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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This course allows you to develop your artistic practice whilst engaging professionally with the rich and vibrant arts community in Nottingham, which is recognised as having one of the most active artist-led scenes outside London. You will critically engage with, interrogate and resolve your own practice, as you develop an informed and established body of work.

With an emphasis on professional practice and audience engagement, you will widen your network with partners across the city, including Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange.

This will prepare you for the rigours of contemporary practice as both an artist and researcher. Successful completion of this course will give you grounding to progress to PhD study, or our Professional Doctorate course.

You may choose to study two year full-time, or three years part-time

Key features

  • Dedicate yourself to the studio, focusing and exploring your practice
  • Work with the arts community in Nottingham to widen your practice and professional network
  • Take part in a programme of professional practice, including career development planning and professional work experience
  • Be supported by staff who are practicing artists in their own right.
  • Benefit from our extensive links with festivals, arts organisations and artists’ groups locally, nationally and internationally, including our own Bonington Gallery
  • Benefit from working in a close-knit community; with just ten places available per cohort, the MFA offers great opportunities to forge strong working relationships with academic staff, technicians and fellow students
  • Opportunity to go on study trips both in the UK and abroad, to locations including Berlin and New York
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad with a partner institution, through the Erasmus+ programme
  • Opt for an additional research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

What you'll study

On our MFA Fine Art course, you will be able to develop a specific focus to your practice and studies according to your individual needs and abilities while participating in critique, the exploration of relevant contexts and theories of art in order to engage critically with your practice.

Careers and employability

Professionalism is at the heart of this course, helping you to gain experience and make lasting connections with arts organisations outside of the University. The opportunity to undertake work placements and to engage in professional practice is embedded into the course, helping you to gain insight and knowledge in preparation for a career after graduation.

If you're thinking about progressing to further study you'll have the option to undertake an additional series of research sessions, to help prepare you for a Professional Doctorate or PhD.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    144 64%

    23rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    28th

    9

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