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MA Fine Art

MA Fine Art - (FHEQ level 7)

The focus of the Fine Art MA route is on practice-based Fine Art research in one or more of the following:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • Printmaking
  • Digital Media

The course is designed to enable you to strengthen your position as an artist as you progress from undergraduate study or re-entry at postgraduate level.  We encourage increased depth of research and increasingly sophisticated, critically reflexive, material practice supported by a cumulative programme of modules.

Postgraduate research at UoC emphasises the intensity of autonomous study coupled with and supported by rigorous debate and interaction with staff, visiting artists and fellow students.

The programme supports the development of your visual research process and enables a testing ground of methods, genres, concepts and contexts that challenge the boundaries and relationship between theory and practice.

All sessions are held at the University of Chichester’s Bishop Otter Campus.  Full time students are given a studio space, and full and part time students have access to workshop facilities.  All students benefit from access to large studio spaces during the summer months.  Study contact sessions take place on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s across Semester 1 and 2 and the summer period.

Duration of the Course
Full time – 12 months (September to September).
Part time – 24 months (September to September)

Applicants will be interviewed and are expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of confidence through the presentation of work in a portfolio (or other appropriate documentation). Interviewees will also be asked to present a proposal for intended studio based activity.
We welcome international applications and look forward to working with artists from a variety of nationalities, backgrounds and experiences.

For an application pack contact Admissions on: +44 (0)1243 816002

The Community of Artists
You will become part of a network of artists that will offer support and a challenging context in which to develop your work. Key to this community are fine art staff who, as practising artists, bring their knowledge and experience of a range of professional arts environments to the programme. The staff team are linked to local, regional and national networks including galleries, museums, regional funding agencies and community based projects. Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes have strong connections with Pallant House Gallery, Chichester Festival Theatre, Goodwood Sculpture Park and galleries in Portsmouth, Southampton, Brighton and London. The wider arts community at the University of Chichester includes postgraduate and research students in MA Dance, Performance and Music and you will be able to experience the breadth of these practice based disciplines, and other academic research through research seminar programmes, presentations, theatre events and visiting speakers.

Fine Art Staff
The Fine Art staff represent a broad range of contemporary practice that mirrors the interdisciplinary approach to Fine Art teaching at the university. Staff are available for tutorials across personal practice as well as more specific discussion of material and practice based skills. Course modules are be delivered by the staff team and visiting artists. Click here to view the staff profiles page.

Entry Requirements
We invite applications from students with an arts based degree at 2:2 or above : or relevant professional qualifications/experience equivalent to a degree. All candidates will be interviewed and will be asked to provide a portfolio of practice based work and an example of critical written work such as a dissertation or exhibition review.

Further information
For further information please see our online prospectus or contact the Programme Coordinator, Dr Shirley Chubb
Tel: +44 (0)1243 816196

Or contact the Fine Art Administrator, Clare Hilton
Tel: +44 (0)1243 816253

For an information and application pack contact Admissions on: +44 (0)1243 816002