Manchester Metropolitan University
is currently undertaking a review of long-term academic provision on the Cheshire campus. The review will look at how we might re-focus the types of courses offered at Cheshire in the context of the wider University provision. A range of options is currently being considered.
We can confirm that we are taking and processing applications for full time postgraduate courses and any part time courses of one year duration starting in 2017 on the Cheshire Campus. However, with regard to longer part time postgraduate courses, due to the ongoing review, the University will accept applications for courses delivered at Cheshire but will not process those applications until more is known in respect of the future of the campus.
MA by Research in Contemporary Arts suits artists (emergent and professional) from a range of disciplines – which may include dance, drama, live arts, theatre, music and creative writing – who wish to develop a focused critical inquiry around their practice. The scope of the proposed research project is aligned with specialist expertise of staff in the Contemporary Arts Department, and developed under supervision with an appropriate supervisory team. Whether your own practical work (practice-as-research) or the work of others becomes the focus of your research inquiry you will be supported in determining suitable research methods and methodologies towards the development of your Praxis project, which will also include critical and reflective writing. You can expect an exciting and varied arts environment with good facilities and excellent technical support. A large, mixed-disciplined student community and exemplary Contemporary Arts Centre provision add to our unique agenda.
With well-established links to the professional world, this versatile and effective programme has broad appeal. A suitable choice for professional practitioners wishing to develop their careers, its multi-disciplinary content coupled with practice based research is also ideal preparation for work in the arts in higher education.
In addition, it is highly appropriate for those wishing to engage in practice as research and to go on to study at MPhil or PhD level.
Contemporary Arts With routes in dance, drama, live art, theatre, music, visual arts and writing MA by research
Features and Benefits
•Track record of graduates producing innovative work within and between arts subject domains.
•Access to excellent drama/performance spaces, ranging from the intimate to the large-scale, plus dance studios, specialist music studios, writing rooms and a new media suite.
•Have a look at our excellent facilities and find out more about the department on our website
You will normally hold a good UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in the arts, preferably with upper second or first classification, and/or will have substantial relevant professional experience. Applicants are chosen on the basis of their application form and an interview. International students please see
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