This course will advance, widen and deepen your existing fine art practice and enable your progress through practice-led research. Dialogic exchange is at the heart of this course, with regular informed critical discussion supported by dynamic group work, seminars, collaborative projects and individual tuition.
This course cradles all specialisms within contemporary art practice such as installation, moving image, painting, performance, sculpture, text and sound. The core seminars will use group work to explore the wider field of practice and theory within the discipline, and nuance discussions around your own work through an individual tutorial programme.
Working with subject specialists you will be introduced to a range of practice-led research approaches, advancing your knowledge of analytical methods and helping you to develop critical approaches to your own practice.
The course will explore your creative ambitions across various academic, practical and professional contexts. The course begins with a peer-to-peer sharing of personal intentions for your developing practice, and progresses to a conclusive moment of public sharing, where you will materialise theories, concepts, techniques and processes as resolved artwork. Throughout the course you will be supported to articulate your ideas in visual, oral, written and material forms.
Our postgraduate courses are transdisciplinary and underpinned by independent learning. You will be supported with a variety of teaching and learning methods, including individual supervision, group tutorials, live briefs and project proposals, as well as being encouraged to collaborate with students from other postgraduate courses.
Our academic staff are engaged in contemporary practice in their specialism and will support, encourage and challenge you during your studies. You will be taught in a vibrant and bespoke postgraduate suite. All postgraduate students are taught together in research methods and business-related modules.
Postgraduate courses can be studied either full-time over 36 weeks or part-time over 72 weeks. Teaching is broken down into three teaching blocks per year, each comprising 12 weeks.
Students are able to access a range of specialist facilities aligned to their research interest.
Students are able to access a range of specialist facilities by arrangement. These include: practical workshops in printmaking, digital print, ceramics and glass, wood, metals and plastics, mac suites, and 3D printers and photographic, lighting studios.
MA Fine Art