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Art & Space MA

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 1 year 3–5 days per week September 2018
Full time 2 years including professional placement 3–5 days per week plus placement year September 2018
Part time 2 years 1–3 days a week September 2018

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 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.

Key features

  • You can explore the relationship between art, architecture, design and space by working alongside professional fine artists, curators and writers.
  • Project modules allow you to focus on an area of particular interest and gain valuable practical skills. These culminate with a major public exhibition/event and accompanying publication.
  • You also have the chance to undertake site visits to supplement your learning, display work in the University's galleries and collaborate with external parties.

What will you study?

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.

Assessment

Seminar presentations/individual and collaborative exhibition production and documentation.

Work placement scheme

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month internship as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the internship is with the student; we cannot guarantee the internship, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the internship is an assessed part of the course, it is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.

During the internship year, you will pay the fee of £1,070 for 2017/18. This amount will only be charged to your account after you find an internship and are enrolled on the module. You will not be charged this fee if you do not manage to secure an internship.

Find out more about the postgraduate internship.

Course structure

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.

Modules

  • This module is a core requirement for all postgraduate students in the School of Fine Art. It enables the student to develop their individual fine art practice, through a combination of group seminars, critiques and informal presentations. Students gain through experience a mature, discursive approach that develops a critical and theoretical framework to contextualise their practice. This module guides students 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 the ability of the student to position their work within the wider contemporary art field.

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  • This module provides a forum for debate between students and staff. Students have the opportunity to develop and apply critical frameworks to their practice whilst engaging in debate around a range of theoretical, cultural and social issues building confidence in speaking about their practice within a group situation. Students are also encouraged to consider a variety of approaches to communicating, presenting and publishing their own work and research. Ideas are developed through seminar discussions, tutorials amid a programme of lectures and seminar events. Off-site visits to galleries, other cultural spaces as well as study tours are integral to this module.

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  • This module develops the student's individual fine art practice through the use of digital media. Students build and redefine their work through digital media, which may result in an online work, a film work or a publication in direct relation to existing work in the fine art field. Students are expected to focus on developing their specific interests in relation to the digital. The module is based on a programme of individual learning agreements assessed by a seminar presentation and presentation of work with supporting material.

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  • This module develops the student's individual fine art practice through collaborative process, exhibition, publication and/or performance. Students complete substantial creative work through collaboration within a defined group and learn how to articulate complex relationships between concept, technology, form and audience. They are also encouraged to consider their project in relation to conventional / experimental work in similar areas. Students will develop skills that will enable them to situate their work within an international and historical framework.

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  • 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.

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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.

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

A copy of the regulations governing this course is available here

Details of terms dates for this course can be found here

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This course is taught at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

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