Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Drawing

Paris College Of Art

Program Description

Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Drawing

Paris College Of Art

Designed for students whose creative practice is predominately rooted in drawing. Candidates for the program will be seeking new contexts and experiences for developing established/existing practices. Drawing is understood as more than a support or preparation for other disciplines: it is considered the work. Each core workshop draws upon the individual investigations and questions arising and evolving in the studio as a starting point and provides the students with new contexts to rethink their work – to test out methods, materials and ideas.59155_IMG_0002-e1474296725227-1024x535.jpgThe aim is to explore contemporary and emerging approaches to drawing alongside the continued acquisition and practice of academic skills. There is an expectation that students will explore a convergence rather than opposition of the two. At PCA Students may choose either the 1-year MA Degree Track or the 2-year MFA (Terminal) Degree Track. The first year is common to both degree tracks with the exception of a spring semester Degree Project for MA candidates. MA students who choose to continue into the MFA would be required to complete the 3rd and 4th semesters and the MFA Thesis Project.
59152_drawing-1024x683.jpgThe program is designed with an emphasis on professional practice and research, and, for the MFA program, with a focus on the teaching of drawing, providing students with possibilities to further their work outside the context of the school. Students are taught how to apply ‘drawing’ in its many forms to unfamiliar and diverse situations, and are encouraged to invent projects that will continue beyond the scope of the MA/MFA. Every student will take part in a form of collaboration where they will bring their drawing practice into dialogue/conversation/exchange with artists, designers and creative professionals from other fields. The collaborations are devised according to each student’s needs in order to challenge each individual and are expected to provoke potentially radically different departures for their work. The program is open to any applicant who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree (BFA, BA, BSc, BID, BArch, etc.) with a studio component, or acquired basic technical skills (e.g., drawing) through other educational or professional experiences. (Applicants without a BFA are required to have at least two semesters of Art History. A portfolio will be required demonstrating a fine arts practice).

MA Curriculum

One-Year Program

  • Studio 1: Experimentation

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  • Masterclass series 1 (MDRA)
  • Research Seminar 1: Archive and Voice (MDRA)
  • Masters ElectiveSpring
  • Studio 2: Collaboration (MDRA)
  • Research Seminar 2: Post-Colonialism & Globalization (MDRA)
  • MA Thesis
  • MA Degree Project
  • Masters Elective

Electives

  • Drawing Technology and Perception (MDRA)
  • Advanced Printmaking (MDRA)

MFA Curriculum

Year One

  • Studio 1: Experimentation

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  • Masterclass series 1 (MDRA)
  • Research Seminar 1: Archive and Voice (MDRA)
  • Studio 2: Collaboration (MDRA)
  • Masterclass Series 2 (MDRA)
  • Research Seminar 2: Post-Colonialism & Globalization (MDRA)
  • Masters Elective

Year Two

  • Studio 3: Drawing in Art And Design Education (MDRA)
  • Masterclass Series 3 (MDRA)
  • Research Seminar 3: Interstices, the Hybrid and Passeurs (MDRA)
  • Educational Principles (MDRA)Spring
  • MFA Thesis
  • MFA Degree Project
  • Masters Elective

Electives

  • Drawing Technology and Perception (MDRA)
  • Advanced Printmaking (MDRA)
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 25, 2017
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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
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1 - 2 years
Full time
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Locations
France - Paris, Ile-de-France
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