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Leeds School of Arts, student artwork
Postgraduate course

Fine Art

Fine Art

Fine Art

Fine Art

Fine Art


Develop the skills to become an independent, innovative creative thinker and practitioner and enhance your portfolio and prepare for practice in the expanded field of the contemporary arts. Our MA Fine Art will provide a range of opportunities you to build advanced technical and theoretical problem-solving strategies as well as advanced interpretative abilities.

This course responds to the breadth of professional and research-led opportunities within fine art and will develop your motivations, ambitions and abilities as an artist working within a wide range of media. You will have the opportunity to explore a number of artistic practices including painting, sculpture, print, installation, video, sound, virtual / augmented reality, performance and curating. While a series of collective projects and events will foster your team-working skills, adaptability and resourcefulness.

You will increase your level of engagement through a series of practice modules that will encourage creative enquiry and activity. Your study will be supported by research methodologies, which will allow you to question and better understand your own creative practice and ultimately develop new solutions to disseminate and promote your work.

You will be supported as you flourish into an independent, creative practitioner and thinker. Working collectively, you will develop skills of negotiation, adaptability and resourcefulness preparing you to respond to contemporary challenges in the field of art practice.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, studio activities, projects and events. Our Inside/Out lecture series will provide you with inspiring case studies and role models, while our studios, workshops and other practical facilities, such as theatre and performance spaces, screening facilities and recording studios, will offer a stimulating learning environment for your individual ambitions.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

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Course Features

  • Access to guest lectures
  • Specialist facilities
  • Workshops
  • Industry expertise
  • Industry links

Teaching and learning

Chris Bloor
Chris Bloor
Principal Lecturer
Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1987, Chris has exhibited work nationally and internationally. He has collaborated with artist Nathaniel Mellors on several projects and curated exhibitions, including :HYPERCOLON: in Amsterdam, The Nest at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen and in Monitor in Rome. His work spans across a range of disciplines and often focuses the relationship between painting, sculpture, film and video.

Fees & funding

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  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    A hub for creative minds and innovative thinkers, Broadcasting Place is home to our arts, design and architecture students.

  • Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

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