Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Fine Art

The Master of Fine Art (MFA) programme caters for students who wish to develop their professional practice or knowledge within the discipline of Fine Art. Typically this might include teachers, practicing artists, community workers, arts administrators, or recent graduates in Fine Art who wish to further their professional practice. The MFA is designed to respond to students who already have a practice and who are able to readily determine where they are in relation to a field and its histories of practices and ways of working. It is the role of the MFA to work outwards, as it were, towards a context for the students practice. ?The student focus will be on their development of Art Practice relevant to the CSAD Subjects of: Fine Art; Textiles; Ceramics; Artist Designer Maker; and Illustration.

Entry requirements

Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG): Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Design discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiental Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study. In addition those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS or to have achieved an approved equivalent standard. Applicants are normally required to have achieved a minimum IELTS score (or the equivalent) overall IELTS score of 6.0 with an emphasis upon a specific minimum sub-test score of 6.0 in Listening; and a minimum score of 5.5 in all other sub-tests?. International applicants can apply for the Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) processional English courses that aim to assist in achieving IELTS score requirements. Claims for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) are assessed in accordance with the CMU Academic Handbook, based upon either demonstrable evidence of assessed learning outcomes with equivalence, or equivalent experience where students "have learned in similarly ambitious ways". APL claims are normally expected to be approved at the time of enrolment. School of Art and Design (CSAD) postgraduate applicants are required to both apply via the Cardiff Metropolitan University admissions site, and to complete additional information via the CSAD website. The additional information that is required includes: a statement about your current work and practice and the interests which inform it; a succinct statement outlining why you wish to undertake this course; an outline of the professional or research project that you wish to pursue on this course; and a portfolio of your previous work (where appropriate) in support of your application. Images of your work or examples of written work can be submitted via a personal website or via an appropriate online platform (eg. Flickr, Tumblr or Wordpress). At least four different examples of your work should be referenced. Before an offer is then made some applicants may then be asked to attend for an interview, by visiting CSAD or by Skype or similar online discussion tools.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of portfolio review, report and reflective-journal writing, practical work, viva voce examination and a final exhibition of work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2019 9,000 per Whole course (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus CF5 2YB Wales

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