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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.

The University has a long and established reputation as one of the leading providers of Fine Art education in the UK. With a focus on the production and dissemination of contemporary fine art practice, our students have been selected for high profile exhibitions and prizes including Bloomberg New Contemporaries, MOSTYN Open, Aesthetica Art Prize, Signature Art Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize, and the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise.

You will join a community of artists, researchers and visiting industry guests and be part of a stimulating and active research environment. You may elect to specialise in or combine areas including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, spatial and time based practice. With access to outstanding workshops and project spaces, you will be supported to extend or challenge your existing knowledge and methodologies.

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 annual Fine Art symposium Dialogues supports your professional understanding of contemporary Fine Art practice, while opportunities to collaborate with MA Curation students extend the possibilities for knowledge exchange and critical discourse.

East GalleryNUA provides a showcase for high quality public exhibitions that augment the MA Fine Art experience. In 2016, NUA is the lead partner and host of British Art Show 8.

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Watch a film about our Postgraduate student experience and the MA Degree Show 2015

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

Teaching Staff

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

Visiting Lecturers at NUA

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“The really interesting thing about the MA is that it’s practice-led. Practice is absolutely your main focus and this exciting process is about shaping and reshaping what you do.”

Joseph Doubtfire
MA Fine Art student

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Campus resources

See the industry-standard facilities available to students.

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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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MA Community

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

Watch a film of our Postgraduate students discussing their practice at the MA Degree Show 2014

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The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

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