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Teaching Staff

MA Fine Art staff are all established practising artists who regularly exhibit their practice, or contribute to conferences and publications.

Creative thinking and innovation are at the core of the MA philosophy and you will engage with students from across the postgraduate community to share opportunities and debate contemporary issues.

Your curriculum will include professional guest speakers, industry focused projects, collaborations and study visits. These complement the core studio, workshop and taught sessions on research methods, theoretical approaches and business and professional skills.

Your tutors, as practitioners themselves, will support you in promoting your work within the creative sector. From our campus in the heart of Norwich’s cultural quarter you will have access to industry standard resources and exceptional facilities.

Sarah Horton

MA Fine Art Subject Leader

Sarah Horton

Sarah Horton is a fine artist and educator. Her art practice is multi-disciplinary and has included painting, print, video, stage design, projection and site-specific commissions. She brings her knowledge and experience to bear within her teaching providing a supportive base from which students are encouraged to take risks within their own practice. Sarah has exhibited widely including Tokyo, California, Koblenz and London.

Sarah’s interests cover multiplicity, pattern and repetition through painting or prints and serial sculptures. Her current PhD research critically investigates the role of disruptive intervention using decoration in the context of the corporate and commercial environment. Read Sarah’s staff profile.


Head of Taught Postgraduate Awards

Paul Fieldsend-Danks

Paul Fieldsend-Danks is the Head of Taught Postgraduate Awards at NUA, contributing to the taught delivery of MA Fine Art and Research Into Practice units. Paul is an artist and academic, with a particular research interest in the study of landscape within contemporary drawing and painting contexts. He is a co-director of the international online drawing research journal Tracey, and a member of Land2, a practice-led research network concerned with landscape and place-oriented art practice.

Paul’s practice-based research is largely concerned with the materiality of drawing. Research interests include the expanded field of contemporary drawing practice in a Fine Art context, and the use of interdisciplinary pedagogies within art, design and media higher education. Read Paul’s staff profile.

Carl Rowe

MA Fine Art Tutor

Carl Rowe

Carl Rowe studied Fine Art (printmaking) at Manchester Polytechnic, graduating with an MA in 1985. Since 2001 he has worked at Norwich University of the Arts where he is currently Course Leader for BA Honours Fine Art and MA Fine Art unit leader. His practice is print-based and multimedia with recent projects including A Banquet for Ultra Bankruptcy an installation and performance at Arts Laboratory Berlin (2013) and Drool a screenprinted wall work at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool (2010). His prints have been exhibited in Guanlan Print Biennial Shenzen China, Penang International Print Malaysia and the 15th Tallinn Print Triennial.

Carl’s practice-based research explores socio-political commentary, humour and culinary methodologies using a broad range of technical applications including video, print, performance and cookery. Read Carl’s staff profile.

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MA Fine Art Unit Tutor

Dr Judith Stewart

Dr Judith Stewart’s research focuses on the points where culture and politics collide. This has resulted in a number of projects relating to landscape, including an Orford Ness Residency, 2011, and the Of Other Spaces exhibition at Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, 2014. She is particularly interested in collaboration and the role of dialogue within art practice.

Her experience of working with gallery education and socially-engaged practices as an artist, curator and researcher prompted her PhD research (2007) into the impact of the social inclusion agenda on artists and their work. Read Dr Judith Stewart’s staff profile.