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Fine Art, PgCert | PgDip | MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The MA Fine Art programme offered at the Robert Gordon University provides a series of connected learning experiences, which are delivered through four modules. The Fine Art pathway within the Programme enables you to develop the skills, critical understanding and specialist knowledge required to follow a rewarding career as an independent professional artist.

About

At the Robert Gordon University studying the MA Fine Art provides a tailored learning environment that encourages and supports your creative development, independence in creativity, imagination and ideas. You will gain an understanding of new interdisciplinary practices, conceptual skills and of the debates informing Art & Design practices.

The course is suitable if you have an undergraduate honours degree in Fine Art, Painting, Printmaking, Contemporary Art Practice or Photography, or if you want to develop your career and specialist academic knowledge in these disciplines based on prior professional experience.

Job Prospects

The MA Programme is designed to support you in further developing your subject-specific disciplinary expertise and skill sets to pursue a career in the creative and cultural sectors.

On completion of the Fine Art pathway, you will have the experience to pursue a career as a professional artist or to work within a related role within the creative industries. 

Previous graduates have gone on to exhibit regularly, work within the cultural sector as curators or have made significant career changes and/or progression within respective Further Education and Higher Education teaching sectors. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Contextual Studies and Research Methods
  • Personal Development and Professional Networks
  • Applied Practice in Communication Design
  • Applied Practice in Curatorial Studies
  • Applied Practice in Fashion & Textiles
  • Applied Practice in Fine Art
  • Applied Practice in Jewellery
  • Applied Practice in Product Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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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

  • Applicants will normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13590 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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International Students

  • Part-time: £6,795 /yr

Scottish/EU Students

  • Part-time: £2,750 /yr

Rest of UK Students

Full-time:£6,750

Part-time £3,375 /yr

Living costs for Aberdeen

  • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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