Art - Fine Art

Ulster University - Belfast

Art - Fine Art

Established in 1979, this rigorous studio-based programme is delivered with the expertise of a staff of internationally recognised artists. Within the studio environment, the diversity of the teaching staff's professional experience reflects the range of approaches and contexts the course embraces.

It recognises contemporary art practice as open and pluralistic, encouraging dialogue between diverse disciplines. This approach facilitates working in a flexible manner to offer maximum opportunities for individual practice and exploration of traditional exhibition formats, alongside broader models of production and dissemination.

Critical discourse on practice, with an emphasis on creative analysis and self-reflection, contributes to an understanding of art within larger cultural, social, and political contexts.

Many of our graduates go on to establish successful studios, exhibiting internationally, gaining public-art commissions, residencies, fellowships, and awards. Others develop careers in other arts sectors such as curatorial practice, art writing, community arts, education, research, and administration. Further information on the MFA Fine Art and its alumni activity is available at

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

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    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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