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Fine Art, MA/PgDip/PgCert

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This dynamic programme will support you by engaging with the challenges inherent in building your artistic practice. It provides you with a framework within which you will experiment, work through personal investigations, and be encouraged to work in the medium/s most appropriate to your ideas. Subject themed seminars focused on contemporary art now, alongside group critiques of your visual work integrate practice and theory, and provide a forum for sharing and exploring perspectives. Applying critical reflection and locating your work within a contemporary environment of ideas, you will develop your practice to produce a substantial body of work.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, you will be able to take advantage of our facilities and expertise in painting, drawing, digital media, photography, video, sculpture, installation and printmaking. Constantly looking outward, exploring the contemporary context of your work will enable you to understand the relevance and agency of your work within today’s creative landscape.

The course emphasises practical exploration, supervised independent learning, reflection and critical evaluation. You’ll be encouraged to share your knowledge, experience and perceptions. The course promotes intellectual enquiry, a high level of practical and technical ability, and the acquisition of a professional skill set. Its aim is for graduating students to be fully prepared as competitive arts professionals.

Programme Structure

 Courses Included:

  •  Major Fine Art Project
  • Art Practice 1 : Visual Enquiry and the Contemporary
  •  Art Practice 2: Extended Visual Enquiry
  • Developing Professional Practice
  •  Research and Context

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 24 months
          • Intensity Flexible
          • Part-time variant
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        • Minimum required score:


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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: Lower Second Class

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General Requirements

        • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
        • Applicants will be considered on a individual basis
        • You will be invited to attend an interview
        • A portfolio of work is essential

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          13840 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 13840 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA

          6300 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 6300 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Cheltenham

        • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
          Living Costs

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