Master of Fine Art Online Archive

Image credit: Language makes me an uncertain person (2019), Darae Baek, 2019

This site is an online catalogue for The Glasgow School of Art‘s MFA Degree Show. The MFA Degree Show is the annual exhibition of work from the Master of Fine Art postgraduate programme.

The MFA programme has built an international reputation over the past twenty years as one of the UK’s leading postgraduate fine art programmes. The MFA is a two-year, multidisciplinary programme: both of these fundamental facts are significant. A two-year programme of study offers students an extraordinary opportunity to analyse their studio practice in depth, and to modify, develop and secure it accordingly. The multidisciplinary context also ensures that such developments are protected against narrowly defined ambitions. MFA students learn from, and contribute to, the delivery of the programme curriculum, the experiences of their peers, and the wider art community based within the city of Glasgow. Within this situation a premium is placed upon independence, originality, initiative and enterprise. The MFA aims to produce graduates who are equipped for a career in the professional art world: informed, confident, independent and ambitious. MFA students are drawn from all corners of the world, and the international dimension of the programme is seen as one of its particular strengths.

Previous graduates from the MFA include Charlotte Prodger (Turner Prize winner, 2018 & Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2019),  Hardeep Pandhal (New Museum Triennial, New York 2018), Simon Starling (Turner Prize winner, 2005), Karla Black (Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011), Rosalind Nashashibi (Turner Prize nominee, 2017 & Beck’s Futures prize winner, 2003), Martin Boyce (Turner Prize winner, 2011 & Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2009), Richard Wright (Turner Prize winner, 2009), Michael Fullerton (British Art Show, 2011), and Claire Barclay (Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2003).

MFA Degree Show 2019

Browse the 2018 Graduates’ profiles online ->


The Glue Factory
15 Burns Street
Glasgow G4 9SE


Wednesday 29th May, 6-9pm

Exhibition Opening Times

Thursday 30th May – Sunday 9th June
Open 11am – 6pm, Daily

MFA at citizenM

To coincide with the MFA Degree Show, video work will be on display at citizenM Renfrew Street. Open from the 13th of May to the 16th of June.

60 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G2 3BW

MFA Degree Show runs alongside Degree Show 2019.