, medical or mental health conditions or Asperger’s syndrome) we strongly encourage you to contact us on email@example.com or +44 (0)20 7514 6156 so that we can plan the right support for you. All enquiries are treated confidentially. To find out more, visit our Disability & Dyslexia webpages.
BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications
Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
Portfolio of work
English language requirements
All classes are taught in English. If English isn't your first language you must provide evidence at enrolment of the following:
Your current creative practice and how this will help with your future plans
If you do not have any formal academic qualifications please describe your relevant education and experience
Portfolios should show the following:
Evidence of an independently produced, sustained body of work
A coherent set of ideas, subjects or concerns that are relevant to Masters level
A sense of direction for future work and study
An interest in fine art and other visual art forms
At interview and portfolio review
We look for:
Commitment and motivation for studying the subject at Masters level
Work that shows potential for further development
Demonstrate a holistic understanding of research
Ability to identify or speculate on the direction and development of practice and research
An awareness of contexts and frameworks for contemporary practice
Able to communicate clearly in order to present and discuss work and ideas with others
Able to demonstrate written skills
Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview and should bring their portfolio.
Applicants may be offered a place on an alternative MA or Graduate Diploma course within Camberwell, Chelsea or Wimbledon. This decision will be based on our assessment of an applicants' creative potential and interests.
In addition to tuition fees you are very likely to incur additional costs such as travel expenses and the cost of materials. Please read the information on our additional costs page.
Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) fee - Home / EU students whose chosen course is at a level equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that they already hold, will be charged the fees shown above, plus an additional £1,100 ELQ fee. Students in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are exempt from ELQ fees and will pay the original fee, regardless of the highest qualification held.
Find out about the accommodation options available and how much they will cost.
Scholarships and awards
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Careers and alumni
The course is designed to enhance our graduates’ employability. We’re committed to creating meaningful links with professional bodies, which means that students don’t just rehearse projects but actively create them.
Placements and offsite projects offer our students first hand experience of teamwork, project research, writing applications, project management, curating, fundraising and promotion.