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MLitt Fine Art Practice (Painting, Drawing and Print Media)

MLitt Fine Art Practice (Painting, Drawing and Print Media)

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

Fine Art Painting (Art) Drawing (Art) Artwork: Publications Print Making (Art)

Course type


Course Summary

Programme Overview

The M.Litt in Fine Art Practice is a one year taught programme which runs for 12 months between September and September.

Drawing Pathway

This specialist pathway is aimed at Students from a wide range of academic and creative backgrounds who have in common a desire to further develop drawing as a core activity. The course is founded on the individual exploration of drawing as a means of discovery, expression and analysis conducted in a supportive and challenging educational environment. Through practice, criticism and exposure to contemporary and historical contexts students are encouraged to identify the most appropriate methodologies for articulating their ideas. Whilst the studio will be the base from where most individual and collective approaches to drawing will take place, opportunities to take part in residencies, field trips, and workshops will also be available. Through the various aspects of the course students will consider methodologies both historical and contemporary and explore the potential for experimentation afforded by specific contexts and environments. Students will explore drawing as the armature for interrogating both process and its transformatory capacity whilst engaging with drawing as a conceptual, observational, tactile and visual activity. One of the core aspects of this pathway is the acquisition of key transferable skills fundamental to a robust and professional drawing practice. By the end of the programme the students will have consolidated a working archive that demonstrates an informed, personal, and highly developed drawing practice that will be sustainable in the graduate’s professional practice.

Painting Pathway

The specialist pathway is primarily focused on the study and practice of painting. The course aims to provide a stimulating environment that both fosters discourse between students and encourages critical reflection and experimentation. A series of lectures and seminars, reflecting a variety of theoretical and historical perspectives on both painting and the other pathway specialisms, are designed to inform debate. Other issues the course will engage with include the significant realignment of painting in response to the proliferation of fine art media that has occurred in recent decades. Students are provided with dedicated, shared studios and will have access to the School's technical workshops. An introduction to research concepts and skills will enable students to approach their studio projects with assurance, founded on a coherent, personal methodology. On completion of the course students are expected to have achieved a high level of maturity, confidence and professionalism that will sustain them in their future careers

Print Media Pathway

For students on the Print Media pathway, the emphasis throughout the programme will be the
development of ideas related to the techniques and applications available through print media,
grounded in a firm knowledge of the history and traditions of print and connected media.
Students will undertake advanced, self-directed study based on the ability to critically engage with
ideas through exploitation of print media. A lecture series and seminar programme will enhance
and challenge the theoretical methodologies of print media in a fine art context and foster


Peer and staff review, formative and summative assessment, with continuous feedback from tutorials. Lecture courses are assessed by essay, coursework and formal written examinations. Applicant's project proposal at point of application forms the basis for the student's final project of practice and research. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.


Core Research Methods: Research Methods And Methodologies In Practice (20 Credits)
Studio Core One: Origination (40 Credits)
Studio Core Two: Investigation (40 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Students need to have good honours degree in the relevant subject area (Photography and the Moving Image, Painting, Drawing, Print Media, Sculpture or Performance) or equivalent professional practice.