M.A. On Campus

Fine Art

University of the Arts London (UAL)

24 months
15165 GBP/year
6045 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Fine Art at the University of the Arts London (UAL)  you will critically address what it means to practice as an artist today.


Course overview

MA Fine Art at the University of the Arts London (UAL) supports a broad range of experimental practices. It will test and challenge your practice, bringing it into a contemporary critical context. Our research-based teaching strategies actively seek to extend your experience and skills. We work responsively to your changing needs as individuals. We also encourage collaborative projects in relation to your work. 

The course is home to a wide range of international artists. Our students work in many media including painting, sculpture, print, installation, time-based and digital. The course offers an environment where complex social, cultural and artistic view-points are negotiated. Art-making in this context is a testing ground for ideas and media. Artists who study with us are open to change not just in expanding their practices but in creating new positions. Our focus is on student-centred learning, bringing your work and the way you make and imagine practice to critical scrutiny. You will develop your individual research into confident, sustained practice. 

We place an emphasis on the investigation of materials and processes of fabrication; the intelligence of the work is in the making and the approach to realisation. The MA Fine Art course itself has a track record of innovative teaching. There are opportunities to work with students from different disciplines and at different levels of qualification and this can happen through the extended, digital, campus as well as focused projects. Recent examples have investigated sound-based practices, archival work, virtual reality, photogrammetry, digital publication and animation. These projects strengthen critical engagement with contemporary technologies of making and dissemination. They also work as forums for cross-course and transdisciplinary exchange and collaboration. 

An intensive programme of study will develop your skills and knowledge of research methods in art-related fields. Your learning will extend across our postgraduate Art programme, offering opportunities to meet your peers and to become familiar with the College’s research community. On the course, we aim to provide you with a range of opportunities and learning experiences, giving you a broad skill-set to go out into professional life.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Enquiry and Process

  • Knowledge and Communication

  • Communication and Realisation

  • Collaborative projects

  • Lecture programme

  • Interim exhibition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

However, this course will remain open until places have been filled. We recommend you submit your application as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  • An honours degree
  • Or an equivalent EU/international qualification.
We select applicants according to potential and current ability in the following areas: 
  • The quality of your practice 
  • Ability to devise and develop a self-directed programme of study 
  • The ability to develop and contextualise work in written form 
  • The ability to analyse and evaluate in both visual and oral terms 
  • Eagerness to contribute to the learning environment at postgraduate level.
  • Personal statement - Your personal statement should give us information about yourself and why you want to join the course (between 300-500 words)
  • Indicative project proposal

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15165 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15165 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6045 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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