MA Fine Art

Meet your Librarian – Amy Straker

About Amy

Amy Straker is the Subject Librarian responsible for Yr 0 and taught Postgraduate courses. She studied English Literature and American Studies at undergraduate level in York, and Library and Information Studies at postgraduate level at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

How Can I Help You?

You can book one to one tutorials with me to help you with your research or referencing, please contact me via email or you can drop into the library office (DS103) to have a chat!

As a team, we also provide research and referencing drop in sessions to assist you in the run up to written work hand-ins, keep an eye on Instagram (@nualibrary) for times and dates.

E-Book Collections

Try these virtual shelves which link you to ready-made collections of e-books on specific subjects.

Useful E-Book Collections for MA Fine Art:

Art and Mental Health

MA Fine Art

Curation (ProQuest)

MA Fine Art

Fine Art (O'Reilly)

MA Fine Art

Fine Art (ProQuest)

MA Fine Art
Print Books

Fine Art books

Fine Art books are shelved at Dewey Decimal number 700 onwards.

With the exception of short loan books, everything can be borrowed for three weeks. The collection is broken down into more specific subject areas like this:

  • Main collection
  • Curating: 708
  • 21st Century artist's writings: 729.1
  • Exhibition catalogues: 729.5
  • Drawing: 729.82
  • Printmaking: 729.83
  • Painting: 729.84
  • Sculpture: 729.85
  • Individual artist's by surname: 730
  • Other useful areas
  • Art education: 707.3
  • Art therapy: 707.6
  • Illustration: 755
  • Photographers by surname: 758.7
  • Academic writing: 808
Useful Sources of Information

Reading list

Here are the reading lists set for each unit of your study, these will provide links to the required and recommended resources that your tutors wish you to look at.

Online Resources

As well as printed materials, the Library also has a wide selection of online resources to help you with your research. These can be really useful for finding information for reports and essays.

Useful Online Resources for MA Fine Art:

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

VLeBooks

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Games Art and DesignBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

You can find e-books specifically bought for NUA students on VLeBooks.

TV, Video and Sound
Access: On and Off-campus

Box of Broadcasts

BA ActingBA AnimationBA Animation and Visual EffectsBA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignBA VFXBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine ArtMA GamesMA Moving Image and SoundMA Performing Arts EnterpriseMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

BoB is an up to date television streaming service available to all students and staff. BoB allows you to view recently aired programmes from over 65 channels and there is a searchable archive of 2 million broadcasts. You can also record programmes aired in the last 30 days which will be stored on the service permanently, meaning you can watch them again and again. Best of all, you do not need a TV license to use this service.

This service is not available outside of the UK. You will need to register with BoB when you first try and access it.

E-Books
Access: On and Off-campus

Ebook Central

BA ActingBA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Games Art and DesignBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBSc Games DevelopmentBSc User Experience DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA FashionMA Fine Art

Search our huge database of titles covering a wide variety of topics. All titles are available so you can start reading straight away. A great source for research and learning more about historical and cultural contexts. You can read e-books online, or you can download them to Adobe Digital Editions (PC/Mac) or Bluefire (iOS/Android).

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Art & Architecture Source

BA ArchitectureBA Film and Moving Image ProductionBA Fine ArtBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA CurationMA Fine ArtMA Moving Image and SoundMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

Search here for articles from a variety of subjects including Art and Art History; Architecture; Graphics; Interior Design; Decorative Art; Commercial Art; and Film, TV and video.

E-Journals
Access: On and Off-campus

Art, Design and Architecture Collection

BA ArchitectureBA Design for PublishingBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Interior DesignBA PhotographyBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA Fine ArtMA PhotographyMA Textile Design

Search here for results from current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts. You can find material on Modern and Contemporary Art, Artists, and Movements; Architecture; Design; Crafts; Photography; and Art History.

Publications

Journals and magazines cannot be taken out on loan, but you are welcome to browse the latest issues and back copies held on the first floor of the Library.

Journals and magazines are a valuable source of visual and written material to help you in your research. It’s a good idea to get to know the titles related to your course because:

  • They are up to date.
  • Often the material in them covers contemporary activity and news.
  • Young animators and designers will be covered in journals long before they are covered by books.

 

Below you will find a small selection of magazines and journals related to your course.
To see all of your course publications, use the link at the bottom of this list.

Selected MA Fine Art publications:

Journal
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: Online
Status: Current

Drawing: research, theory, practice

BA Fine ArtMA Fine Art

Promotes and disseminates drawing research with a focus on contemporary practice and its theoretical context.

Magazine
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: In Print and Online
Status: Current

Artforum

BA Fine ArtMA CurationMA Fine Art

An international monthly magazine specialising in contemporary art

Magazine
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: In Print and Online
Status: Current

Art monthly

BA Fine ArtMA CurationMA Fine Art

One of the UK's leading contemporary art magazines

Journal
Access: On and Off-campus
Availability: In Print and Online
Status: Current

Afterall: a journal of art, context, & enquiry

BA Fine ArtBA IllustrationMA CurationMA Fine Art

In-depth considerations of the work of contemporary artists, as well as essays on art history and critical theory.

Magazine
Access: On-Campus
Availability: In Print
Status: Current

Elephant

BA Design for PublishingBA FashionBA Fashion Communication and PromotionBA Fashion Marketing and BusinessBA Fine ArtBA Graphic CommunicationBA Graphic DesignBA IllustrationBA Textile DesignMA Communication DesignMA FashionMA Fine Art

A quarterly art, design and culture magazine.

Websites

Useful websites for Fine Artists

  • a-n

    a-n is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 21,000 members.

  • American Suburb X

    A US photography blog with a huge photography history archive. (Sections on painting and Film too).

  • Bomb magazine

    Quarterly magazine edited by artists and writers.

  • It's nice that

    Innovative website covering a range of subjects including Art, Photography, Media and Fashion.