The Contemporary crafts MA course at Coventry University is an exciting opportunity to develop your personal practice, while becoming increasingly aware of interdisciplinary debates. You will be challenged to first critique your own practice through making , discussion and research, then develop your ideas and finally create a body of work of exhibition quality.
The individual MA studio spaces are generous, the facilities excellent and the tutoring is by subject specific and dedicated staff.
By the end of your studies, students are equipped for a number of professions, including;
* exhibiting practitioners
* design makers
* curatorial practice
* arts consultancy
This MA is part of a continuum of related MA courses. While you will develop your discipline skills and knowledge, some of the modules involve staff and students from other genres within the visual arts. This dialogue will help you gain an understanding of a broad range of practice and extend the parameters of your making.
There are excellent facilities in Ceramics, Metal & Jewellery and Textiles, including;
* gas and electric kilns
* a foundry
* well equipped metalwork facilities
* a laser cutter
* digital textile printer
* textile and traditional print facilities
* computer suites
* rapid prototyping
* sonic welding
The course is committed to the intergration of theory and pratice in order that you understand and can articulate the theoretical and artistic context of your work. You will be taught through seminars, demonstrations, group and individual tutorials.
Above all, this course is for you to develop your individuality as a practitioner.
The course is normally completed in 12 months of full-time study or 24 months part-time. Part-time mode commits one day per week to University based study and is particularly suited to working practitioners and professionals who wish to extend theor skills and experience.
Coventry University is an hour from London, close to Birmingham and other regional centres. There are frequent study trips to these places.