This course forms part of a suite of well-established MAs in the School of Fine Art. It offers a unique opportunity for artists to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the context of a critical understanding of contemporary fine art practice.
You will gain a thorough critical understanding of:
contemporary fine art through self-initiated research supported by taught modules and an experienced group of research active staff; and
the continuously-developing field of inter-related forms of art production and visual culture.
It provides a building block approach to support the development of practical and theoretical work. Each module is designed to consolidate and further develop the practical outcomes and knowledge gained from previous modules.
You will produce self-initiated work from the outset. Individual tutorials, seminar presentations and practical workshops will support your studies.
We will encourage you to work alongside colleagues from other courses in the School of Fine Art, creating interdisciplinary alliances. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments, both individually and collaboratively.
The course will support a broad base of research interests, providing an intellectual and technical breadth which will equip you to take advantage of future opportunities in a range of contexts. We aim to ensure that you are prepared for new and unforeseen challenges throughout your working lives.
There is a close relationship between the course and the professional field. We expect our students to be outward looking, flexible and responsive to issues of presentation and exhibition within the fine art discipline.
The course will enable students to capitalise on the School's existing and well-established networks. We also encourage students to develop their own networks and support structures.