|Full time||1 year||3–5 days per week||September 2016|
|Part time||2 years||1–3 days a week||September 2016|
If you have a fine art, architecture or design background and would like to develop your professional practice within the contemporary fine art realm, this dynamic, production-based course is ideal. It enables you to identify and locate spaces in which to make and ‘test' your work, through site-specific work, performance and sound installation, internet activity, print-based publication, and so on.
You will 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. In addition, you will become familiar with the processes necessary to initiate and realise projects, developing and presenting proposals and collaborative working structures.
Seminar presentations/individual and collaborative exhibition production and documentation.
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.
This module is a core requirement for all postgraduate students in the School of Fine Art. It enables you to develop your individual fine art practice, through a combination of group seminars, critiques and informal presentations. You will gain (through experience) a mature, discursive approach that develops a critical and theoretical framework to contextualise your practice. This module guides you through the key principles, perspectives and practices that inform the contemporary art arena. The module culminates in the presentation of a body of work with an emphasis on production and process and your ability to position your work within the wider contemporary art field.
This module provides a forum for debate between students and staff, researchers, visiting theorists and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to:
You develop your ideas through:
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:
You will have to:
The module will equip you with the expertise necessary to develop innovative use of new technology in other areas of your practice.
This module develops your individual fine art practice through collaborative process, exhibition, publication and/or performance. You complete substantial creative work through collaboration within a defined group and learn how to articulate complex relationships between concept, technology, form and audience. You are also encouraged to consider your project in relation to conventional / experimental work in similar areas. You will develop skills that will enable you to situate your work within an international and historical framework.
For this module, you must complete a major project for public exhibition. The module will:
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.