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November 29, 2013

Call for applications: MA/MFA in Fine Art

Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
Lara Kamhi, Chaosmos, 2013. Kinetic video projection installation with plaster and glass sculptures, sizes variable. Photo © Mick Farrell.

The Slade School of Fine Art is currently welcoming MA/MFA Fine Art applications for 2014 entry.

The Slade is a vibrant and dynamic art school at the forefront of art education and with an established history of excellence. Set at the heart of UCL, in the centre of London, the Slade brings together students from countries throughout the world, offering a creative and stimulating environment in which to develop fine art practice.

The Slade offers two masters degrees in Fine Art, an MA and an MFA. The MA is a two-year (24 month) studio-based programme with a history and theory of art component. The MFA is a two-academic-year (18 month) studio-based programme including a critical studies component.

Students on the MA and MFA follow the same studio course and work alongside each other in their chosen studio discipline of painting, sculpture or fine-art-media (which includes electronic media, photography, print, film, video and sound). Both programmes provide an intellectual and creative environment in which you can develop your individual potential as a professional artist, conducting independent research in your chosen area of study. The practice of contemporary art and the history and theories that inform it are approached in an open, experimental and imaginative way.

The studio programme is delivered through critiques, tutorials, workshops and lectures. In the first year the emphasis is placed on investigation and experimentation, as well as developing theoretical and technical skills. The second year builds on and consolidates the learning and experimentation of the first year in readiness for the final degree show and a career as a practicing artist. All studio staff are practicing artists with significant exhibition profiles, and our History and Theory of Art staff are scholars with established public profiles.

There are a number of professional practice opportunities including commission competitions and awards offered to Slade students on the course. These include a number of commissions for art works, including most recently for the entrance of UCL’s Grant Museum; performance events at Camden Arts Centre; a number of awards, for example the Red Mansion Prize, a month-long residency in Beijing, and the Adrian Carruthers Award, an ACME studio for one year awarded to a graduating student.

Our Slade workshops, include print, bookbinding, electronic media, sculpture, photography, film, video and sound and all MA/MFA students may make project proposals to use the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square. Our students have access to a wide range of other facilities within UCL, its libraries and museums including UCL Art Museum and UCL’s Institute of Making. Our location in the centre of London and London’s art world enables easy access to a wide range of unparalleled learning resources including many important galleries, museums, libraries, cultural institutions and theatres.


Application deadline and procedures
Deadline: 1 January 2014
Application deadlines are for entry in September 2014

Graduate Open Studios: 11 December 2013

For details of our admissions and portfolio inspection procedures please see our website at www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/degrees/ma-mfa – admissions

We are delighted to be able to offer six fully funded MA/MFA studentships for UK/EU students, and three overseas graduate scholarships for international (non-EU) students entering in 2014.

Information on fees, funding, scholarships, bursaries and prizes can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/degrees/ma-mfa

We welcome applications from UK/EU and international students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Enquiries: [email protected]

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