AHRC Professional Preparation Master’s Studentship – Fine Art

Programme Closing Date: 7 February 2013

Fine art at Newcastle is housed in some of the best-resourced and spacious studios, workshops and gallery spaces in Britain. Many staff have studios in the Fine Art Building, which means that you will have the opportunity to work alongside leading practitioners. We are committed to supporting individual practice, as well as to developing opportunities for collaboration with other artists, art professionals, galleries and researchers within other disciplines across the University. The ‘Life Work Art’ programme provides specialist professional training for emerging artists, and a wide range of national and international artists, curators and art theorists present their work in the weekly Visiting Speaker Programme. This vibrant creative and intellectual culture provides the basis for cutting-edge art practice and research.

For 2013 entry, Fine Art is able to submit nominations for the MFA in Fine Art to an open competition across all the University’s BGP professional preparation subjects for the award of two AHRC master’s studentships through the AHRC’s Professional Preparation scheme. This scheme supports students undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s course that focuses on developing high level skills and competencies for professional practice.

Home (UK) students and those EU students who have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years are eligible for a full award comprising fees and an annual, tax free stipend of £8,845 (2012/13 rates). Other EU students are eligible for a fees-only award.  To see if you would be eligible for a full or fees only award, please refer to the AHRC’s residency eligibility criteria in Annex A of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide (PDF: 497KB).

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You should meet the AHRC’s student eligibility criteria* and be intending to undertake an MFA in Fine Art (as an MFA student looking to develop your career as a practising artist) at Newcastle University in September 2013.

*Full information on AHRC eligibility criteria can be found in Section 7 and Annex A of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide (PDF: 497KB). Please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will not be eligible for this funding.

For further details of person specification, how to apply and contact details please see Newcastle University’s website which can be accessed by the Apply link.

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