Bath Spa University: Fine Art (MA/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionBath Spa University View institution profile
Department Bath School of Art and Design
Telephone 01225 875875
Study type Taught


- Advance your creative potential and develop your work to professional exhibiting level.

- Taught by practicing artists of national and international standing.

- Permanent individual studio spaces (for full-time students) and excellent technical expertise and support.

The aim of the course is to examine and critically engage with the practice of art making. It is designed to stimulate and influence individuals to develop independent language in Fine Art through critical, ambitious and disciplined studio practice. The course structure facilitates and actively supports a broad range of activities (from painting to live art) with the aim of questioning and articulating historical and contemporary art contexts and practices.

The MAFA is a studio based programme, supported by excellent facilities and workshops and taught by nationally and internationally renowned practicing artists whose experience and knowledge of the subject facilitates a dynamic, dialogue-based learning environment.

Fine Art graduates have worked and exhibited nationally and internationally, and established successful fine art practices.

6 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Good 1st degree in fine art or its equivalent in terms of learning or experience required; applicants are selected on ability, as demonstrated in a portfolio and interview.


At the end of each trimester the modules completed are assessed by internal staff, moderated by an external examiner. Assessment of each stage of the studio element of the course is by exhibition and all related materials and the research modules are assessed by an oral/visual presentation made by the student of their practitioner ‘position’ at the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma stage.


Research methodologies; studio 1 (re-establishment of studio practice); studio 2 (developing studio practice); aspects of contemporary art practice; studio 3 (advanced studio practice).

Location Sion Hill
Sion Hill Place

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