You should have a good honours degree in an art and design-related subject, or a combination of relevant professional experience and formal qualifications. You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). Offers are subject to a portfolio review.
Months of entry
The Course aims to:
- Provide you with exciting and diverse opportunities to advance and develop your fine art practice, contextual awareness and theoretical knowledge/understanding within a supportive and creative environment.
- Support you to acquire advanced specialist knowledge and practical experience of working with different contemporary fine art media and its conceptual and theoretical relevance, and importance, including (but not limited to); painting and sculpture, printmaking, conceptual and social practices, intervention, performance, film, video, photography (digital and analogue), sound art, new-media, digital-media and installation.
- Enable you to develop an advanced level of fine art practice informed directly by a relevant theoretical and contextual framework and independently critically evaluate developments within your individual working practice.
- Produce informed independent fine art practitioners who can adapt their knowledge, understanding and skills for a variety of professional contexts and enable you to gain advanced knowledge of presentational strategies within contemporary fine art.
- Build advanced strategies for research through an in-depth exploration of different contemporary methodologies.
This course draws on the Schools considerable research reputation and professional expertise in the areas of painting, photography, performance, film and video, sculpture, installations, public art and print-making. This fascinating programme provides highly focused teaching, alongside a critical lecture series within an intellectually supportive environment. You will be supported by some of the most dynamic artists and researchers in the School. You get the chance to benefit from field trips and gallery visits. Alongside the development of your creative studio work you will gain an understanding of key aspects of art history and theory, as well as an awareness of the social and institutional context within which artworks exist. On completion of the course, your practical work will be exhibited and publicised in a group MA exhibition.
Career or further opportunities
- There is extensive potential for self-employment as an artist, in areas as diverse as public and community art, environmental art, gallery exhibitions and curating.
- You could find employment in the visual arts in one of the creative industries in the private or the public sector.
- You will be equipped to take up positions in a wide range of sectors requiring research and presentation skills, team working, the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations.
- You will acquire the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.
The MA Fine Art gives you the penultimate professional qualification for a career in academia. A PhD research degree is the next step in your development - find out more about research in the School of Art & Design
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Course contact details
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