Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

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.


Research and Project Development (120 credit points), Project Realisation and Presentation (120 credit points or 100 credit points) and / or optional research module, Advanced Art and Design Research (20 credit points)

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% by coursework and involves verbal and visual articulation of your practice, learning agreement and presentation of your work in the form of an exhibition.

How to apply

International applicants

**English language requirements** If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You can check our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally. Applicants who have taken a higher degree at a UK university don't usually have to meet this requirement.

Entry requirements

2.1 honours degree in a related subject. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. **Other requirements** IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill), a portfolio and interview. If you hold international qualifications, take a look at the alternative qualifications we accept for this course on the NTU website.

Fees and funding

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Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS