Masters degrees in Painting equip postgraduates with the skills to engage with and utilise a variety of painting techniques for the production of different forms of art and other products.
Taught MA and MFA degrees are relevant for the field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Art or Design.
Masters degrees in Panting aren’t simply about painting canvases of people or natural landscapes (though of course, they can be if you want them to). These courses also explore many modern approaches to painting, particularly with regards to technological advancements, and contemporary applications for painting.
For example, through a combination of disciplines such as nanotechnology and art, career could lead to developing painting techniques for products like cars and other vehicles.
Of course, if traditional painting is more your style, these courses can train you to become an independent art practitioner. You will experiment with both traditional and modern techniques for painting, examining historical periods such as the Renaissance, and scrutinising artistic movements such as fauvism.
From this, you may advance to join an artists’ guild, look to conserve historic paintings, or even branch into interior design.
Through the many learning and teaching experiences the programme offers, students and staff rigorously, critically and supportively engage in personal tutorials, group critiques and presentations. These discussions and critical forums take place in the Painting studios, across the College, through visits to galleries and collaborations with our partner institutions, and during visits to major exhibitions both in this country and abroad.
Our students are here to reflect upon and play out what kind of artists they want to be – how best to serve and challenge their personal agendas and all this in relation to current discussions and developments within the scope of contemporary painting, and the broader cultural realm. The student experience is supported by the painting programme, the opportunities and events that are timetabled across the School of Fine Art, and the Cultural and Historical Studies schedule.
Ultimately the programme is designed and delivered in order to support our graduates in developing art practices that are sustainable and meaningful to each artists particular ambitions and operate at the highest levels of the contemporary art world. With each new year-group the dynamic of the studios and the conversations around painting shift and broaden in their agendas and processes.
On graduation a selection of students are awarded studio residences, which the programme supports through a mentoring scheme, along with all our graduates being supported as they apply for residencies and other professional opportunities.
Recent visiting lecturers include: Milly Thompson, Ansel Krut, Philip Allen, Alison Katz, Sally O’Reilly, Alexis Teplin, Milena Dragicevic, Tom Morton, George Shaw, Amikam Toren, Clarrie Wallis, Paul Housley, Tim Stoner, Sophie von Hellermann, Jamie Shovlin, Varda Caivano, Kate MacGarry, Margot Heller, Daniel Sinsel, Martin Herbert, Markus Vater, Toby Ziegler and Katy Moran.
The programme offers:
This programme is currently under review for the 2017/18 Academic Year. Please be aware that the programme structure and course availability is subject to change.
This programme encourages practices that are speculative and reflective, supporting work in a range of media. It is concerned with ways of learning that are experiential – embodied through and understood by the acquisition of a practice.
During the late 20th century, developments within visual art introduced new processes and situations, which resulted in an expanded concept of artistic practice.
Media-related disciplines supported by the programme include sculpture, painting and printmaking, photography, audio-visual and new media. The programme also encompasses approaches to practice that are non media-specific, including intermedia, time-based arts, performance, installation, public art and art writing.
You may complete the MA in one year, or continue on to the MFA. You will have access to a designated studio space and a wide range of studio equipment, technicians and resources, including printmaking, metal, wood, casting, painting, photography, reprographic and digital facilities.
Our students often work in groups across subject areas in the School of Art and collaborate throughout the year on critical, creative and curatorial projects. This gives you a unique opportunity to integrate the fields of art practice, art writing and curating, culminating in an exhibition of your own work or in a research project of your own design.
We regularly organise field trips and offer short residency and project opportunities with our local and international partners.
The programme also involves the theoretical study of this family of media and approaches, drawing on related fields and methods.
Students on this programme will benefit from studio-based learning in Edinburgh College of Art's (ECA) historic Lauriston Place campus, along with the exhibitions and events associated with a vibrant art college. The art college experience will be complemented by the University's extensive range of student support facilities, its libraries, student societies, and student accommodation.
Our purpose-built studios are adaptable, serving both as working studios and project and exhibition spaces. Our workshops and foundry provide excellent accommodation for working in wood, metal, mould-making, casting and carving and there are facilities for working with sound, digital imaging and video editing.
The programme develops from a broad to a specialist understanding of the technical resources and validating contexts in which artists work today, drawing inspiration and nourishment from the experience of our international student cohort.
