Fine Art - Doctorate
Research degrees are awarded through the submission of a thesis and an oral examination. The MA is a one-year programme. On this practice-based Master's programme an individual programme of studio work, negotiated with staff, will re- establish and then develop your work, potentially to professional, exhibiting level. Progress is guided by both scheduled and optional individual tutorials, and group critiques of work. The context for studio work is informed and clarified by a programme of seminars and discussions which set out a wide range of practice, both in terms of individual artists' work and contemporary museum, gallery, exhibiting and curating activity. This programme is taught with contributions from the staff of Arnolfini, Bristol, and from directors and curators of galleries of national and international standing. The programme content varies from year to year according to material available in exhibition in Bristol, London and other centres to which study visits occur on a regular basis - there are currently six to eight Master of Fine Art study visits to London each year between October and June as well as optional participation in two overseas study visits each year, currently to Paris and New York.