Fine Art at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

Realise your creative potential and learn alongside fellow students across all MA Fine Art and MA Design pathways.

  • Experiment and take risks to develop your practice to a professional level – with expert academic support.
  • Learn from practising artists of national and international standing and benefit from exceptional technical support.
  • Work in permanent studio spaces and excellent workshop facilities, in a purpose-built, interdisciplinary environment.
This studio-based MA Fine Art course allows you to develop your creative potential in a cross-disciplinary environment, using specialist equipment and drawing on the expertise of practising artists and skilled technicians at our Locksbrook campus. Working with students from across the Bath School of Art, Film and Media and School of Design, you’ll study a range of approaches including painting, sculpture, live art and photography, to further your skills and knowledge in your specialist area. You’ll identify your individual position as an artist, develop the appropriate technical skills and learn how to promote and exhibit your work professionally. Key to the Fine Art Master’s at Bath Spa is the chance to specialise in your chosen discipline while learning alongside fellow students across all MA Fine Art and MA Design pathways. You’ll also engage with industry leaders, galleries, museums, curators, artists and businesses, ready for the next step in your professional or academic career.


MA Fine Art at Bath Spa runs over one year and is divided into three trimesters. Trimester one Begin to take chances and challenge your creative processes. You’ll interrogate your existing knowledge and develop skills in an environment that encourages playfulness and artistic risk-taking. You can experiment freely in our wide variety of specialist facilities, open studio spaces, and technical workshops – where expert support is on-hand. Trimester two Building on the work in the first trimester, you’ll maintain an experimental approach, but start to narrow your focus. We’ll help you evaluate your initial studio developments and refine your working strategy. You’ll be encouraged to pay greater attention to the presentation of your practice and to test how finished works relate to each other in, as well as to the spaces of, exhibition sites. Trimester three You’ll work in the studio with increasing independence as you establish a professional practice. You’ll devise and complete your Master’s Project, working to a proposal which contextualises your work within your specialist discipline and leads to your final Degree Show.

Assessment method

Your progress is evaluated by formative assessment (throughout the duration of the course) and summative assessment (at the end of each trimester), through 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 its equivalent in terms of learning or experience, and a good working knowledge of Fine Art contexts and methodologies. Fundamentally, you’ll be selected on your potential to thrive on the programme, as demonstrated by your portfolio and interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9520 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9520 Year 1
Scotland £9520 Year 1
Wales £9520 Year 1
Channel Islands £9520 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £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 at Bath Spa University - UCAS