Masters in Fine Art

Fine art is the branch of art and design that incorporates any type of art created for their aesthetic, imaginative and intellectual content. Generally the product serves no practical purpose, and is admired solely for how it looks. Most courses will be studio based, giving you the opportunity to work in a productive environment. Fine art encourages students to find their own style and work in their chosen medium, progressing their expertise and honing their skills.

About Fine Art


At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of the Arts, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA), or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Depending on where you choose to study, there may be additional fees to pay for your art supplies and field trips. This will normally be detailed in the fees and funding section of your institution’s webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MFA, you will build on the knowledge gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of fine art. You will explore both the traditional and contemporary mediums of fine art, developing your own style to build your portfolio. Modules and specialisms will likely be tailored to your choice of art medium, allowing you to become highly experienced in your area. Assessment methods could include practical work, group critique, presentations, and final major project.

Entry Requirements

For a postgraduate degree, most universities will require you to have an undergraduate degree in fine art, or a closely related subject. You might also be asked to submit your portfolio, which you will have had a chance to develop throughout your undergraduate degree.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Fine Art, Art, Theatre Studies, Expressive Arts