Art & Space MA
Facts about Art & Space
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||Full time: 3-5 days per week
Part time: 1-3 days per week
|Assessment||Seminar presentations/individual and collaborative exhibition production and documentation
Choose Kingston's Art & Space MA
If you have a fine art, architecture or design background and would like to develop your professional practice within the public realm, this dynamic, production-based course is ideal. It allows you to identify and locate spaces in which to make and 'test' your work in the public domain, through site-specific work, performance and sound installation, internet activity, print-based publication, etc.
What will you study?
You will have the opportunity to develop and apply critical frameworks, debate a range of theoretical, cultural and social issues and consider a variety of approaches to communicating and publishing your own research. You will focus on individual and collaborative practices, new technology, exhibition production and design, and a theoretical and critical programme to challenge and contextualise individual research and the placement of work in the public domain.
In addition, you will become familiar with the processes necessary to initiate and realise projects, such as fund-raising, developing and presenting proposals and collaborative working structures. You will also practice, develop and research the relationship between art, architecture, design and public space by working alongside fine artists, architects and designers.
Many of the staff in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture are research active. This ensures they are in touch with the latest thinking and bring best practice to your studies.
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Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
- Project 1: Individual
- Project 2: Collaborative
Project 3: Digital Arts/New Technology
This module explores the impact of new communications systems on how we perceive, negotiate, create and experience spaces. The module begins with group seminars on the following areas:
- documentation and representation of artworks;
- technological developments; and
- cultural influences.
You will have to:
- visit websites and research/liaise with outside bodies from the beginning of the module;
- attend workshops - introducing you to programmes and equipment;
- work in teams to present and design individual and group concepts for the course website.
The module will equip you with the expertise necessary to develop innovative use of new technology in other areas of your practice.
Project 4: Theory/Seminar
This module provides a forum for debate between students and staff, researchers, visiting theorists and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to:
- develop and apply critical frameworks to your practice;
- debate a range of theoretical, cultural and social issues; and
- consider a variety of approaches to communicating, presenting and publishing your own work and research.
You develop your ideas through:
- seminar discussions;
- individual and group reviews;
- a programme of lectures and seminar events led by visiting artists and practitioners;
- off-site visits to galleries, site-specific artworks, media venues and other cultural spaces; and
- study tours abroad.
For this module, you must complete a major project for public exhibition. The module will:
- equip you with the ability to fund-raise, seek sponsorship and prepare exhibition and project proposals;
- familiarise you with the relevant skills for effective project management and production, audience development, marketing and for publication and dissemination of work;
- develop your individual research into a finished work for publication, either as a print-based book/catalogue or as a media work for publication on DVD/CD/the course website.
Related to this course:
The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture teaches this course. Find out more...
You will have access to the on-site galleries, as well as other facilities.