European Art Practice MA
Facts about European Art Practice
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||Full time: 3-5 days per week
Part tme: 1-3 days/eves per week
|Assessment||Seminar presentations; individual and collaborative exhibition production and documentation|
Choose Kingston's European Art Practice MA
This is an innovative course and the only one of its kind in the UK that provides you with the technical and critical means and experience to work as a professional artist in the European arena. Based at Kingston, but including a placement and exhibition project in a major European city, you will work and learn within a growing Europe-wide network of artists, curators, galleries and museums.
What will you study?
Through a combination of studio project and theoretical study at Kingston University, together with a one-week intensive course in Zurich, Switzerland, you will have the opportunity to develop and apply your chosen art practices.
You will also focus on the concept of 'transdisciplinarity', with an emphasis on learning from practice and through discursivity and topicality. Within this, there is a further emphasis on making findings public – by means of exhibitions, websites, publications and events.
Through the programme of practical projects that you will undertake, you will investigate and research the artistic ideas and cultural policies that are currently being pursued in different cities in Europe.
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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You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
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: Off-site learning
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 (European Arts Practice)
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.
The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture teaches this course. Find out more...
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