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Course content

The MA in Fine Art offers an exciting opportunity for students to expand and deepen their knowledge and practice. This dynamic programme will support you by engaging with the challenges inherent in building your artistic practice. It provides you with a framework within which you will experiment, work through personal investigations, and be encouraged to specialise. Lectures, seminars and critiques link practice and theory, and provide a forum for sharing and exploring perspectives. Applying critical reflection and locating your work within a contemporary environment of ideas, you will develop your practice to produce a substantial body of work.

You may work in any contemporary medium and will be able to take advantage of our facilities and expertise in painting, drawing, digital media, photography, video, sculpture, installation and printmaking. Critical studies form an integral part of the course, enabling you to contextualise studio practice in seminar papers and presentations.

The course emphasises practical exploration, supervised independent learning, reflection and critical evaluation. You’ll be encouraged to share your knowledge, experience and perceptions. The course promotes intellectual enquiry, a high level of practical and technical ability, and the acquisition of a professional skill set. Its aim is for graduating students to be fully prepared as competitive arts professionals.

Modules

  • Contemporary Practice
  • Research and Context
  • Consolidation: Visual Enquiry
  • Professional Development
  • Major Project

Study style

You can opt for full-time study which involves day-time or evening sessions, or part-time study in evenings.

Assessment is 100% by coursework.

Become a competitive arts professional

The course promotes intellectual enquiry, a high level of practical and technical ability, and the acquisition of a professional skillset. Through our expert guidance you will be supported in determining your own creative direction, enabling you to become the artist you want to be.

Staff expertise and professional facilities

You will be supported in working in any contemporary medium and will benefit from access to our purpose built facilities and expertise in painting, drawing, digital media, photography, sculpture, installation and printmaking.

Intensive studio practice and integrated theory

Lectures, seminars and group criticisms provide a forum linking practice, critique and theory. This will help you establish a theoretical context for your ideas.

Careers

  • Practicing artist
  • Curation
  • Arts management
  • Teaching and lecturing
  • PhD study and research

Visit the Fine Art - PgCert/PgDip/MA page on the University of Gloucestershire website for more details!

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