We look for highly motivated, creative and critically aware individuals who wish to develop innovative ideas and practices within the field of contemporary art. The course provides a dynamic and stimulating forum to engage in critical dialogue with staff and other students.
MA Contemporary Art Practice started in 2011, and the course builds upon the previous success and experience of our MA Fine Art programme. A belief in the value of Contemporary Art as a mode of enquiry underpins the 2 year programme of study (30 weeks per year), and as such requires students to develop criticality, and to engage in the interrogation of orthodoxies and traditions. It offers an open framework for diverse creative practices including interactive and digital technologies, film and video, sound, painting, printmaking, photography, drawing and sculpture. Students are expected to hold risk-taking and experimentation as integral to their practice and their critical position. We offer exit award titles in:
• MA Contemporary Art Practice•MA Contemporary Art Practice (Photography)
• MA Contemporary Art Practice (Sound)
• MA Contemporary Art Practice (Digital Media)
• MA Contemporary Art Practice (Curating)
• MA Contemporary Art Practice (Critical Writing)
This student-centred programme enables you to explore, reflect upon, propose and establish your own artistic identity through critical engagement with ideas, concepts and traditions through group and individual learning. Students bring a wealth of experiences - professional and personal - to contribute to the dynamic and supportive learning environment of the group, whilst also drawing upon the diverse range of staff expertise and their research interests.
Within the MA, the synergy between research and practice is very important and you will use many different research methods and approaches, both visual and textual.