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This intensive Fine Art course from University of Leeds allows artists to develop a body of work within the contexts of the studio, production, dissemination and audience.


We encourage applications from artists working, or wishing to work in, studio-based, socially engaged practice, or collaborative practice, as artist curators, as art writers or within art education.

This Masters degree aims to provide the basis for future professional art practice, curatorial engagement or academic research at a higher level.

You will develop your art practice in purpose built studios, working towards a final exhibition and dissertation, supported by a series of seminars, tutorials, group critiques and a visiting speaker programme.

The Fine Art course from University of Leeds is taught by practising artists, writers and theorists and supported by the region’s internationally recognised resources including the Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery, the National Science and Media Museum, The Tetley and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

As well as studio and exhibition work, you will take an optional module to explore critical and theoretical issues such as aesthetics, deconstruction, feminist studies and museum practice.

Career opportunities

You will develop your art practice and write critically about the context of artistic work and outcomes of your work.

Throughout the course, you have the chance to gain skills in organising and curating events and exhibitions, researching, interpreting and analysing artistic work, as well as developing your cultural and visual awareness.

All of these traits are valuable in a wide range of careers.

Fine Art graduates have gone on to develop artist-led studios and galleries, and work in curatorial and educational roles around the world - both on a freelance basis and for major art institutions.

Others have decided to develop their research interests through PhD study at Leeds or at another institution, or have pursued careers in teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MA Exhibition
  • Advanced Research Skills 
  • MA Fine Art Dissertation
  • Studio Practice
  • Derrida and Deconstruction
  • Reading Sexual Difference
  • Jewish Museums and the Display of Cultural Difference
  • The Margins of Medieval Art

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
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in fine art or a related subject area. Professional experience will also be considered.
  • You must also submit a portfolio of recent artwork in one or more media which highlights your interest and understanding of global contemporary art practice.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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