Its back, for its 8th year!
The MFA programme has built an international reputation over the past twenty years as one of the UK’s leading postgraduate fine art programmes. The MFA is a two-year, multidisciplinary programme: both of these fundamental facts are significant. A two-year programme of study offers students an extraordinary opportunity to analyse their studio practice in depth, and to modify, develop and secure it accordingly. The multidisciplinary context also ensures that such developments are protected against narrowly defined ambitions. MFA students learn from, and contribute to, the delivery of the programme curriculum, the experiences of their peers, and the wider art community based within the city of Glasgow. Within this situation a premium is placed upon independence, originality, initiative and enterprise. The MFA aims to produce graduates who are equipped for a career in the professional art world: informed, confident, independent and ambitious. MFA students are drawn from all corners of the world, and the international dimension of the programme is seen as one of its particular strengths.
Previous graduates from the MFA include Simon Starling (Turner Prize winner, 2005), Karla Black (Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011), Rosalind Nashashibi (Beck’s Futures prize winner, 2003), Martin Boyce (Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2009), Richard Wright (MOMA, New York; Turner Prize 2009), Michael Fullerton (British Art Show, 2011), and Claire Barclay (Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2003).