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What will I learn?

This MFA, described as one of the most influential MFA programmes in the world, subjects art-making to critical scrutiny. Artists on the programme strengthen the motivation, self-reflection and ambition of their practice and its leading ideas.

While on the programme you will continually engage with what it means to practise as an artist today and the position taken by an art-practice in relation to art's complex history and its currency in wider social and cultural processes.

Given the wide international breadth of artists on the programme and the open range of media welcomed in it, a primary concern in discussion is how a particular artist's work and ideas are understood in and across different social, artistic and intellectual contexts.

Our primary emphasis is on how artists look to shift prevalent expectations and whether their work does so – perhaps then transforming what art might be. We place a strong emphasis on student-centred learning, particularly in the studio seminars and personal tutorials based on your art-making, its key concerns and ideas and their mutual interdevelopment. A lecture programme will, in addition, contribute to your understanding of concerns relating to contemporary art in broader contexts.

Careers

Graduates from the MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths go on to success in a range of fields. As well as the many internationally renowned artists who have studied at Goldsmiths, others have gone onto become gallerists or curators or have entered the fields of art administration, education and other cultural industries.

The course at Goldsmiths enables you to focus on the development of your own skills and aspirations and to equip you with the resources to succeed in your chosen profession.

Which department am I in?

Art

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£24,130.00 (24,72,027) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021

Venue

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross,

Lewisham,

SE14 6NW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students will normally need a Bachelor’s degree in a subject relevant to your proposed area of postgraduate study.

For international students

Applicants for year One full-time and part-time (home/EU only) Diploma stage need to have an undergraduate degree of at least second class international equivalent and experience as an artist. Applicants for entry directly onto Year Two full-time and Year Three part-time of the programme (home/EU only) routes: They must already be in possession of 120 grade credits for postgraduate study from another programme to apply for direct entry into Year Two of the programme on either a full or part-time basis. Requirement for part-time study: students need to have their own studio space in which to work over the four years of the programme. Students might also be considered for some programmes if they aren’t a graduate or their degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that students have the ability to work at postgraduate level. Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing and no element lower than 6.5. TOEFL: 90 overall with 23 in Writing and 21 in each other skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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