find your perfect postgrad program
Search our Database of 30,000 Courses

Nottingham Trent University: Fine Art

Institution Nottingham Trent University View institution profile
Department School of Art and Design
Study type Taught


This course allows you to develop your artistic practice whilst engaging professionally with the rich and vibrant arts community in Nottingham, which is recognised as having one of the most active artist-led scenes outside London. You will critically engage with, interrogate, and resolve your own practice, as you develop an informed and established body of work.

With an emphasis on professional practice and audience engagement, you will widen your network with partners across the city, including Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange. This will prepare you for the rigours of contemporary practice as both an artist and researcher. Successful completion of this course will give you grounding to progress to PhD study, or our Professional Doctorate course.

On our MFA Fine Art course, you will be able to develop a specific focus to your practice and studies according to your individual needs and abilities while participating in critique, the exploration of relevant contexts and theories of art in order to engage critically with your practice.

Modules include: - Research and Development

  • Culture and Collaboration

  • Advancing Research Design

  • Professional Pathways in the Arts

  • Project Realisation and Presentation

Key features • Dedicate yourself to the studio, focusing and exploring your practice. • Work with the arts community in Nottingham to widen your practice and professional network • Take part in a programme of professional practice, including career development planning and professional work experience • Be supported by staff who are practicing artists in their own right. • Benefit from our extensive links with festivals, arts organisations and artists’ groups locally, nationally and internationally, including our own Bonington Gallery • Opportunity to go on study trips both in the UK and abroad, to locations including Berlin and New York • Opt for an additional research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study. • We are proud to be ranked 13th in the UK for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). • 83% of NTU's research submitted to the 'Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory' Unit of Assessment was assessed to be world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more.

Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

Nottingham Trent University



Why Study at NTU? Nottingham Trent University
A postgraduate qualification can be a game-changer. Those letters after your name could mean a great deal for your career options and future earnings. If you’re interested in postgraduate study, let us help you.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) provides qualifications that help you to learn even more, climb even higher or find a brand-new professional direction.  

Whether you’re looking to further your knowledge in a chosen subject, improve your prospects or want to change careers, NTU has the course for you. With over 30 subject areas to choose from, including some online and …

View Profile

Not what you are looking for?

Browse other courses in Art, Fine art, Community arts, Creative arts, Glass, Metalwork, Woodworking or Art gallery studies, or search our comprehensive database of postgrad programs.

Scholarship Opportunity with

Are you a PG student at this University or have you applied to study a postgraduate program at a university in Europe? Tell us your plans and qualify for a £500.00 PGS Scholarship.

Click here