Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Fine Art

The Fine Art MFA enables you to establish or extend your position in the art world. Our distinguished artists and historians will nurture your practical, professional and intellectual skills. You will also develop your critical understanding of the discourses relevant to your work. The course is designed for fine art graduates and for those with other backgrounds who wish to establish or extend their position as practitioners in the contemporary art world. It also offers a solid grounding for those hoping to progress to PhD degree study. We support practice and research in: painting, sculpture, digital media, drawing, performance, photography, printmaking, installation, video art and art history. You will be working alongside a range of distinguished practising artists and historians in an exciting and well-equipped environment. Our teaching is research led and we have a committed and dynamic team of academic staff who are all excellent teachers, active researchers and artists of international standing. In addition, a wide range of national and international artists, curators and art theorists come to work with us through our weekly visiting lecture programme. Our course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career as an artist or in a related profession. Our graduates gain employment and make significant contributions in the national and international arts arena, in areas such as: curators, art historians, educators and gallery or arts administrators. We expect you to question orthodoxies and cross boundaries. We encourage participation in the research culture of the department through workshops and research seminars, including: chairing seminars with eminent visiting artists and researchers, involvement in exhibitions, professional networking and collaborative activities.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time September 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Miss Irene Brown, Degree Programme Director for the MFA, School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 3487