This programme enables you to develop an ambitious art practice as well as providing you with the organisational and economic knowledge required to thrive as a self-employed artist. You will also be qualified to teach studio art in higher education and to work in the contemporary art sector.
The MFA program in photography and related media emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive artist. The program encourages graduate study in photography and related media as a means to personal, aesthetic, intellectual, and career development.
The curriculum provides a focus of study that is continually sensitive to the needs of each student, building upon the strengths each individual brings to the program. Successful completion of the program enables students to seek careers in fields including education, museum or gallery work, or as self-employed visual artists.
The program provides students with the opportunity to use the still and moving image as a means to:
Distribution of work within these guidelines is subject to modification based upon the candidate’s background, abilities, and interests. An individualized course of study is prepared with the advice of the graduate faculty and made a matter of record. Modifications in this prescribed program thereafter must be approved and recorded.
Elective courses are available in areas such as, but not limited to, video, printmaking, painting, sculpture, communication design, crafts, bookmaking, graphic design, new media, computer graphics, art history, and archival preservation and conservation. A complete list of graduate electives is available through the student's adviser. There are also graduate electives offered throughout the university. Students also have opportunities to enhance their studies through independent studies and internships.
Matriculation from the MFA program is obtained when the student has completed and mounted their graduate thesis exhibition, successfully passed their thesis defense, and submitted their thesis publication. The thesis must be an original body of work appropriate to the major commitment of the degree. The thesis publication is a professional, published presentation of the thesis project, which must be submitted, in both print and digital form. It must contain an extended artist statement and a presentation of the majority of thesis artwork. It is prepared for inclusion in the Wallace Library, the School's Archive, and the Graduate Annex Space. The verbal defense requires a public address by the student, discussion of the thesis project, and exhibition in a digital presentation format.
The MFA program in photography and related media and the BFA program in photographic and imaging arts are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree in Arts and Culture Management is an exclusive programme designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture.
Upon completion of the programme, attendees will be able to:
Understand the characteristics and trends of the arts and culture market and the role played by the cultural manager
Recognize the intersection of cultural management with other areas of political, economic and social concern, such as national identity, cultural diversity, economic development, urban regeneration and heritage preservation
Develop and apply effective marketing and communication strategies in the global environment of arts and culture, both for private and public/non-profit organizations
Identify and manage the characteristics of the main artistic and culture-related businesses and to develop effective managerial strategies
Develop and nurture cultural brands
Master the use of new technologies within cultural organizations and the most advanced communication tools and channels
Structure effective managerial processes and functions for cultural organizations
Organize fundraising activities and events to support cultural initiatives
Explore the impact of legislation on the cultural market
Manage financial dimensions related to cultural activities in the global economy
Develop a comprehensive business plan for arts and cultural ventures
Understand and utilize project management techniques for culture related managerial activities
Evaluate and apply leadership models as tools for ethical and culturally-influenced decision-making
The Master’s degree course offers the opportunity to study abroad for a week, which will give you a chance to learn further management models and systems worldwide. Students who might not be able to travel abroad may still follow the lectures comfortably from home via the latest generation platform for distance education employed by the Rome Business School.
Interested attendees may take part in paid internship in numerous Countries at major companies and organisations.
The Rome Business School prizes intercultural exchange as a source of personal and professional development. Students from all continents regularly attend its courses.
The Rome Business School employs a wide array of teaching methods:
• Case study analysis
• Assisted private studying
• Guest speakers
• Company tours
• Complementary cultural initiatives
The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree in Arts and Culture Management, available either on-campus or through distance learning, in is structured over 12 months and includes:
- 6 months of lectures (twice per week)
- 6 months of final project work
- International paid internship opportunities
- Italian language course included
- Company visits
- Networking events
- All applicants must have a three-year degree (or be near completion).
- Applicants for English-taught Masters must demonstrate English language proficiency.
For both the on-campus and distance learning options and in order to ensure a high quality training course, classes can consist of a maximum of 15 attendees.
Rome Business School is an International Institution that has already hosted students from 140 countries.
It employs university lecturers, company trainers, consultants, managers and entrepreneurs chosen because of their proven experience and skills. The faculty has a strong multicultural inclination, with representatives from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. It will synergistically leaves you with a patrimony of knowledge for your personal development.
Our selected renewed and highly competent formators are always assessed and rated by students, thanks to our quality assurance system.
Rome Business School is developing an International didactic and corporate Network, thanks to several partnerships with business schools, universities and companies