“Why do I do this and you do that?”
MA Fine Art is an opportunity to look at the familiar with a fresh, perhaps oblique perspective in order to explore how “detour” permits “access”(Jullien 2004) to more subtle yet more complex interpretations. What constitutes a meaningful and useful research methodology in one culture may be considered unknown, unnecessary or redundant in another.
These differences are at the very fabric of the Fine Art course; establishing deliberate cross-cultural dialogues with students from International and UK backgrounds and providing a vehicle for highlighting differences in working practices and methodologies.
Recognising the individual and their aspirations, and celebrating ideas and risk-taking, our approach and experience of encouraging inter-disciplinary and collaborative activity lies with the provision of a meaningful journey for our students beyond the obvious.
The MA Fine Art course represents an exciting opportunity for students to challenge and build on their previous achievements and to study at an advanced level. Students deepen their knowledge and their ability to focus on their chosen field in relation to the key aspects that inform it.
You can also download the full programme specification for MA Fine Art.
What students are doing
Looking for inspiration? Browse our gallery of student work below to find out more about the kinds of projects that our students get involved with.
Staff on the course
Areas of expertise within the course team include: the transformation of both hard and soft materials in the pursuit of meaning; drawing; renewal of painting; the ‘objectness’ of sculpture; installation and space; performance (video) and the document; photography and new media.
Our teaching staff are specialists in their fields. You can find out more about their research interests and experience by browsing their profiles below.
MA (painting), BA (hons) 1st Class (painting)
Simón Granell studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art and The Slade School of Art, London. He is currently MA Fine Art Course Leader at the Arts University Bournemouth. Curatorial projects include Underground (2007) with Roger Ackling and Eric Butcher; a site-specific collaboration in the labyrinth of basement rooms at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, A Machine Aesthetic (2013-2014) at Gallery North, Northumbria University, The Gallery, The Arts University Bournemouth, University...Full profile
Your Interview and Portfolio
As part of your application to MA Fine Art, we’ll invite you to interview and we’ll want to see your portfolio. You can read more about what to include in your portfolio by downloading our Portfolio Guidelines here.