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Contemporary Fine Art MA

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Fine Art Modern Art

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our course focuses on research methodologies and their impact on individual practice, the importance of proposal writing and when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving. We encourage enquiry into working strategies and concepts within the context of contemporary fine art and the development of a critical understanding of evolving practice leading to a completed body of work for public exhibition. You'll develop your personal practice through a substantial body of completed work, accompanied by an analytical and reflective deconstruction of your practice within the developments in fine art. Seminars will provide the framework for critical debate on a range of subjects, using the diverse specialisms of the fine art team along with visiting artists and practitioners of national and international standing.

Our intensive course encourages you to break down conventional barriers between arts disciplines and to explore the scope and influence of contemporary art and discover your own individual approach as an artist in a discursive and stimulating, creative environment. You will study research methodologies and their impact on individual practice, as well as exploring the role fine art has as a critical instrument in the arenas of culture, politics and ethics. Plus, with your own studio space and through self-directed study in superbly-equipped workshops and labs - in printmaking, sculpture, photography and in AV and IT suites - you will have everything you need to test and assist your practice and art world ambitions.

Previous students have exhibited their work at national and international levels, and are at the centre of initiative within Cumbria related to contemporary arts. You could use your skills to become a professional artist, a private of public curator, a researcher, an art academic or anything involved with the visual arts. We encourage work outside university studies in setting up exhibitions and events with third parties, building up connections for future employment. It is part of our collective remit to explore and promote the influence and scope of contemporary art, respecting its methodologies and role as a critical instrument in the arenas of culture, politics and ethics.

Different course options

Full time | University of Cumbria (Carlisle- Brampton Road) | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Critical Contexts (20 Credits) - Core
Practice: Research and Theory (20 Credits) - Core
MA Practice and Analysis (60 Credits) - Core
Practice: Enquiry and Audience (20 Credits) - Core
MA Project Proposal and Professional Development (40 Credits) - Core
Practice and Cultural Context (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 1st or 2nd class honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course. Students are welcome from people without the standard qualifications if they can demonstrate the skills and capacity necessary for academic study at postgraduate level.