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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Overview

This intensive MA Fine Art course allows artists to develop a body of work within the contexts of the studio, production, dissemination and audience.

We encourage applications from artists working, or wishing to work in, studio-based, socially engaged practice, or collaborative practice, as artist curators, as art writers or within art education.

This Masters degree aims to provide the basis for future professional art practice, curatorial engagement or academic research at a higher level.

You will develop your art practice in purpose built studios, working towards a final exhibition and dissertation, supported by a series of seminars, tutorials, group critiques and a visiting speaker programme.

The course is taught by practising artists, writers and theorists and supported by the region’s internationally recognised resources including the Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery, the National Science and Media Museum, The Tetley and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

As well as studio and exhibition work, you will take an optional module to explore critical and theoretical issues such as aesthetics, deconstruction, feminist studies and museum practice.

Learning and teaching

You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars, group critiques, one to one tutorials, field trips, workshop inductions and an extensive visiting speaker programme.

Throughout the course, you will develop a self-critical attitude within a rigorous theoretical environment, and will be helped to identify and negotiate personal and shared positions within current practice/theory through ongoing discussion and review, providing opportunities to build skills in research, analysis and interpretation.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

The assessment methods you come across may vary depending on the modules you choose. However, they are likely to include your studio project/exhibition and supporting written work, in-course assessment, essays and presentations.

Career opportunities

You will develop your art practice and write critically about the context of artistic work and outcomes of your work.

Throughout the course, you have the chance to gain skills in organising and curating events and exhibitions, researching, interpreting and analysing artistic work, as well as developing your cultural and visual awareness.

All of these traits are valuable in a wide range of careers.

Fine Art graduates have gone on to develop artist-led studios and galleries, and work in curatorial and educational roles around the world - both on a freelance basis and for major art institutions.

Others have decided to develop their research interests through PhD study at Leeds or at another institution, or have pursued careers in teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 20,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    162 73%

    13th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    71st

    4

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