Taught course

Contemporary Art Practice

Institution
Plymouth University · Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements For entry to postgraduate level, you should normally possess: a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; or an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service. Non-academic entry requirements You will be expected to submit a portfolio of work, documented in an appropriate form, and a proposal for study, for discussion at interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

With the enrichment and advancement of your studio practice at its core, this course welcomes highly motivated and independent thinkers. You will have the opportunity to advance your critical thinking, and will be encouraged to experiment and take risks. Develop your skills and expertise for transferrable professional knowledge, with access to extensive specialist workshops and realise your practice to the fullest extent on this challenging and inspiring MA.

Develop your studio practice and related research through a range of approaches. Undertake single, multi- or inter-disciplinary study within interactive and digital technologies, film and video, sound, painting, printmaking, photography, drawing and sculpture.

Advance your practical skills with our high-specification workshops. You’ll have access to fully equipped digital production, sound recording and editing, film, photography, video, ceramics and print facilities and excellent technical support.

Direct your studies through four independent study modules underpinned by critical frameworks and research methodologies and a substantial MA project in year 3.

Connect with contemporary artists and curators through our weekly visiting artists programme. Participate in stimulating debates and shared dialogue with diverse research groups across the faculty with our interdisciplinary seminars series.

Integrate any external projects, internship possibilities or client commissions you are awarded into your course. We embed professional practice into our academic framework, facilitating transferrable knowledge and skills in the workplace.

The option to study part-time allows you to balance your work and external commitments with postgraduate education.

Benefit from the knowledge and experience of a teaching staff of artists and researchers with substantial expertise with international exhibition, residency and research profiles.

Fees and funding

The Faculty of Arts is offering a 10% discount on fees to any Plymouth University graduate who enrols on any full-time Faculty of Arts PgDiploma, MA programme or MRes programme, and pro-rata for part-time students.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1752 585858