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Fine Art MA

The MA in Fine Art enables you to evalate and develop your creative practice to the highest standards. It develops theoretrical awareness, critical thinking and independant arts practice to a professional level.

The course facilitates critical debate between artists working within and across media areas including painting, photography, digital imaging, printmaking, sculpture, installation and site-specific art. Alongside your studio-based enquiry, you will undertake related research into the broader context of contemporary art practices and theoretical debates. When you start this course, you will begin with the module ‘Extended Fine Art Practice and Research Methodologies’ to give you a grounding in different research-based methods in Fine Art. During the first trimester you will also undertake the 20 credit studio-based module ‘Fine Art Practice’ in which you will begin to critically re-appraise and position your creative practice. If you are studying full-time, you will also take ‘Interfacings’, a 20 credit module that considers a set of theoretical debates, issues and contexts that are pertinent to an interdisciplinary approach to artistic practice. Your second trimester will include ‘Fine Art Practice and Context’, which culminates in a public developmental exhibition of your work. While you are studying this module, full-time students can also opt to take either the project - based 'Independant Study' or the 20 credit module 'Creative Practice and Enterprise'. The final stage of the MA Fine Art couse will include either producing and exhibiting a body of creative work or completing a 15 - 18,000 word dissertation.

Core Modules

Fine Art Practice and Documentation (20 credits)

Interfacings: Fine Art and Postmodern Practice (20 credits)

Fine Art Practice and Context (40 credits)

Independent Study in the Arts (20 credits)

Research Project/Dissertation (60 credits)

Extended Fine Art Practice and Research Methodologies (20 credits)

 

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Waterside Campus/Avenue Campus
One year

A recognised first or second class bachelor’s degree in Fine Art (or equivalent) and IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).