Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University


The MA/MFA Drawing is studio practice driven and enables you to specifically examine and reflect upon the nature and role of drawing as a fundamental part of your practice. The course provides a critically supportive environment in which you situate, develop and extend your use of drawing through the ongoing development of your work. An explorative and expansive approach is encouraged in order for you to take risks within your own practice; this experimentation and critical reflection draws upon the research culture in drawing practice. You will be supported in the articulation of your ideas, development of working methods and the realisation of independent work through individual tutorials, lectures, subject specific seminars, studio and gallery visits and group critiques.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours degree standard; in addition, you may also need to submit a digital portfolio.

Course modules

Year 1 (MA full-time): practice 1: art: working synopsis, practice 2: art, practice 3: drawing, option unit (contested territories, digital futures, health and wellbeing, images and archives, making our futures - ecological arts and sustainable design, negotiated study, object and context, the museum and the city, writing research and funding proposals), professional platforms. Year 2 (MFA full-time): practice 4: contextualising, practice 5: realisation and publication.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MFA Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

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