Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Fine Art

The programme is open to those wishing to develop a broad range of practices, from the production of objects and material interventions, the development of media based projects and those wishing to pursue critical, theoretical and curatorially-based approaches. Taking Liverpool as a starting point, the programme explores wider questions of art production, distribution and reflection in an age of globalisation. The course encourages artistic research and the development of new ways of working which challenge our assumptions around culture, identity and ecology. Taught in consultation with significant international institutions such as Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and FACT, the course offers unique access to specialist knowledge and experience of working in the public realm, museums and galleries and with technology. The Programme offers you the opportunity to complete a work placement at either Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial or FACT. There are also opportunities to work with other UK and overseas partners such as Grizedale Arts and Van Abbemuseum. You will be encouraged to develop further collaborations with partners in business, neighbourhoods and the public sector in the realisation of projects.

Entry requirements

MA: You will require a degree classification 2.1 or above. Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. In exceptional circumstances applications from mature Fine Art practitioners without sufficient qualifications will be considered. International qualifications considered inline with UK qualifications plus IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each subtest). A satisfactory reference is required and a portfolio of work must be presented at interview. Applicants must provide evidence, in the interview, of their learning capability, study opportunity and commitment to a postgraduate programme of study. MA: You will need: a 2:1 degree in a visual arts related subject a reference a satisfactory portfolio of work - applications cannot be considered until this is received. When applying please attach photographs of examples of your work in the form of JPEGS. Please add up to 10 jpegs, video or sound clips or a link to an online portfolio to enable us to consider your application to attend an interview during which you will provide evidence of your learning capability, study opportunity and commitment to postgraduate study Additional information: Non-standard applications are welcomed In exceptional circumstances applications from mature Fine Art practitioners without sufficient qualifications will be considered IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) Pearson requirements: 58-64 RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. •Studio practice This will help you to develop your practice in relation to your own concerns and locate it within the broader context of Contemporary Fine Art practice •Collaborative practice You will be introduced to various strategies, examples and processes in the planning and delivery of art project initiatives. Through collaborative practice you will test and develop a relevant working process within the safe environment of the Fine Art peer group •Research and Practice 1 and 2 You will select topics relevant to your practice and overall concerns in consultation with tutors. These could be particular artists, biennial and survey themes, arts policy and infrastructure, or your own work. Research and writing will be supported by tutorials and writing workshop •Major project Develop an initial proposal through to an exhibition or equivalent, developing a body of work and reflection along the way

Assessment methods

Assessment methods differ slightly for each of the modules but usually involve students presenting their practical work in a viva voce situation with supporting research or textual material.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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