University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Fine Art

The course is designed to enable students to strengthen their position as an artist with a move from undergraduate study or re-entry at postgraduate level characterised by an increased depth of research and increasingly sophisticated, critically reflexive, material practice. The programme supports the development of the student's visual research process and enables a testing ground of methods, genres, concepts and contexts that challenge the boundaries and relationship between theory and practice. This is a broad, studio-based programme with an open and inclusive approach to fine art practice. The programme encourages both specialist and cross-disciplinary approaches enabling students to extend and deepen their knowledge and application of fine art practice. The curriculum is structured on practice as research, through which specialist studio disciplines are developed within cultural, aesthetic and socio-political contexts supporting the creative exploration of ideas through practical skills, research methodologies, theoretical and analytical frameworks. This places individual practice at the centre of the programme. Studio-based modules run throughout the programme and maintain the dynamic interrelation between visual research, concepts and theory. Studio research can be developed within: painting, textiles, sculpture (including ceramics), printmaking and digital media.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in fine art or equivalent (such as art, textiles, photography, painting, media arts) or relevant experience equivalent to a degree. All candidates are interviewed and need to provide a portfolio of work.

Course modules

Distinctive features of the course: practice-based fine art research in painting, sculpture (including ceramic), textiles, printmaking and/or new media and technologies; opportunities to work with nationally recognised arts researchers; development of professional working practices; all students may leave with a fully functioning website for their own work (the emphasis being on the development of an existing site rather than building one from scratch); theory and research methodologies linked to practical studio work; full time students offered studio space; use of 'artone' BA studio facilities for full and part time students in the summer period. Optional modules: the development of fully functioning websites for students' own work; share in collaborative work through 'practising arts with new technologies' module.

Assessment methods

Students need to complete 4 out of 5 modules plus the independent exhibition. This is an independent research project, and is largely practical, culminating in a professional context exhibition.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 6,980 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,980 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,980 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,980 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,980 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,980 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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