Fine Art (Painting) at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

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.

Assessment method

Your progress is evaluated throughout the course and at the end of each trimester via a mixture of exhibitions, verbal/visual presentations, research folders/blogs and written assignments.

Entry requirements

We're looking for energetic and self-motivated individuals who can work on their own but see the value in collaboration with others. You should enjoy asking questions and solving creative problems. You’ll need a good first degree in Fine Art or equivalent experience, and experience of how fine artists, and the field of Fine Art, work. You’ll be selected on your potential to thrive on the course, as demonstrated by your portfolio and interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9520 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9520 Year 1
England £9520 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9520 Year 1
Scotland £9520 Year 1
Wales £9520 Year 1
EU £17760 Year 1
International £17760 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fine Art (Painting) at Bath Spa University - UCAS