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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    York St John University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Develop as an artist and refine your creative practice. Experiment, explore and encourage your professional practice to emerge.

Our Fine Art MFA enables you to enrich your existing practice and develop as a professional artist in a creative community. You will produce a mature body of work, coëxisting with debates at the forefront of your discipline. The course focuses on making, informed by technical knowledge. You will research, develop and refine your ideas. Your practice and your academic understanding will become inseparable.

Course overview

Whether you have recently finished an undergraduate degree, or are returning to learning, this could be the postgraduate course for you. As a student on our Fine Art MFA you will develop a deeper knowledge of your creative practice.

Identify and explore the qualities that this stage of your career requires. Expand your material knowledge through:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Critiques
  • Briefs and live projects
  • Field trips and participatory events

Explore your own potential as a citizen of the world, understanding your creative work in terms of both ethics and social justice.

Career outcomes

Where could Fine Art MFA take you?

This course is designed to give you significant industry exposure to increase your opportunities for employment once you graduate. You will study specialist modules that require you to work with external partners in publishing, exhibitions, agencies and education. This will help you to establish networks and gain relevant experience with industry professionals. You will gain transferrable skills in creative problem solving as well as critical thinking, writing and presenting.

This will give you an advantage in careers such as:

  • Artist
  • Advertising art director
  • Commercial art gallery manager
  • Community arts worker
  • Exhibition designer
  • Museum or gallery curator

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000per year

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

University information

York St John University

  • University League Table

    111th

  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 85 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    115 52%

    63rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    16th

    68
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    41st

    17

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