University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Fine Art

The MA in Fine Art offers an exciting opportunity for students to expand and deepen their knowledge and experience. It provides stimulating studio and theory studies to meet the needs of graduates wishing to develop their studio practice in a critical and supportive academic environment. Lectures, seminars and group critiques provide a forum, linking practice and theory. The programme provides you with a framework within which you will be encouraged to specialise, and through personal investigation to develop a substantial body of work. You will be expected to do so with critical reflection and to locate your work within a contemporary environment of ideas. The programme supports you in engaging with sustainability and the challenges inherent in building your artistic practice. You may work in any contemporary medium and will be able to draw on our facilities and expertise in painting, drawing, digital media, photography, video, sculpture, installation and printmaking.

Entry requirements

Students need an Honours degree or postgraduate diploma in fine art, or an equivalent in 1 of the relevant subject areas; applicants must submit a proposed programme of study of up to 500 words (which forms the basis of a negotiated study agreement) along with up to 20 images of recent work (2D and 3D media) or a maximum of 5 pieces of video, sound, performance or other time-based work. International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Assessment is on coursework.

Sponsorship information

Most students are self-funded.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 4 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hardwick Campus Cheltenham GL50 4BS South West

Key information

Telephone number: 
03330 141414