Taught course

Collaborative Practice

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Art
Qualifications
MAMFA

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course explores the potential of collaborative practice. You will experiment with approaches to collaboration, challenging traditional disciplinary boundaries, subjectivities, roles and hierarchies. You will develop a personal line of enquiry that will be negotiated and applied through a collaborative project. Collaborations may involve communities, collectives, pedagogies, interactive arts, networks, environments, health, ethics, participation, public arts, cultural activism, anthropology, sustainability, spatial or sited work, politically or socially engaged practices and more.

Students will come from a range of disciplines and share a commitment to the exchange of ideas in a creative forum, as a powerful way to learn. Collaborative practice students will negotiate marginal positions, gaps, fissures and conflicts within existing structures, enabling them to innovate, propose critical interventions or radical solutions. You will be supported in the articulation of your ideas, development of working methods and the realisation of personal projects through a regular taught seminar series, individual and group tutorials, visits and guest speakers.

The MA Collaborative Practice is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

Unit 1: Practice 1 - Art - Working Synopsis
Unit 2: Choice of one option from the following:

    • Contested Territories
    • Digital Futures
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Images and Archives
    • Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
    • Negotiated Study
    • Object and Context
    • The Museum and The City
    • Writing Research and Funding Proposals

Unit 3: Practice 2- Art -Proposition
Unit 4: Professional Platforms
Unit 5: Practice 3 - Major Project (Fine Art, Drawing or Collaborative Practice)

If you choose to progress to MFA Collaborative award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This award is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MFA

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969