Student work

Student work

Throughout the year, our Masters students engage in solo and group projects, making use of the School’s dedicated spaces, venues on the University campus and across the city and numerous online resources. 

Our Masters students are expected to produce a dissertation, an independent and self-devised research project on a topic of particular interest to the student. See below for previous dissertation topics.

View our event listings for more information on current and previous exhibitions.

Degree show 2022

Inherent to each graduating MA Fine Art student's work was something hidden, either latent in nature or concealed by materials, conditions, processes or states of being.

Degree show 2021

Graduating artists from the MA Fine Art degree showcase solo and group projects depicting their digital Master's experience and the myriad of ways this has manifested into a physical exhibition.

Degree show 2019

Graduating artists from MA Fine Art pose the question: what happens between ‘becoming’ and ‘after’?

Student dissertations

Here are some examples of the dissertation titles submitted by our Masters students.

MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies

  • A Survey of the Epistemological Turn in Contemporary Decolonisation Discourse and Practice in Museums in the UK: Pitt Rivers, A Case Study 

  • Navigating Taonga in Foreign Places: A Case Study of Hinemihi o te Ao Tawhito in Clandon Park 

  • The Statue of Edward Colston: 21st century interventions and their impact on Collective Memory, Urban Space and Public Engagement 

  • Engaging audiences from a social distance: A case study into the Natural History Museum and the digital tools used during the COVID-19 pandemic 

  • What elements constitute an online exhibition? Two case studies in the Taiwanese context 

  • Interrogating the urban palimpsest of York through the city and the York Castle Museum 

  • Exhibiting beyond the binary: trans-formative practice and the limits of the museum 

  • Nation, Representation, and ‘Eminence’: How the National Portrait Gallery justifies elites through the creation of a meritocratic narrative 

  • She’s Got Game: Femininity and Feminism in the Preservation and Collection of Videogames in Archives and Museums