Postgraduate MA

Fine Art

Enhance your portfolio and prepare for practice in contemporary arts. This course will enable you to develop as an artist working within a wide range of media.

Fine Art

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Develop the skills to become an independent, innovative creative thinker and practitioner. You’ll enhance your portfolio and prepare for practice in the expanded field of the contemporary arts. 

Our MA Fine Art will provide opportunities for you to build advanced technical and theoretical problem-solving strategies as well as advanced interpretative abilities. 

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop your motivations, ambitions and abilities as an artist
  • Explore a number of practices including painting, sculpture, print, installation, video, sound, virtual / augmented reality, performance and curating
  • Work on collective projects and events that will foster your team-working skills, adaptability and resourcefulness

You’ll increase your level of engagement through a series of practice modules that will encourage creative enquiry and activity. Your study will be supported by research methodologies, which will allow you to question and better understand your own creative practice. They’ll also allow you to develop new solutions to disseminate and promote your work.

Learning support
You’ll be supported as you flourish into an independent, creative practitioner and thinker. Working collectively, you’ll develop skills of negotiation, adaptability and resourcefulness preparing you to respond to contemporary challenges in the field of art practice.

Specialist study spaces
You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, studio activities, projects and events. Our studios, workshops and other practical facilities – such as theatre and performance spaces, screening facilities and recording studios – will offer a stimulating learning environment for your individual ambitions.

Why study Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Benefit from the school's close links to industry and creative businesses in the Yorkshire region, throughout the UK, and beyond
  2. Your tutors will have extensive experience of working as active practitioners, allowing you to gain from their knowledge and professional networks
  3. Be exposed to expert advice and valuable insight through our series of guest lectures
  4. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north
  5. Gain access to a vast range of ideas, skills and facilities which will allow you to take your practice in whichever direction you want
  6. Leeds has a thriving creative sector; home to hundreds of innovative start-ups, agencies, design businesses and countless other opportunities for fine art graduates

MA Fine Art Push the limits of your creativity and experiment with painting, performance, installation, photography, drawing, printmaking, animation, digital processes and other media.