You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first term includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.
Context and Method
Through a series of lectures and seminars, this unit provides an overview of a range of current debates. These will provide you with a cultural and intellectual context for the consideration of ideas in fine art and encourage your active engagement with them. Our programme addresses interdisciplinary issues across the fine arts, through discussion of theory and consideration of specific artworks and texts.
This unit is concerned with the exploration of creative practice, to help inform the detailed development of your project proposal.
During term two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
You'll begin developing your project, evaluating and testing the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.
In the third term of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.
You'll apply knowledge and experience gained in previous units, to create the realisation of your final MA project. This project realisation is the culmination and consolidation of your studies in the form of a resolved piece, or body of work.
Fees and additional course costs
The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:
- UK and EU students full-time - £6,910
- UK and EU students part-time - £3,540
- International students full-time - £15,500 (standard fee)
- International students full-time - £14,880 (full early payment fee)
The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.
Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2019 entry.
Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:
These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.
Fee discounts and scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
There are two specific scholarship available for this course:
- Elfriede Windsor scholarship
- Value - £5,000
- Eligibility - Current UCA students who will be progressing onto an MA in either Ceramics or Fine Art.
- Selection Criteria - Academic excellence / 2.1 or above anticipated.
- Nick Jack scholarship
- Value - £5,000
- Eligibility - Applicants to MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury. Applicants are welcome from both home and international students.
- Selection Criteria - Academic excellence / financial need.
To find out more about our Creative Scholarships and to apply for these scholarship please go to the: postgraduate financial support section.
Working internationally with other universities, local and national galleries and museums, and specialist partners within industry, our course draws on a number of industrial links and expertise from a range of creative fields.
You'll be actively encouraged to show and distribute your work outside of the university context. And guest lectures and professional practice seminars will enable you to develop your personal networks and awareness of professional practice.
Connections include local arts organisations such as:
- London Art Fair
- Stour Valley Arts
- Strange Cargo
- The Creative Foundation
- The Whitstable Biennale
- Turner Contemporary.