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Are you an experienced creative practitioner? Are you yearning for the space and freedom to interrogate and refine your approach? Are you interested in pushing creative boundaries? Falmouth's MFA is a challenging but highly rewarding new course that invites established artists to sharpen the quality of their output through intensive postgraduate study.
From the outset, we'll encourage you to explore, question and discover, using the demanding course structure to push your practice and produce work that is brave, fresh and innovative. Through practice-based inquiry and critical discourse, we'll shape your artistic identity and hone your craft so that on graduation you can become even more successful in your chosen career.
The MFA covers the whole spectrum of the creative arts – broadly speaking art, design, media, performance and writing. You might want to focus on a particular discipline or you may be seeking to work across different specialisms, developing creative partnerships with other practitioners. As one of the UK's leading specialist arts institutions, we're known for our range of industry-leading creative courses and our collaborative approach, so we can facilitate and support both specialised and cross-fertilised study.
Falmouth has over 110 years of history, from its origins as an art school to its position today, working hand-in-hand with those on the leading edge of the creative industry. Our reputation, expert academic staff, networks and unique location combine to create the perfect conditions for your study. Unashamedly contemporary in our approach, Falmouth's MFA is rigorous and demanding but its rewards are exponential.
Falmouth is offering a low residency MFA that can be taken either part-time or full-time to suit your circumstances. If you opt for the full-time option, you can expect to do 45 weeks of study in the first year and 15 weeks of study in the second. Part-time students work at approximately half that speed.
With a lower number of teaching hours and a much greater emphasis on practice-based inquiry and critical discourse, the MFA differs from other taught Masters. Our focus is on the quality, not quantity of contact time so you build a productive, beneficial relationship with your supervisor, which shapes your learning process. Over time, your practice-based inquiry will inform your academic study and vice versa; a more involved, tailored and challenging way to work.
Interview and selection process
Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio, study proposal and a written application, and will be expected to attend an interview. International applicants may submit these documents online, and we may conduct a Skype interview if travel to Falmouth is not possible.