The programme is made up of four modules:
1. Fine Art Critical Review - 30 credits
This module involves carrying out a review of your current practice and asks you to identify artworks, artefacts and texts appropriate to the contextualisation of this practice. This is supported by creative practice and seminar discussions based on the development of your work.
2. Option Module - 30 credits
The options are:
-Enterprise in the Creative Industries
3. Choose one of two options, either:
Fine Art Practice A - 30 credits
At this point you establish a project in which you explore, through appropriate conceptual and practical means an artistic theme of your own choice. Studio practice is supported by group critiques, individual tutorial support and a series of lectures delivered by visiting speakers.
-Fine Art Practice B - 30 credits
-Fine Art Practice C - 30 credits
This module is identical to Fine Art Practice A but consists of two 30 credit modules spread over two semesters.
4. Practice and Evaluation Document - 60 credits
During the final module you work towards the exhibition/presentation and evaluation of a body of work that represents the level achieved in personal creative, critical and professional practice. The evaluation document should be a reflective and analytical document focusing on your practice.
Teaching and learning
The course will be delivered through a combination of a taught programme of lectures and seminars and independent learning. All students have access to the School's Media Centre, EPI Centre, 3D Centre, Print Centre and library.
The programme will enable you to:
-Develop creative and critical skills through the development and realisation of a substantial body of work;
-Benefit from the experience of highly motivated staff, all of whom exhibit nationally and internationally;
-Work amongst a lively community of young and established artists;
-Gain valuable experience through studio visits, seminar discussions and group critiques;
-Benefit from the opportunities generated by being part of the MA Fine Art programme eg exhibiting, networking and gaining professional contacts.
The programme is assessed by coursework that is submitted for each module. This may take the form of essays, displays of completed artwork, notebooks, sketchbooks and journals. Pieces maybe assessed in situ or through appropriate documentation.