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Fine Art

University of Leeds

12 months
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The Fine Art programme at the University of Leeds allows artists to develop a body of work within the contexts of the studio, production, dissemination and audience. 

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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 Fine Art  programme at the University of Leeds  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 course 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.


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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


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

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180 alternative credits


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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.

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.


If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies offers the Head of School Excellence Scholarship (International) for international applicants starting in September 2021. The application form and further information can be found on the University website.

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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