UCLan’s MA in Fine Art gives students the opportunities to realise an ambitious 'Fine Art Project' to define and sustain a high level of professional practice supported by a 'Contextual Report', which undertake an analytical, critical and creative approach to theoretical formats. It also explores strategies for research publications to create potential employment opportunities, dissemination of practice and publicity networks.
Additionally, you will also have the chance to participate in the innovative MA Fine Art Network by undertaking a module delivered by the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, which explores Curating in Contemporary Art.
The MA in Fine Art utilises the international profile of the staff research team and creates the possibilities for effecting dynamic shifts in cultural production. Our postgraduate Fine Art course offer access to specialist teaching, workshop facilities and good technical support with supportive and accessible learning resources at the library and on the computer network to develop professional, creative and contextual skills. A range of full-time and associate lecturers, all of whom are practising and exhibiting artists teach Fine Art at the UCLan and a team of qualified technical staff and visiting artists also support the course.
With greatly increased employment opportunities, it is a great time to study Fine Art at postgraduate level. Our course reflects the need for suitably experienced artists and art professionals to work in the expanded field of art practice.
Full time and Part time
Full-time: one year. Part-time: two years. No. of modules: MA nine; PG Dip six; PG Cert three The MA includes research, planning, development and the realisation of ambitious projects including an option from the Tate Gallery
School of Art, Design and Performance
No Partner College
To download the Programme Specification for this course, please click here.
MA in Fine Art offers Two Awards in Full-Time or Part-Time mode with an annual intake starting in September: MA Fine Art Studio Practice runs in parallel with MA Site and Archive Intervention.
The MA Fine Art has a modular structure providing students with the opportunity to research, plan, develop and realise an independent Post Graduate Programme at first Post Graduate Certificate, Diploma and then at Master’s Level. The MA Modules in Fine Art encourage student interaction, sharing experience and participation and critical debate (Research Methods, Professional Practice, Degree Project & Contextual Report) and two Specialist Introductory and Project Development Modules.
(C) = Core (O) = Optional
The table applies to full-time study over three Semesters. If studying part-time you can take up to four modules per year over two years.
Teaching and Learning involves a combination of lectures, seminars, screenings, presentations, group and individual tutorials, with case studies including artists’ initiatives, placements [if appropriate] to develop an integrated and experimental view of theory and practice. All students are allocated an individual
Supervisor. Students also undertake a Professional Practice Programme delivered by Research Staff, Visiting Artists, Lecturers, Curators, Funding Agencies and representatives from Public Arts, Administrators and Regional Arts Associations when available. Attendance for part-time students will be on average one day a week and it may occasionally be necessary to attend on two days depending on the semester. Individual tutorials with supervisors are by prior arrangement.
Satisfactory demonstration / completion of entire module learning outcomes/ assessment. ‘MA Fine Art Project’ &‘Contextual Report’ graded as a percentage. Students present the Fine Art Project in the public domain with a Contextual Report.
Careers as Practising artist achieving both a professional level of awareness and high standard of visual work, in addition Fine Art can also encompass a broader range of possibilities, as artists and designers, work in the creative industries and the public realm and in education.
Progression routes (Tags)
£5,000 per year
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.
Application for postgraduate courses is made directly to the University. Application forms for full-time and part-time taught degrees can be obtained from Enquiry Management.
Phone +44 (0)1772 892400 or
Forms should be returned to:
Admissions, University of Central Lancashire,
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom.
Applicants should submit a University Postgraduate Application Form with an application statement [refer to application guidelines] and a relevant visual submission [10-15 slides, CD Rom or appropriate visual and/or contextual work]. Information on the research and professional interests of the Fine Art Staff is available at: