James Epps, Master of Fine Art, 2023.

Master of Fine Art

Award
Master of Fine Art
Location
Glasgow
School
School of Fine Art
Applications
Direct to School

Programme overview

A two-year, multidisciplinary programme: both of these fundamental facts are significant. A two-year programme of study offers students an opportunity to analyse their creative practice in depth, and to modify, develop and secure it accordingly. The multidisciplinary context also ensures that developments in creative practice are explored and consolidated through critical analysis in a more productive way. MFA students learn from, and contribute to, the delivery of the programme curriculum, the experiences of their peers, and the wider art community based within the city of Glasgow. Within this situation a premium is placed upon independent learning, self-reliance, originality, initiative and enterprise. Students develop their working practices in order to explore and advance their own specific interests and academic agendas. Such interests usually take the form of a combination of formal, technical, thematic and theoretical concerns. Through the development of individual research students are encouraged to explore their practices in relation to wider cultural, theoretical and historical contexts. Regular tutorial support from the MFA core teaching team and a wide range of visiting lecturers allows students the opportunity to discuss their work with experts. Critical feedback is also available by means of group critiques. Many MFA students are also engaged in other initiatives throughout the city. Such extracurricular activity contributes significantly to the learning experiences of the students involved, and makes an invaluable contribution to the ongoing cultural life of the MFA programme and the city at large. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow.

Jiyoon Lee, Master of Fine Art, 2023.

How to apply

More on how to apply for all of our postgraduate programmes.

Ramona Lindsay, Painting and Printmaking, 2023.

Application Guidelines + Digital Portfolio

Christian Bronstein, Master of Fine Art, 2023

This guide contains important information including entry requirements, English language requirements, the application process and sample portfolios.

Postgraduate Showcase

Join us for Postgraduate Degree Show - immerse yourself in our digital showcase of graduating students' work and see final year projects from students of this programme.

Chuan Du, MLitt Fine Art Practice, 2023.

Graduate destinations

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Information to Support You In Planning Your Learning

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Current Programme Specification

Additional information to support you in planning your learning. Individual departments levy material fees as indicated on this page. You should budget for each year of your programme of study and should allow for costs over and above your fees and maintenance.

Reading Lists

Visit the library for the specialist reading lists for this programme. Key resources are expected to be read/viewed by all students enrolled on this course during study. You can also find wider and suggested reading on the subject, with many of the contents available to read online once students have enrolled on the programme.

Weronika Siuda, Textile Design, 2018.

International Students + VISAs

As one of the leading art schools in the UK, The Glasgow School of Art welcomes international students to all of its programmes. The School offers an environment in which difference is encouraged and diversity of background and approach is valued.

Ka Ki Wong, MDes Photography, 2017.

Exchange & Study Abroad

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This programme participates in the Associate Student Scheme

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This programme is subject to validation

We review the content of our programmes regularly, making changes where necessary to improve the student experience and our graduate prospects.  This programme is being reviewed and is subject validation. You can read more about what ‘Subject to Validation’ means here.

Kate Timney, MLitt Art Writing School of Fine Art, 2023.