Resources and facilities
The following facilities are available for students on this course:
* traditional daylight studios
* blackout studios
* installation spaces (a variety of shapes and sizes with differing lighting conditions)
* wood and metalwork spaces
* casting facilities
* photographic darkroom (black and white only)
* the Hub - the School's new visual and sound technology centre (an extensive computer suite with advanced programmes available).
* digital video editing facilities
* performance studios
* super 8 and 16 mm filmmaking facilities
* animation studios
* sound studios.
Studying for a Masters degree in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University School of Art and Design is an exciting opportunity to join an international community of advanced practitioners. The course actively explores the full diversity of possibilities in contemporary fine art and develops an open and enquiring approach to thinking and making.
The course covers all media practices including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, printmaking, photography, film and performance. New technologies are actively encouraged, as are interdisciplinary practices. The course functions as a community that embraces the interaction between different ways of thinking about and making art.
Informed by a course of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, students re-evaluate and review their existing mode of studio practice during the earlier phases of the course. The emphasis is focused on both raising the level of conceptual and practical skills, on a greater coherence between these two skills, and upon the implications of practice at a professional level. A key element of the course is the regular peer review presentations. These academic, professional and cultural exchanges will offer important new horizons for the potential of your work. Visiting artists and other experts will enrich your knowledge and experience.
The course fosters a high level of critical debate exploring existing issues and practices and responding to new ideas as they emerge. You will be encouraged to develop your individual work within this broader context. The course maintains a supportive and challenging momentum within which to pursue a sustained personal and professional enquiry towards the final phase of the course, a contextually explicit and visually resolved major body of work.
As well as providing a sound basis for professional practice within the field of fine arts, the course will also provide a good platform for students who wish to progress their work for study at MPhil and PhD level.