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Master of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts degrees allow you to study subjects such as filmmaking, theater, graphic design, dance and creative writing at master’s level. These degrees are available as either an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) or an MA (Master of Arts) qualification. MFA degrees differ mainly in offering a more practical learning style, while MA programs are more likely to focus on critical study of the theory of art. 

Key Skills

Fine Arts Key Skills

Common skills gained from a Master of Fine Arts degree include:

  • The ability to develop and implement new artistic ideas
  • Strong observational, research and analytical skills
  • The ability to solve problems creatively and use your initiative
  • The ability to be objective about your work and accept criticism
  • Being open to new inspirations and concepts
  • Team-working and collaborative skills
  • Independent working and self-motivation
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Understanding of relevant media and materials
  • Understanding of relevant cultural, social and economic frameworks
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills