This programme develops your practice towards establishing a creative, critical and independent practice. You have your own studio space in which to explore and test your studio work, with full access to workshops and high-quality resources.
The programme welcomes students who wish to pursue any form of artistic practice in an interdisciplinary studio-based research environment. A core series of critical studies lectures, seminars, tutorials and collaborative opportunities allow you to develop your awareness of key issues in contemporary culture. We also offer opportunities for working with museums and galleries outside of the University, developing your specialism towards the achievement of professional excellence within your field.
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.
FA800 - Fine Art (60 credits)
FA801 - Development of Practice (30 credits)
FA803 - Collaborative Project (30 credits)
MU898 - Dissertation (60 credits)
Teaching and Assessment
The programme is assessed by self-directed written and practice-based coursework for each of the modules.
The programme aims to:
create and interpret knowledge at the forefront of the discipline through the development of critical, conceptual and practical abilities
develop a self-directed programme of practice and related research
contextualise and theorise practice in relation to, and through critical evaluation of, the work of contemporary practitioners and leading researchers within the discipline
develop a comprehensive understanding of methodologies applicable to independent research
develop autonomy in practice work within a context that fosters collaborative learning
sustain an advanced practice that encompasses the disciplines of writing, discussion and producing practice-based outcomes
achieve high-level skills and competencies as a preparation for professional practice and further development in the field of the arts
embed your research within the context of the University and utilise the resources offered in the research environment such as staff expertise, symposia and colloquia
develop public outcomes outside the University in a range of formats
attract students from a diversity of arts contexts and contexts that inform artistic practice, including fine art, history of art, sociology, journalism, English literature, film studies architecture and philosophy
attract intellectually able and talented students who are enquiring, open to experimentation, discussion and collaboration as well as able to work independently
provide a forward-thinking, dynamic learning environment that responds to the current climate of debate and production in the arts
forge an international identity within the field of study through developing partnerships with international universities and non-HEIs
support specialism and progression by allowing you to opt for specific routes of study that include Fine Art, Curation and Critical Arts Writing as designators of the final degree award and to be taught together in an interdisciplinary environment.
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