The MA Painting programme enables you to examine key issues in contemporary painting in how methods and materials shape an agenda in contemporary painting, whilst developing a critical relationship to its tradition.
The programme is centred around the development of your painting practice, and how it will encompass a range of diverse approaches to painting, encouraging you to experiment across different disciplines as your research develops and grows.
Student Paula Meninato curates panel discussion with Michelle Angela Ortiz, Christopher Sebastian McJetters, Miholyn Soon and Jo-Anne McArthur at Tate Modern as part of Arts University Plymouth's Tate Exchange programme.
MA Painting at Arts University Plymouth encourages you to explore the notion of painting as research and developing key questions and ideas in order to engage with the wider research culture in painting.
Vanessa Allen, MA Painting
You will have the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area, relevant institutional contexts and partners and be encouraged to consider what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.
We’ll support you in articulating your ideas, developing your working methods and creating independent work, through individual tutorials, lectures, subject-specific seminars, studio and gallery visits and group critiques with access to our rich workshop areas and technical resources across the university.
Daniel Phillips, MA Painting
MA applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above. However, the strength of your creative practice and other forms of experience will be taken into account at the interview stage and we encourage you to start a conversation with us.
Arts University Plymouth graduates are offered a discount of 15% on Masters programme fees, regardless of when they studied with us previously. The discount applies if you studied on one of our pre-degree, foundation or undergraduate programmes.
Your portfolio should give us an indication of the work that you have made, organised or been involved in. For our postgraduate arts, craft and design courses, we expect to see examples of work you have created.
For our MA by Research, MA Museum Studies, and MA Creative Education courses, we don't expect you to have traditional artworks; instead you can share examples of projects you have worked on, classroom experiences you have created, and so on. Please ensure that your portfolio includes descriptions, website links and visuals if they are available.