University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts offers emerging artists an intensive programme of development to professional practice. The course is designed to help enhance the making, criticality and articulation of your practice. It aims to expand your work’s audiences and contextual reach. Experimental studio practice and individual inquiry are activated in professional contexts that challenge what art is or could be, how art is communicated, and how artists can develop their practices in forward'thinking and culturally progressive ways.

**What can you expect?**

• To participate in regular studio consultancies, discussions, field trips and workshops.

• To actively engage with a wide array of practitioners and thinkers.

• To independently produce critically aware work.

• To contextualise your work in relation to contemporary cultural practices and ideas.

• To participate in discursive and collaborative practices with colleagues.

• To build your professional experience and portfolio through regular participation in public exhibitions, events and publications.

• To participate in our partnerships network, through which we organise workshops, lectures, seminars, studio visits, field trips and exhibitions. These currently include the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the UAL Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN).

• To be involved with the student run MA Fine Art public gallery situated at Chelsea.

• To contribute to the MA Fine Art student led online publication, which aims to encourage expanded practices of writing, video, journalism, cultural criticism and arts communication.

• To have access to Chelsea's shared workshops including ceramics, casting, laser cutting, photography, metalwork, woodwork and audio visual editing suite.

**About Chelsea College of Arts**

Chelsea College of Arts is one of London's most prestigious art and design colleges. The College offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in curating, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design, interior design, and interior & spatial design.

The College's small size and supportive atmosphere creates an exciting community of creative students and staff. You will learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of your subject from our expert staff. Chelsea College of Arts is a place where experimentation, ideas and concepts are encouraged to develop.

The College's Grade ll listed Pimlico site, located in central London overlooks the Tate Britain and the River Thames. It has excellent workshops, extensive library facilities, a canteen and an onsite gallery, Chelsea Space.

Course Modules

Phase 1: Analysis of practice and exploration of methodologies. Phase 2: Development and consolidation. Phase 3: Resolution.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £9,600 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £20,220 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £4,800 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • BA Honours degree or equivalent academic qualifications. A study proposal. Portfolio of work. Details of two referees. Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.