June 6, 2008

MA Fine Arts, York St John University Call for Applications

York St John University

Contact: [email protected]


York St John University now offers a one-year full time or two years part-time taught Masters programme in Fine Arts. We have designed a curriculum entirely focused on developing artists’ abilities and capacities for professional, vocational and academic innovation. We emphasise relationships between composition, reflection, practice and dissemination across a dynamic breadth of fine arts disciplines such as digital arts, lens-based media, painting and drawing, performance art and sculptural installation. The programme lays equal emphasis upon developing both studio and commission practice, ensuring engagement with wider culture and society. We seek capable, questioning and dedicated practitioners from across a diversity of fine arts practice whether in the UK, Europe or beyond to contribute to our research-driven learning environment and to make the most of the opportunities our programme offers.

Programme Aims

The MA Fine Arts programme will enable you to develop and locate your practice in relation to current bodies of knowledge and practice in the fine arts, building a strong and increasingly confident practice through awareness and interaction with current contexts of professional practice. You will improve and deepen your academic knowledge, skills and methodological awareness, potentially providing preparation for advanced practice-based research in the fine arts. There will also be opportunity to engage with potential for crossing disciplines both within and beyond current fine arts practice.

Entry requirements

Candidates for entry to the MA programme would normally posses either:
– A good undergraduate degree in a related subject or branch of Fine Arts or Visual Arts practice as Single or Joint Honours or potentially in a Major/Minor combination.
– Experience of working in a professional arts environment or extensive experience of arts practice.

International students will need to demonstrate equivalent experience/qualifications as UK/EU students and evidence of English Language competence where necessary. All candidates will submit an application form in the first instance, followed by a portfolio of work and interview where appropriate.

Key Features

– The developing artist’s practice is at the centre of the programme and you will take practice-based modules throughout the degree.
– Delivery will make use of workshop, studio, seminar and virtual environments, providing an opportunity to explore the interrelationships between practice, reflection and knowledge.
– The existence of parallel MA Fine Arts and MA Performance programmes within the Faculty will provide students with opportunities to develop cross-disciplinary awareness and practices.
– The programme is designed to enhance the reflective strategies you employ in your creative decision making and your awareness of issues of dissemination within your present and future practice.
– Teaching, learning and research enables discovery of ways in which composition, creation, dissemination in the production of fine arts practice has evolved into its present media and forms.


A team of highly committed practitioners and academics will work closely with you to provide a great learning experience. Visiting lecturers and guest speakers will also make key inputs to enrich the programme and broaden your knowledge.
To discuss this opportunity please contact Roddy Hunter, Head of Fine Arts at [email protected]

York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York. YO31 7EX, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 1904 624624 Fax: +44 (0) 1904 612512

Image above: Annetta Wormald

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