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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Creative Arts & Design

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-Time: 1 Year, Part-Time: 2 Years

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    UK/EU: £7,600, NON-EU: £14,500
    Fees are subject to change see website for full information.

  • Last Updated

    02 August 2018

Course content

This studio-centred course offers you the opportunity to explore the disciplines of painting, sculpture, performance, installation, printmaking, and lens-based and digital media.

The Fine Art course is characterised by a profound synergy between academic and technical teaching and learning. You'll work towards an independent, critical and reflective practice, supported through tutorials, workshops, lectures, study trips and, in the first year, weekly contact with your personal tutor.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The aim of the course is to examine and critically engage with the practice of art making. It is designed to stimulate and influence individuals to develop independent language in Fine Art through critical, ambitious and disciplined studio practice. The course structure facilitates and actively supports a broad range of activities (from painting to live art) with the aim of questioning and articulating historical and contemporary art contexts and practices.

Modules may include:

Research Methodologies introduces generic principles and processes of research relevant to the practice.

Studio 1: Re-establishment of Studio Practice is designed to re-establish and situate your existing practice.

Studio 2: Developing Studio Practice, you’ll be encouraged to pay greater attention to the exhibition element of your practice. In Aspects of Contemporary Art Practice you’ll develop relevant research methods and advanced reflective research.

Studio 3: Advanced Studio Practice is a double module with the aim of developing your practice and research from the previous modules to a professional standard, culminating in the final exhibition.

For detailed information on modules please go to the Course Page.

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching takes the form of one-to-one tutorials, group critiques, academic workshops, seminars, lectures and forums. Our visiting lecture series is fundamental to our course and we are proud of the range of speakers we attract. Each week internationally acclaimed artists, curators and arts professionals give talks about their work, teach in the studios or deliver an exciting range of workshops driven by their research interests.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The course is made up of summative and formative assessments. Formative assessment takes place with the work in the studio and is ongoing throughout the duration of the course. Feedback is given verbally and through written reports from a personal tutor. Summative assessments take place at the end of modules. Assessments take the form of a presented body of work, an exhibition, reflective/academic text or live presentations.

For more information on teaching and assessment, please view the course handbook via the website.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates go on to become, among other things, professional practising self-employed artists, they become curators in established galleries or set up their own artist run spaces. We have alumni who are teachers or work in gallery education; others have gone onto work in conservation, TV, or Art Therapy.

For more information about opportunities and study abroad options please refer to our website.


Visit the MA Fine Art page on the Bath Spa University website for more details!

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