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Art and Social Practice MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This unique course, the first of its kind in the UK, builds on this country’s significant history of community-based and socially engaged art initiatives addressing social and environmental issues. You will be encouraged to take creative practice beyond the institution to build on your own interests, networks and communities. Creative skills are developed in an effective and targeted way, and grounded in critical understanding and theory. The MA Art and Social Practice builds on Middlesex University's historical roots in the progressive Hornsey College of Art, at the forefront of encouraging artists to engage and participate with communities and institutions to positively impact the world around them. It will provide you with a productive environment for debate and critical enquiry across creative disciplines where ideas can be shared and collaborations fostered. This practice-based course is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the UK specifically designed for cultural practitioners who wish to make a difference by developing their work in an outward-facing way. You will leave the course well-equipped to pursue self-initiated projects and commissions or develop your work through the cultural and community sectors.

This new course is divided into five modules taken over three semesters (if studied full-time). Each module is designed to be flexible, allowing you to bring your own interests to the assignments while extending the boundaries of your current artistic practice through experimentation, research, analysis and creative exploration. You will be well prepared for an independent career as a socially engaged artist realising your work through fundraising, commissioning and the instigation of new SMEs and/or charities. The MA Art and Social Practice will also prepare you for employed work in the outreach departments of cultural institutions, or for taking a creative role within community or development organisations.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

In this module, you will explore appropriate contexts for conducting socially engaged art practice in a way that is effective and meaningful in relation to your wider interests and networks. This will allow you to establish a reflective and critical context for the development of advanced work in this field, informed by research and contextual knowledge.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above, in an appropriate subject. Applicants from across Art, Design and Media are all welcome, including those who have specialised in arts administration or management. Students with relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be considered. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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