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MA Fine Art overview

MA Fine Art is an exciting and ambitious programme of study and one that will accelerate your practical, technical and conceptual understanding of your practice. Founded in 1845 the University has a strong reputation as one of the leading art schools in the UK. With expert tuition and outstanding facilities, workshops and studio space you will be supported to extend or challenge your existing knowledge and methodologies.

You will join a community of tutors, researchers, visiting industry guests and fellow students and be part of a stimulating and active research environment. You may elect to specialise in or combine areas including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation. Your tutors are all established practising artists who regularly exhibit and/or contribute to conferences and publications.

Strong links with regional and national galleries provide platforms for dialogue around contemporary practice, supported by visiting artists and the Fine Art lecture series. The Gallery at NUA provides a showcase for high quality public exhibitions that augment the MA Fine Art experience. Eastinternational was staged here between 1991-2009, and more recently The Gallery has showcased work by artists including: Grayson Perry, Gilbert and George, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Damien Hirst, Jeremy Deller and Rachel Whiteread. The annual Fine Art symposium ‘Dialogues’ supports your professional understanding of contemporary Fine Art practice.

Request a Postgraduate Handbook

Submit a request for a printed or digital Postgraduate Handbook.

Practice-led investigation is fundamental to the course supported by critical dialogue and research.

Paul Fieldsend-Danks
MA Leader, MA Fine Art Unit Tutor

Dialogues 2014

Watch a short film of interviews with the speakers at NUA’s Fine Art Symposium.



Coming to NUA was one of the best decisions of my life. There is an emphasis on professional development at MA level.

Veronica Domingo Alonso
2013 Graduate

Our students are our greatest advocates. Read about their opinions on their course.

Visiting Lecturers

  • Marjolijn Dijkman
  • Rehana Zaman
  • Cécile B Evans
  • Adam Burton
  • Alec Cumming
  • Steve Baker
    Artist and writer
  • John Wallbank
  • Milika Muritu
    Artists and Co-director of Cell project space
  • Rosa Tyhurst
    Artist and Assistant Director Limencello Gallery
  • Ruth Claxton
  • Susan Sluglett and Anthony Faroux
    Artists and Jerwood Painting Fellows 2013
Tutor session

Postgraduate Applications

Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form. Find more about entry requirements for postgraduate courses.

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Looking for funding opportunities?

Visit the Prospects website. International students check here if you are looking to fund an MA in the UK.

For further information email studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk.

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NUA MA Degree Show 2013

Postgraduate students show their final work in a public exhibition on the NUA campus.


Teaching Staff

Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.

Work by Peta-Stacy Wainwright


Documenting all the success stories to come out of NUA.

Visiting Lecturers at NUA

Watch a film about artist and curator Alan Kane discussing central questions about being an artist.

Postgraduate student seminar

MA Community

Find out more about the community experience of studying for a postgraduate degree at NUA.