Tailored to students with a committed artistic practice, the Ruskin School of Art offers an intensive nine-month MFA programme structured to the production of ambitious new work and the establishment of critical working methodologies.
The programme specifically takes only 15 students a year allowing for a unique, demanding and supportive group environment for engaging discursively in what it means to work as an artist today.
The course is inherently interdisciplinary, encouraging you to enhance your understanding of materials, media, processes and technical skills, and to reflect critically and ethically on your practice and its context within the broader fields of contemporary art, science and culture. Among our core community of Ruskin tutors are Oreet Ashery, Samson Kambalu, Ian Kiaer, Ghislaine Leung, Daria Martin, Katrina Palmer, Corin Sworn, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Recent visiting tutors have included Tania Bruguera, Maria Fusco, William Kentridge, Renzo Martens, Hito Steyerl, and Marina Vishmidt. Studios and workshops are housed in new, award-winning facilities in East Oxford. Among our cutting-edge resources are new multimedia studios, fab lab, editing suites, print and casting rooms, and metal and wood workshops, as well as a multi-functional project space that serves as a gallery for exhibitions, film screenings and performances. You can also benefit from the extraordinary resources of Oxford University—including the famous Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean, Pitt Rivers, and Natural History Museums—and Modern Art Oxford.
We are delighted to offer a number of scholarships for the 2018–19 MFA, from University-wide initiatives such as AHRC and Clarendon funding, to NEON Grants for Greek nationals and Ruskin-specific scholarships including the Peel and Plachte Awards. All applicants will automatically be considered for MFA scholarships.
Deadline 11 January 2019