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MA-PgDip-PgCert Contemporary Fine Art

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally an honours degree in fine art or equivalent. You will have to submit evidence, in the form of an identifiable body of work, of significant creative ability and a commitment to theoretical issues in fine art.
  • Academic Title
    MA/PgDip/PgCert Contemporary Fine Art
  • Course description
    We want to attract people whose art, ideas and ambitions create diversity of thinking and purpose. The interdisciplinary opportunities we offer create an engaging professional experience covering all areas of the practice and theory of contemporary art.

    We have a comprehensive range of technical resources and an excellent programme of visiting artists.

    If you study full-time you have access to purpose-built studio space. Our teaching staff come from the national and international contemporary art world.

    The course has a growing reputation as a supportive community in which you can develop your work. It is particularly suitable if you are
    • open-minded
    • ambitious
    • want new personal challenges across the diverse range of work
    • gain a more thorough understanding of all areas of that work

    Critical analysis of current work and engaging in dialogue with and through that work, allow you to relate your practice to the wider field of contemporary art.

    After you graduate you will have the confidence to assume an identity and place in contemporary fine art practice, nationally and internationally.

    Some recent student successes include selected participation in Beck’s Futures and New Contemporaries 2004/05. A range of other opportunities including residencies, curatorial projects and screenings have been taken by students, nationally and internationally.

    Associated careers

    This course provides a postgraduate learning environment that supports your individual needs while helping develop your understanding of and involvement with a wider art world.

    On completion, you acquire the confidence to exploit opportunities for practicing artists and work in associated aspects of contemporary art-related culture. There are also opportunities to register for further study at MPhil/PhD level within our Cultural Research Institute.

    Course content

    Semester one modules
    Include • research directions and sources • preparation for practice • art practice • curating art • writing art

    Semester two modules
    Include • critical studies: theory and practice • preparation for practice • art practice • curating art • writing art

    Semester three module
    • contemporary art, advanced practice

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