With our Masters degree in Fine Art at ARU, Anglia Ruskin University, teaching is primarily through one-to-one and group tutorials, seminars, workshops and studio critiques, in which you will learn about recent theories, contexts and practices.
You are also encouraged and expected to develop your work and research independently. You will be supported by teaching staff who are themselves experienced artists, working across different disciplines.
Our Fine Art Research Unit series of talks – and other specialist talks across ARU – let you hear invited artists, PhD students and staff talk about their work and engage in debates about contemporary art practice.
You will also benefit from links we have with external arts organisations, galleries and exhibition spaces, both in Cambridge and further afield. As London is only a short train journey away, we encourage you to visit relevant exhibitions and events in this important artistic centre. In addition, we promote student participation in open and prestigious competitions and prizes.
This postgraduate degree in Fine Art will further prepare you for life as a practising artist and develop important transferable skills in writing proposals, exhibition practice, curating, research and critical writing. These will be invaluable skills for alternative arts careers in curating, museum and gallery education or management, or teaching.
Our emphasis on professional practice contributes to regular student success in major national and international competitions and an active student engagement with live professional exhibition projects and exhibitions. In Cambridge, the course has developed particularly strong links with art organisations including Aid & Abet, Changing Spaces, Wysing Arts and Cambridge Artworks, with many alumni actively involved in these and with projects further afield. New developments include the programming of a specialist Fine Art Professional Practice day, aimed at both students and alumni.
- Process and Practice as Research (30 Credits)
- Acts and Discourses (30 Credits)
- Fine Art: Critical Practice (30 Credits)
- Masters Dissertation: Art and Design (30 credits)
- Masters Project: Art and Design