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MIMA School of Art

Study at MIMA School of Art

A new model of art school led by international art gallery MIMA, and Teesside University.

Gain an exceptional experience working with our local, national and international networks developing skills, knowledge and resilience, building foundations for a creative practice career.

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MIMA School of Art

MIMA School of Art, led by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, gives you an exceptional experience, using the gallery as a platform, cultural hub and creative resource. We nurture, develop and support significant new talent for the future.

You are challenged to work across disciplines, sectors, places and locations, learning how to creatively respond to briefs and commissions and building transferrable skills for future careers.

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Laura Sillars

MIMA Director and Dean of MIMA School of Art


BA (Hons) Fine Art


At the heart of this course is the understanding that this is a personal adventure during which you test, unearth and begin to shape a voice that will be the creative foundation for your future.

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MA Fine Art


You focus on establishing frameworks for developing research through making. The course supports you to expand your methods including reviewing and considering how other artists work. This course is designed to wrap around and support the work of both the established practicing artist and the emerging artist at an early point in their career, including exhibiting

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We support students who are working on a wide range of topics from community engagement through to performance art, drawing or printmaking.

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Why study with us?

Connect with world-leading artists

Become part of a rich research environment

Travel internationally

Make work together

Engage in artist-led research


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