This course will develop your professional practice while engaging you with the hybrid nature of art and design in contemporary culture. This includes learning the effective application of art and design methodologies to challenge conventional viewpoints. Closely supported by a multidisciplinary team of expert staff you will be encouraged to work across art and design, exploring the potential of various media, processes and working methods.
The course is part of the Art Based Master's Programme - an integrated framework that allows students to build their own course. Core modules in any given course become option modules in all other courses. Students will have an opportunity to engage with other students from diverse learning and professional experiences. Various freestanding options are available.
This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification.
Modules include: Advanced Practice 1 and 2; Research in Practice; Final Project.
A range of option modules are also offered. These include: Discourses in Art and Design, Strategic Marketing for the Arts and Photography as Research.
Individual study is central to the course which can be determined through the various art and design disciplines; students are encouraged to consider the full range of material offered in the arts based Master's programme; students are expected to complete extended essays for option modules chosen and this helps extends their range of research in relation to contemporary culture and current debate; the final Master’s stage submission is a major project based on the student's research and development.