Anglia Ruskin University: Fine Art (MA)

InstitutionAnglia Ruskin University View institution profile
Department Cambridge School of Art
Telephone 01245 68 68 68
Study type Taught


Our Master’s course will allow you to investigate a range of approaches used in fine art, from painting, sculpture, and printmaking, to more contemporary media such as photography, video, digital media, installation, sound and performance.

You’ll spend much of your time working and researching independently - but you’ll also learn about recent theories, contexts and practices in lectures, seminars and one-to-one tutorials.

We’ll give you the chance to test out your ideas in a professional environment, and to pick up important transferable skills for your career through group and individual presentations and critiques, exhibiting, curation and critical writing.

Here at Cambridge School of Art, you’ll be supported by lecturers who are themselves experienced artists. So as well as having access to artists who are working across many disciplines at the forefront of contemporary art practice, you’ll receive invaluable advice and direction for your future career.

Course Leader: Dr Veronique Chance.

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Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
•If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
•Applicants to this course will be required to attend interview and display a portfolio of work for assessment. Applicants resident outside of mainland UK only may submit a portfolio electronically.
Your portfolio should:
•show examples of your recent visual practice and, where possible, include work that represents some of the themes and areas that you would like to develop on the course. Your examples could take the form of original artworks or good-quality reproductions in hard copy or digital form
•contain evidence of visual or textual research that has informed the development of your practice.

If you’re an international applicant, please host your portfolio online if possible and let us know the URL, or email it to us as a PDF. We’ll also accept CDs or hardcopy sent by post to our International Admissions Office, but please note that these will not be returned to you.


Assessment is based on visual research outcomes, written evaluative statements a 6000-word dissertation.


On most of our core modules, you’ll demonstrate your progress through visual research outcomes supported by a written evaluative statement, except for the Master’s Dissertation where you’ll submit a 6,000-word contextual essay.

Location Cambridge Campus
East Road


EU 7100 GBP for Year 1
England 7100 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7100 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7100 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7100 GBP for Year 1

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While our roots date back to 1858, when John Ruskin opened our Cambridge School of Art, we’re more interested in your future. At ARU we’ll help you achieve your ambitions, support you throughout your studies and help prepare you for life after university. You’ve worked hard to get here, and we’ll help you get a good degree and makes friends and networks for life.

Come to global university where careers begin. From day one, we will help you work towards your ambitions, graduating with industry-recognised qualifications valued the world over.

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