Would you like to apply your arts or applied sciences background to the conservation of fine art?
Northumbria University’s MA Conservation of Fine Art course is the only Master of Arts course in the UK that specialises in the conservation of easel painting and works of art on paper.
Integrating a mix of fine art, science and forensic techniques, you will study a range of subjects including studio and work-based practice, conservation theory, science, technical examination, -preventive conservation and research training skills.
In addition to the core modules studied, you will have the option to undertake a work placement during years one and two in the UK or abroad.
The course requires students to have sound colour vision, manual dexterity, logical thought and the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to changing practical situations. It is also necessary to appreciate the integrity of works of art and have a sensitivity of approach coupled with a calm temperament and infinite patience.
Applicants are required to hold an honours degree, usually in chemistry, physics, art history or fine art, although students have also come from backgrounds in engineering and other related fields.Science graduates must also have competence in practical art and Arts graduates should note that an A Level in Chemistry or the completion of a specialist science course (such as Chemistry for Conservators run by IAP in London) will strengthen their application.
Recipient: Northumbria University
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