BxNU Master of Fine Art | BALTIC Scholarships Deadline: 8 June 2015

Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art have joined forces to create a prestigious new facility for contemporary art, research and education in the vibrant heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Our Master of Fine Art programme is situated in the new award winning BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39.

The two-year MFA is unique. You will be taught by internationally active artists, engage with collaborative events led by BALTIC Professor Christine Borland and participate in a dynamic post-graduate studio culture enhanced by BALTIC’s curatorial staff.

For the academic year 2015/16, there are two BALTIC Scholarships worth £3,000 towards the cost of the full-time MFA. 

Apply to the BxNU MFA
View information on available bursaries and scholarships


Image: Tim Croft.Tennis (detail) 2015.  Photo: David Bilbrough

Image: Tim Croft.Tennis (detail) 2015.  Photo: David Bilbrough


BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39
Newcastle upon Tyne

The first cohort of BxNU MFA students will display their work in the Graduate Exhibition: Milkilling. These eight practices (one collaborative, in addition to the work of two individuals)  have been forged in the early years of a new course, a new building, a new partnership.

For more information, visit baltic39.com/mfa




Art in a cold climate


Turning Point West Midlands is holding a conference tomorrow, between 10am and 3.30pm at Warwick Arts Centre.

The event, Art in a cold climate, is delivered in partnership with Birminham City University and the University of Warwick and addresses the future role of arts education:

It is widely predicted that the period following the economic crisis of 2008 will be a 'lost decade' with no economic growth and a consequent absence of opportunities for a generation to initiate their careers. At a time when Universities are undergoing huge changes, this day conference, facilitated by Turning Point West Midlands, explores what is needed to place the region's art schools at the centre of a dynamic, sustainable cultural ecology.

Art in a cold climate

is for artists and academics who teach in art schools, their students and alumni and other cultural brokers in the region. 

Tickets cost £5 for individuals & concessions / £10 when paid by an institution and are available from Warwick Arts Centre Box Office:

Telephone: 02476 524 524



to book online