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Fine Art MA (Online)

Falmouth University
2 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Falmouth University

Program description

Fine Art MA (Online)

For almost 120 years, Fine Art at Falmouth has challenged students to develop a practice that engages with the most pressing issues of today and tomorrow.

You'll have the opportunity to collaborate and build networks on a global scale, all while enjoying the flexibility of online study. Through peer-led learning, mentoring and guest lectures with a range of expert professionals, you'll create exhibitions, events and a curated body of work.

You will:

  • Benefit from a vigorous programme of online guest lectures, workshops and masterclasses led by professionals from across the globe.
  • Have the opportunity to collaborate with and develop an international network of art practitioners and peers.
  • Apply critical reflection to define and articulate creative intent and purpose; analysing your practice in relation to specific themes to develop a reflective, adaptive and resilient practice.
  • Build an understanding of the historical and contemporary contexts that situate your practice in relation to the art world's complex global networks and positionalities.
  • Consider the social, environmental and ecological impact of your own practice and how it responds or poses solutions to global challenges.

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Admission requirements

An honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification is desirable. However, candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply. If you'd like to discuss our entry requirements

We'll ask you to provide a portfolio of your most recent work when you apply. You'll need to submit a PDF or single link to your online portfolio. Your portfolio should include 10-15 images, films, or audio artworks. All of the pieces should be captioned with their title, material, size, duration, and date. Please also provide a 300-500 word artist's statement that outlines the ideas and intentions of your practice.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Module 1. Contemporary Positions and Practice

The module allows you to locate your practice within the broad contexts of professional contemporary global art practice and establish a departure point for an independent practice-based research project.

Module 2. Informing Contexts

The module aims to increase your understanding of critical contexts relating to visual culture and critical art practice, positions and contexts.

Module 3. Sustainable Strategies

The module aims to expand your awareness of, and your ability to develop, effective strategies for the production, dissemination and consumption of your practice that are innovative, creative and sustainable.

Module 4. Collaborative Practice

The module enables you to collaborate on creative projects and operate professionally within the creative industries. It aims to identify appropriate audiences and markets for the dissemination of your practice to sustain your career as a practitioner.

Final Major Project

The module aims to enable you to effectively realise a substantial and unique practice-based research project that is located within defined critical and professional contexts.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Tution fee is £11,300 total fee (incl. acceptance fee) - 2 years part time - MA/MSc course
  • £7,600 total fee (incl. acceptance fee) - PGDip course


What you'll learn

Throughout this online master's degree, you'll be challenged to experiment while developing and situating your practice within relevant fields of critical art practice. Foregrounding the importance of sustainability, ethical practice and business know-how, you'll become a resilient and entrepreneurial practitioner, able to navigate global economic, political, social and ecological change.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you could become:

  • Practicing artists
  • Curators and art exhibition or festival organisers
  • Arts teachers, lecturers and technicians
  • Art critics, journalists and publishers
  • Social entrepreneurs or campaigners
  • Research/PhD students

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Falmouth University

For more than 100 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative thinking and design innovation. Today, our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses represents the breadth of the Creative Industries, from art, design and fashion, to gaming, music...

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Falmouth University

Treliever Road
TR10 9FE Penryn Cornwall

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