MA Fine Art

Anglia Ruskin University

Program Description

MA Fine Art

Anglia Ruskin University

More information: www.anglia.ac.uk/mafineart

This course offers a specialist practice-based curriculum which embraces a variety of creative attitudes and practices ranging from painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking, digital media, photography to performance. The 180-credit modular course places emphasis on autonomous learning and innovative research whilst also offering transferable skills for professional engagement. Learning is achieved through a sustained self-directed body of practice supported by one-to-one tutorials, lectures, seminars and peer group presentations.


Contemporary fine art reflects a range of cultural perspectives and addresses audiences across a range of professional contexts. This course therefore, supports a curriculum which addresses advanced fine art practice across a broad range of creative disciplines whilst also providing opportunities for professional engagement within the creative industries. The interplay of this provision enables you to locate your work at the forefront of contemporary fine art practice, developing both critical and creative dialogues with staff and fellow students, and providing you with the opportunity to test out your ideas within a professional environment and context.

The interplay of this provision enables you to locate your work at the forefront of contemporary fine art practice, developing both critical and creative dialogues with staff and fellow students, and providing you with the opportunity to test out your ideas within a professional environment and context.

The acquisition of key transferable skills is embedded throughout the course. Full-time fractional and part-time staff members within the school provide links to industry through their own professional career profiles. The direct professional experience gained through such affiliations is passed down through tutorial engagement with the students who are encouraged to actively pursue opportunities supported by tutorial guidance.

The opportunity to extend professional skills is further augmented through option modules from Lord Ashcroft International Business School's MA Arts Management, which address key issues applicable to employment within the public and museums art sector.


Facilities

Cambridge School of Art has a superb range of facilities for students of Fine Art with studios leading directly off the Ruskin Gallery. The facilities include excellent printmaking and sculpture workshops, as well as photography dark rooms, life drawing, and computer suites for video production and digital imaging.


Links with industry and professional recognition

Our emphasis on professional practice contributes to regular student success in major national and international competitions and an active student engagement with live professional exhibition projects and exhibitions.In Cambridge, the course has developed particularly strong links with art organisations including Aid & Abet, Changing Spaces, Wysing Arts and Cambridge Artworks, with many alumni actively involved in these and with projects further afield. New developments include the programming of a specialist Fine Art Professional Practice day, aimed at both students and alumni.


Associated careers

Postgraduate students of our MA Fine Art benefit from a number of career opportunities. In addition to developing successful careers within the creative field, graduates have followed pathways in further and higher education, museum and gallery management, public arts projects, artist in residence schemes and fellowships opportunities both in this country and abroad.

Entry Requirements: A good honours degree, (or equivalent) normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Entry will normally be subject to submission of a portfolio, and an interview Candidates for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate IELTS at level 6.5, or equivalent. Non-Academic Conditions: Art Portfolio



Portfolio requirements

Your portfolio should:

  • show examples of your recent visual practice and where possible should include work which is indicative of some of the themes and areas interest you would like to develop on the Masters. These may take the form of original artworks or good quality reproductions in hard copy of digital form.
  • contain evidence of visual and or textual research which has informed the development of your practice.


  • International applicants
    International applicants are encouraged to host their portfolios online and provide us with the URL or submit in pdf format by email attached. CD or hardcopy formats submitted by post to our International Admissions Office are also acceptable but please note that these will not be returned to applicants.

    Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements.


Last updated March 7, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2017
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1 - 2 years
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Start date Jan. 2017
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United Kingdom Cambridge, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price - UK/EU: £6,695; International: £10,500
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Cambridge, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price - UK/EU: £6,695; International: £10,500