12 months
14100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Fine Art MA at De Montfort University will develop your artistic practice, contextual awareness and theoretical understanding within a stimulating and distinctive studio environment.

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Reasons to study Fine Art MA at De Montfort University :

  • You will have access to dedicated studio space and will be part of a large and dynamic cohort of Fine Art students, from BA to PhD level
  • As well as having access to a range of visiting artists and critical input, you will be able to lead discussion groups and seminars
  • The teaching team is comprised of practicing artists. This ensures that you will learn real-world skills that are in touch with the creative arts sector, the latest technologies and current thinking
  • You will learn to be an independent, creative risk taker who embraces critical thinking and who has the ability to make decisions in complex situations
  • The new Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses - find out more

This Fine Art MA at De Montfort University will develop your artistic practice, contextual awareness and theoretical understanding within a stimulating and distinctive studio environment.

The course will introduce you to emerging trends in contemporary practice and enable you to find your voice in a fast-evolving visual culture that is increasingly collaborative, networked and dispersed. You will leave equipped with all the necessary skills to produce and exhibit your work, to deal with change, and to negotiate your individual, critical and creative position.

The course is designed to give you the skills for continuous development throughout your artistic, professional, and academic life. You will be supported from the outset in developing research methods and aims that are pertinent to your creative practice and your professional ambitions. 

Graduate careers

The Fine Art MA course develops the skills, attributes and knowledge necessary for a career as an exhibiting artist. However, you will also leave with a range of transferable skills that enhance competitiveness in a range of graduate careers. These skills include the ability to:

  • Initiate research
  • Exercise your initiative and remain independent
  • Be a creative risk taker
  • Embrace critical thinking
  • Make decisions in complex situations

You will leave the course with the independent learning ability that is necessary for continuous professional development, enabling you to adapt to changing professional pressures and opportunities.

There is extensive potential for self-employment as an artist, or for employment in other closely related areas such as public and community art, education, curation and cultural journalism. Many graduates take their transferable skills into businesses that require creativity and independence, working in the wider creative sector.

For others, a Fine Art MA is the first step on an academic career. The course is excellent preparation for an MPhil or PhD that can lead to employment in higher education.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in Fine Art or a related subject.

  • If you have other professional qualifications or industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £4,050 (part-time) per year.


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. 
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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