Middlesex University London

Fine Art MA

The MA Fine Art at Middlesex offers artists time and resources to explore and develop their artistic practice within a flexible research-led course featuring some of the best art facilities in London and expert guidance from a range of leading artists and curators attached to the course.

Why study MA Fine Art at Middlesex University?

On our MA in Fine Art, you will explore the creative, cultural, political and social questions of art practice. The course offers the opportunity to further your knowledge and skills by undertaking a systematic and comprehensive major body of work.

Our course is flexibly designed to also offer you the chose of studying Printmaking as a specialism. You will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of new and traditional print-making practices (silkscreen, etching, lithography, letterpress etc.) and enhance your skills though experimentation, research and critical analysis.

The Fine Art course welcomes students who work across a range of disciplines that include painting, sculpture, photography and film, printmaking, installation, sound, performance, 'event' making, and other relational and socially engaged practices.

At Middlesex, we take both a highly practical and a critical approach to Fine Art that ensures you spend the majority of your postgraduate study time in researching and making. This combination of in-depth analysis and hands-on experience will enable you to draw on a wide range of expertise and resources while questioning and developing your practice in a contemporary context to stimulate a successful career.

Studying Fine Art in London puts you at the heart of the ever-shifting nature of international contemporary fine art practice with direct access to London's art world. You'll have the opportunity to make regular visits to Tate Modern and Tate Britain, further world class museums and exhibitions, the vibrant, contemporary gallery scene, and to attend such international showcases as Frieze.

Course highlights

  • A dedicated teaching team of leading academics and practitioners who have recognised national and international experience in practice, teaching and research
  • The opportunity to study Fine Art (Printmaking) and develop your own unique approach through practical work
  • Benefit from access to our traditional print workshop and innovative software and equipment including 3D printers, large format digital printers, dark rooms, photographic studios, laser cutters an metalwork workshops
  • When possible, you will have bookable access to studio space (even if you are studying part-time) and technical resources
  • Exhibition opportunities have taken place at Art Lacuna, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, Gasworks, Ply Gallery and the Art Pavilion
  • Build industry links and explore how artist-run organisations operate by networking with a range of galleries, high-profiles artists, libraries and collections
  • Be part of a vibrant postgraduate research culture, working across many areas of art and design practice
  • As a student of this course, you'll have access to the extensive Adobe Creative Cloud suite and receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Entry Requirements

We accept the equivalent of the below requirements from a recognised overseas qualification.

  • To be accepted to study on the MA Fine Art, you would normally be a graduate from a fine art based degree with a grade of 2:2 or higher
  • We will consider mature applicants with good, relevant knowledge and skills that wish to return to education
  • Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.

If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.

International students who require a Student route (formerly tier 4) visa to progress on a course at Middlesex University must apply for study on a full-time basis. However, this course is offered part-time so you are eligible to apply on a part-time basis.

Career Prospects


What will you study on the MA Fine Art?

Taught by some of the UK's leading fine art practitioners and academics, this course is divided into five modules taken over a calendar year (if studied full-time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to extend the boundaries of your current artistic practice through experimentation, research, and critical analysis.

You will study practical and theoretical approaches to fine art, completing your own creative projects based on your research and research methodologies.

What will you gain?

You will gain the ability to conceptualise, plan and create your own work in various mediums. The course will develop your contextual understanding of fine art, both historical and contemporary.

You'll gain confidence and insight into your own and others' practice while extending your range of skills and ambitions. You will also gain the knowledge and networking experience to forge your own path into industry.

Additionally, if you choose to study Printmaking as a pathway, you'll gain experience of making, displaying and promoting your work to a professional standard and attain expertise in printmaking which can then be applied to design, craft and other forms of art work.

Our MA Fine Art course is designed to give you a professional grounding towards a career in fine art, printmaking or any other artistic or creative industry.

Course Details

  • A dedicated teaching team of leading academics and practitioners who have recognised national and international experience in practice, teaching and research
  • The opportunity to study Fine Art (Printmaking) and develop your own unique approach through practical work
  • Benefit from access to our traditional print workshop and innovative software and equipment including 3D printers, large format digital printers, dark rooms, photographic studios, laser cutters an metalwork workshops
  • When possible, you will have bookable access to studio space (even if you are studying part-time) and technical resources
  • Exhibition opportunities have taken place at Art Lacuna, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, Gasworks, Ply Gallery and the Art Pavilion
  • Build industry links and explore how artist-run organisations operate by networking with a range of galleries, high-profiles artists, libraries and collections
  • Be part of a vibrant postgraduate research culture, working across many areas of art and design practice
  • As a student of this course, you'll have access to the extensive Adobe Creative Cloud suite and receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Developing Practice – Term 1 (30 credits)
Critical Debates – Term 1 (30 credits)
Studio and Exhibition – Term 2 (30 credits)
Advanced Research – Term 2 (30 credits)
Major Project – Term 3 (60 credits)

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