MFA Fine Art
Wimbledon - Merton Hall Road
|Study Mode||Extended Full time: Two days per week, with occasional attendance on a third day|
|Course Length||2 years. 60 weeks.|
£3,750** per academic year
UAL Alumni Discount
£6,650 per academic year
This course is eligible for the Caspian Arts Scholarship 2013.
The Caspian Arts Scholarship 2013 is a £25,000 scholarship fund open to students from the Middle East and North Africa, and will be awarded to an MA/MFA Fine Art, Animation, Spatial Design, Documentary Film or Photography student to help nurture their talent and ensure they are not held back by financial constraints.
|Start Date||Monday 30th September 2013|
|Autumn Term Dates||Monday 30th September 2013 - Friday 6th December 2013 (10 weeks)|
|Spring Term Dates||Monday 6 January 2014 – Friday 21 March 2014 (11 weeks)|
|Summer Term Dates||Tuesday 22 April 2014 – Friday 20 June 2014 (9 weeks)|
Direct to CCW Graduate School
The deadline for applicants who will be applying to the AHRC (or other funding bodies): 1 March 2013
- The Extended Full Time (EFT) mode is midway between full and part time study, and is designed to replicate the ways that many artists balance their Fine Art practices with their life and work commitments. It is taught over 2-3 days per week - depending on the stage in the course - and you will have access to the MFA Fine Art studios on these days. The remainder of the week you will be able to conduct research in London (and beyond); do volunteer work to gain experience, or do paid work/continue an existing job. You have access to College workshops 5 days per weeks and the University’s libraries 6 days per week.
- The course is divided into three units. It is delivered more intensively during the first year primarily in the college studios. During the latter part of the second year, some of your time will be spent outside college developing your art work in a context and working environment appropriate to your specific art practice. This allows you to practically test the developments in your art practice whilst being supported by a taught programme.
- Your professional skills are honed through our Professional Toolkit, and the curriculum is based on the recent a-n/ Arts Council England’s recommendations for the skills-sets required by both artists and arts organisations in order for them to flourish.
- The two year duration - 2 x 30 weeks - gives time for a sustained enquiry into your art practice. By having a high level of awareness about how your work operates within the contemporary artworld you will be able to ‘claim your practice’ by knowing the territory that your work occupies.
- You create a web folio instead of a formal academic written paper, which contextualises and showcases your artwork. You will learn how to set up websites and how to use your online presence to profile your work effectively.
Core studio teaching team:
Edwina Fitzpatrick - 3D, art and ecology, sited practice.
Jordan Baseman - CCW Reader in Time-based Media. Film, video, sculpture.
Mark Fairnington - CCW Reader in Painting. Painting and drawing.
Geraint Evans - Painting.
The MFA Manifesto
- To create a flexible, supportive, multidisciplinary learning environment, led by staff and students
- To interrogate the meaning and relevance of context in world class Fine Art practice
- To aim to create excellence in everything we do
- To create cutting edge debates in every context that we work in
- To work collectively whilst maintaining our own integrity and identity
- To be resilient and sustainable arts practitioners
For more information on current student work and exhibitions, the academic team, and alumni please visit www.wimbledonmfa.com
Find out more about sustainable fine art practice on The Future Proof Postgraduate Handbook Website
The course delivered over 2 years for 30 weeks each year, will include:
- Studio teaching which actively explores links between practice based experimentation and outcome.
- A cross-disciplinary lecture and seminar programme supporting the contextualisation of your practice and an understanding of different discourses of the contemporary art world.
- Developing both on and off site creative collaborations to test and develop negotiation skills, personal interaction abilities and develop your self-awareness.
- A professional practice programme of discussion groups, seminars, lectures run by artists and curators.
- The Webfolio, which is a bespoke website specifically designed to promote your artwork in the professional marketplace.
- All of these activities are supported by technical training ,which mean that you will develop more transferable skills. that enhance your CV.
The course is designed to enhance your employability. We are committed to creating meaningful professional links with external bodies which means that you don’t just rehearse projects, but actively create them. Placements and offsite projects offer you first hand experience of team work, project research, writing applications, project management, curating, fundraising and promotion.
- An Honours degree or equivalent academic / professional qualifications.
- A study proposal.
- Portfolio of supporting work.
- Details of 2 referees.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must show proof of IELTS level 6.5 and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening, writing and speaking. The University also accepts other tests. Please see the University English tests page for the equivalent scores required in these tests.
- The College takes into consideration prior learning, alternative qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
You can download an application form using the link below
Completed forms, including your study proposal, reference & portfolio (if required) can be returned by post to:
CCW Graduate School Admissions
16 John Islip Street
Or you can submit your form electronically to email@example.com
If you are an international student from outside the European Economic area (EEA), there are two ways you can apply to our postgraduate courses:
Through our official representative in your country. Find the representative for your country: http://www.arts.ac.uk/international/your-country/
If we do not have a representative in your country or you prefer to apply independently, you can complete an application form and send it directly to us in London.
Click here for CCW International Application Form Postgraduate 2013 - 2014
Completed forms can be returned by post to:
CCW International Office
16 John Islip Street
Or you can submit your form electronically by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or need further advice please contact the CCW International Office:
T: +44 (0)20 7514 1852
UK & EU applicants: 1 July 2013
International: No official deadline, but you are advised to apply as soon as possible.
What happens next?
Applications will be reviewed against the entry requirements and selection criteria for the course. You may then be invited to attend an interview at the College on a set day, with your full portfolio if applicable.
If you are not in the UK you will need to send your portfolio with your application and a telephone interview will be conducted.
Where possible portfolios should be in digital format e.g. CD’s,(labelled with your name and birth-date in pen) flash-drives or web-links.
Please note that portfolios cannot be returned so please do not send original work.
Applicants have the right to ask for feedback if their application is unsuccessful. Requests must be made in writing to the Student Administrator, and we will respond within 20 working days.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Please check the following website for details of application deadlines.