York Saint John University

York St John University

Fine Arts

The curriculum, which also supports awards at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels, is uniquely designed and focused on developing artists� abilities and capacities for professional, vocational and academic innovation. We emphasise relationships between composition, reflection, practice and dissemination across a dynamic breadth of fine arts disciplines and discourses. Teaching, learning and research on the programme will enable discovery of the variety of ways in which composition, creation and dissemination in fine arts practice has evolved into its present media and forms. This degree enables students who already have some experience of fine arts practice to expand their artistic horizons, develop their reflective abilities and expand their portfolio as thinking practitioners.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject or branch of fine arts or visual arts practice (such as digital arts, drawing, environmental art, media, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture, time-based art, video arts). Applicants holding a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in another discipline with extensive experience of arts practice or working in a professional arts environment may also be considered. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each individual component) or equivalent. For all candidates there will be an interview and consideration of a portfolio of work.

Course modules

Modules include: Reflective practice; creatvity and knowledge; Master's independent project.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment of generic skills are maintained throughout the programme through a range of tasks, projects and presentations. Summative assessment takes a variety of forms, including presentations of art works, reports, essays, catalogue documents, case studies and annotated documentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MA Full-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
York St John University York YO31 7EX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
01904 876598