The Master of Arts Fine Arts cultivates a teaching and learning methodology that values artistic practice. It strives for a balance between contemporary art practice within your own socio-cultural milieu and the theoretical discourses around it. The Programme also underscores the beliefs that through studio experimentation and innovation, it is the role of the artist in research that generates and produces individual self-discipline, knowledge, and discoveries that are pertinent to the realisation of artistic language/vocabulary. You will acquire knowledge of the comprehensive critical, theoretical, and historical discourses that inform contemporary artistic practice.
You will receive quality education through rigorous training that integrates research and practice, develop your abilities to conceptualise creatively, reflect upon your practice, and grow your individual and collaborative skills.
The Programme enables a diversity of contemporary arts practice that includes Drawing, Graphic Novel, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Site Specific, and Time-Based Art. You can locate your research area within the context of your mode of expression or choose to work with an inter-disciplinary approach.
Additional coursework may be required before acceptance into the programme based on applicant’s qualifications.
- Bachelor’s degree and demonstrable ability to pursue discourse and research in contemporary issues in fine arts.
- A satisfactory score in written and spoken English OR a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL iBT 100 for applicants from countries where English is not the first language or whose qualifications are obtained from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction.
- Portfolio: A body of art works documented in digital format. Drawings, installations, paintings and sculptures should be in high resolution for close up viewing. Interdisciplinary time-based works or performance and awareness e-based works should be presented in video or digital format. It will be useful for the documentation to include works seen within an exhibition format or public / private context. All interviews will include discussions on the potential candidate’s knowledge of visual art theories in relation to their art practice.
- Research Proposal: Two-page research proposal indicating your research aims and objectives, proposed outcomes, and brief details of research methods and materials you wish to use.
- Statement of Purpose: 500-word statement of your reasons for pursuing Master’s studies, your suitability and expected benefits from the programme.
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