Postgraduate studies in Fine Art at Kent offer you an energetic, challenging and open framework in which to explore your artistic practice. The programme welcomes independent thinkers who seek to develop their practice in a discursive environment that brings together a diverse set of attitudes to making and producing art work in contemporary culture. As a student, you are encouraged to realise your creative and intellectual potential within your discipline informed by specialists within your field.
The MA Fine Art programme prepares you for a professional career in the arts and we offer new workshops and studio spaces with excellent technical support to realise your practice-based projects. New opportunities to work together on ambitious group projects in public are encouraged and supported by a staff team made up of practicing artists. Our new MA Sound and Image programme is our interdisciplinary collaboration between Fine Art and Music. It is designed to provide knowledge and skills in advanced practicebased research, and foster individual creative ideas.
The MA Fine Art programme enables you to develop your work through an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. Alongside supervisory support, you are offered workshops, seminars and exhibition opportunities throughout your research period.
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 at our new multimillion pound development on the Chatham Historic Dockyard, just 55 minutes from London.
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 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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Cost & Fees
Annual tuition fees:
- EU/UK: 5100 GBP
- International: 12450 GBP
- EU/UK: 2550 GBP
- International: 6240 GBP
An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies. A portfolio of creative work is required for admission.
Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Last updated August 31, 2015