April 13, 2015

Call for applications: BxNU MFA in Fine Art

Northumbria University
Peer to peer session at BALTIC 30 including artwork by Tim Croft. Image courtesy of the artist and Northumbria University.

The BxNU Master of Fine Art (MFA) at Northumbria University has been developed in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The two-year course offers ambitious artists the opportunity to participate in a unique postgraduate degree programme, centred on the vibrant and dynamic studio culture of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle’s city centre.

The Institute is a base for BALTIC Professor Christine Borland and a network of internationally active artists, academics and curators who provide world-class teaching and mentorship in contemporary art practice and research. The BxNU MFA course sits within the wider BALTIC 39 studio culture of postgraduate research, with regular opportunities to engage with the PhD, MRes, and Art and Education MA students also resident in studios at BALTIC 39. The BxNU MFA provides students with exceptional opportunities to develop their art practice in this vibrant context, supported by outstanding exhibition facilities and dedicated studio spaces.

The generous, purpose-designed studio and exhibition spaces at BALTIC 39 are the focal point of the course where students are supported to develop their individual practice, through experimentation and critical reflection. We endorse a multi-disciplinary approach to fine art and welcome all forms of artistic practice.

The MFA course benefits from its direct proximity to BALTIC’s stunning 300-square-meter, top-floor galleries. These spaces are managed and programmed by the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art as a project space where artists and guest curators have the freedom to experiment and stretch the boundaries of critical art practice, they are also host the MFA graduating exhibition. As an MFA student you will take advantage of talks and symposia organised in response to the gallery’s exhibition programme and participate in collaborative events, like BALTIC Professor’s interdisciplinary Meeting Place discussions and the innovative Peer to Peer and RESPOND programmes, all of which embody the spirit of openness and exchange at BALTIC 39.

For applications for entry in September 2015 and information on BALTIC scholarships please see our website or contact us: T +44 (0) 191 349 5600 / [email protected].

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