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Bath Spa University: Fine Art (Painting)

Institution Bath Spa University View institution profile
Department Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Telephone 01225 876180
Study type Taught


Develop your practice in contemporary painting on this specialist MA Course.

  • Expand your skills, knowledge and confidence through research, experimentation and independent inquiry.

  • Work in permanent studio spaces with excellent workshop facilities and exceptional academic and technical support in painting.

  • Learn from practising artists and curators through our acclaimed program of visiting speakers.

This studio-centred course offers you the opportunity to explore and develop your own painting practice. We’ll encourage you to experiment, take risks and establish your own strategy for working. You’ll develop specialist skills and knowledge through a combination of making, research and professional development.

Drawing on the specialist resources available in our outstanding studios, making spaces and our painting methods room, you’ll develop your research and technical knowledge in painting. Combining practical and theoretical knowledge will help you to evolve your work in new ways.

This Fine Art Painting MA recognises the significant history of painting at Bath School of Art, Film and Media, and builds on our teaching and research strengths in painting, connecting to our established partnership with the Freelands Foundation, their fellowship programme and acclaimed painting prize.

You’ll learn with our team of practising artists reputed for their material and technical expertise and research in painting. Working alongside these tutors, you'll engage with critical and current debates in the discipline of painting and the expanded field.


Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is about more than studying. It’s about getting stuck in: thinking, making and doing. About bumping into friends on campus, embracing challenges and genuinely caring. We push boundaries and ourselves. If that sounds good to you, you’ll fit in well.

Why Bath Spa?

Excellent Reputation
Our origins date back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art, so we've built our reputation on more than 160 years of tradition and success. We're growing steadily too, with exciting courses and areas of research. 

Well connected
We have partnerships with businesses, organisations and institutions in every corner of …

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