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Fine Art, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Fine Art course at Kingston University is a studio-based, research-centred programme for those who wish to explore the subtle and complex relationships between the production and display of contemporary art within the context of professional excellence. It will challenge you to develop your personal vision and create clear, meaningful and appropriate work.

About

The Fine Art course at Kingston University incorporates a taught programme that primarily demands a considerable degree of investigation and experimentation. You will focus on practical and theoretical issues surrounding the development of fine art practice in relation to specific contexts, and will be required to interrogate the positioning of your practice through curatorial intervention and collaboration, providing preparation for professional practice and/or further research. You will also be encouraged to create interdisciplinary alliances and will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments, both individually and collaboratively.

Key features

  • This course offers a unique opportunity for artists to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the context of a critical understanding of contemporary fine art practice.
  • You will produce self-initiated work from the outset. Individual tutorials, seminar presentations and practical workshops will support your studies.
  • The course will enable you to capitalise on the School's existing and well-established networks. We also encourage you to develop your own networks and support structures.

Where this course will take you

Examples of recent graduate destinations for this and similar courses include:

  • Commercial Gallery
  • Artist collectives
  • Artist residencies
  • Self-organised artists exhibitions
  • Artist spaces – e.g. Beirut, Korea
  • Gallery Assistant – International
  • PhD programmes – International
  • MPhil programmes – International

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Project
  • Theory – Seminar
  • Masters Project (Exhibition and Research Publication)
  • Integrated Research Project
  • Option modules

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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 should have a good BA(Hons) degree in fine art, architecture, landscape architecture or spatial design; or an equivalent British or overseas qualification.
  • We will also consider applicants with relevant work experience.
  • We will ask you to upload a portfolio online on receipt of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 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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