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Postgraduate study

The Arts

Our arts courses inspire you and build your talents, while introducing you to essential knowledge, skills and practices. We will support you to lead, interrogate and rethink themes and discourse in contemporary local and global art contexts.

Your job is to put your heart and mind into your work.

More about The Arts

The MA Fine Art course is led by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), which is part of Teesside University. You experience a professional working gallery and to work with curatorial staff.

  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Comics and Graphic Novels MA Yes Yes View course
Concept Art MA Yes Yes View course
Fine Art MA Yes Yes View course
Illustration MA Yes Yes View course
Photography MA Yes Yes View course

Quality teaching

You are taught and inspired by doctors, readers and professors – many are active researchers within the arts. And you benefit from the fact that a number of academic staff and an impressive list of specialist visiting lecturers are creative practitioners, offering professional experience as well as high standards of tuition and guidance. Staff are also involved in research which informs teaching and ensures our standards are abreast of current practice.

You benefit from the fact that most academic staff are creative practitioners, offering professional experience as well as high standards of tuition and guidance. Staff are also involved in research which informs teaching and ensures you are kept abreast of current practice.

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First-class facilities

We provide you with individual studios and access to the latest facilities with skilled technicians who can help you create and innovate. We have a dedicated print room with bookbinding, a media centre that loans cameras, specialist equipment (including video drones), soundproof recording studios, green screen production studios, Mac and PC labs, and a stellar workshop for wood, 3D printing, metalworking and welding. We are also one of the only art programmes in the UK with dark rooms to work with analogue photography – and all enhanced by excellent technical support.

Research

The School conducts research on a wide range of topics from computer science to games, animation, media and the arts. Our research areas include data-driven AI, software and systems, cybersecurity, computer games and immersive technologies, animation, media and fine art.

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