Postgraduate MA

Fine Art

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Develop the skills to become an independent, innovative creative thinker and practitioner and enhance your portfolio and prepare for practice in the expanded field of the contemporary arts. Our MA Fine Art will provide a range of opportunities you to build advanced technical and theoretical problem-solving strategies as well as advanced interpretative abilities.

This course responds to the breadth of professional and research-led opportunities within fine art and will develop your motivations, ambitions and abilities as an artist working within a wide range of media. You will have the opportunity to explore a number of artistic practices including painting, sculpture, print, installation, video, sound, virtual / augmented reality, performance and curating. While a series of collective projects and events will foster your team-working skills, adaptability and resourcefulness.

You will 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 and ultimately develop new solutions to disseminate and promote your work.

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

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, studio activities, projects and events. Our Inside/Out lecture series will provide you with inspiring case studies and role models, while 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, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses and 170 years of inspiring, challenging and innovative practices
  5. Take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the course and the school; 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.

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