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MA Fine Art

Develop your practice, establish yourself as an artist, and become part of a new network of art communities. 
Engage with exhibition and curatorial initiatives, theoretical texts and publication projects.

MA Creative Enterprise

This course provides a platform for entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.

Your future career

Our MA Fine Art programme is designed to prepare you for a professional career or further research at doctoral level. It also provides you with the time and expertise necessary to pursue a career as an artist. 

A number of our students also continue their research interests in contemporary art through PhD study, or move into teaching, museum or gallery education. 

Our MA Creative Enterprises course is a stepping stone towards entrepreneurial careers - either as start-up opportunities or in managerial roles in creative firms, where students find themselves implementing creative and commercial strategies.

Fees, funding and scholarships

There is a variety of funding support available to our master’s students. 

We are delighted to offer a range of scholarships to students applying for September 2020 entry. 

We are offering five scholarships of £3,000 each for international students and five scholarships of £1,500 each for UK/EU students, across all master's courses in the School of Arts & Communication Design. 

Read more about postgraduate fees and funding options

Read Adam's story

MA Fine Art student,  Adam Stead
Adam Stead has broadened his creative understanding, developed key professional skills and built an impressive network of peers and professionals.

Application information

Find out about portfolio requirements, tips on putting together your ideas and interview day information, including information for overseas students.

How we support you

Concerned about the cost of studying and living at university? Explore our funding options, master's scholarships, advice on finding part-time work, and more.

Our facilities

Open 24-hours a day and seven days a week, our studios allow you to work at your own pace, and accommodate any size of project no matter what scale or ambition.

Life on campus

"Reading, for me has been liberating. It has given me the space to breathe and develop, the campus here is beautiful and the studio space has really helped me to grow."
Laura Nicholson, BA Fine Art