University of Bolton: Fine Art (MA)

InstitutionUniversity of Bolton View institution profile
Department Art, Design and Media
Telephone 01204 903903
Study type Taught


Want to develop your artistic practice to a higher level? Building on your previous studies, our Fine Art Master’s degree aims to develop and broaden your knowledge and skills using new and alternative media. External partners and arts-based agencies provide opportunities to engage directly with the world of contemporary fine art.

Our MA in Fine Art offers an exciting opportunity to explore, develop and create. This course gives you the freedom to enhance your practical and creative skills, underpinned by a contextual research-based programme of critical studies. You’ll have a personal supervisor and work in the studio alongside your fellow MA Fine Art students. In addition, sessions focusing on entrepreneurial and contemporary exhibition/curatorial skills will help to extend your understanding of current practice and business management.

During your studies, you’ll develop a body of work for exhibition in the purpose-built fine art studio/exhibition area, to be held at the end of the course. You’ll have the chance to apply for commissions and work for external agencies, and be encouraged to make external links through exhibition or artist-in-residency opportunities.

Former Fine Art students were instrumental in founding Neo:artists Studios, a Bolton-based internationally-recognised contemporary art group with a dynamic exhibition programme. As an MA student you’ll have opportunities to access the facilities and mentoring at Neo:artists, in addition to the tuition and guidance you receive at the University.

1 course option

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Normally, you should have an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree (or higher) in an Art and Design related subject.
We’ll be happy to consider your application if you have alternative qualifications and/or experience demonstrating appropriate knowledge and skills at HE6.
You'll be required to attend for interview and provide a portfolio of appropriate work.
If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.5 with normally no less than 6.0 in any band (or equivalent).

Location Main Site
Deane Road

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