Birmingham City University

MA ART AND DESIGN: INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

Our MA Art and Design: Interdisciplinary Practices develops your professional practice while engaging with the hybrid nature of art and design in contemporary culture. You will apply art and design methodologies to challenge conventional viewpoints. A multidisciplinary team of expert staff encourages you to work across mediums, processes and working methods (such as photography, installation, print, digital media, sculpture, illustration, curatorial practice, textiles, drawing, sound, graphic design, site-specific art, participatory arts or 3D design).

Entry Requirements

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Art and Design, Fine Art, or other Arts-based Degree course, related subject. The minimum academic qualification required is a 2:2 award. Those with equivalent prior professional or life experience will also be considered.

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands.

Career Prospects

While most artists are self-employed many already have or wish to gain employment in a range of related professions across the creative industries. Some people are looking for ways to enhance their skills set, some are seeking ways to advance in the profession they already have whilst others are seeking a change in direction enabling them to do what they have dreamed of.

Career Opportunities for MA ART AND DESIGN: INTERDISCIPLINARY PRACTICES Professionals

  • Conference/ exhibition organisers
  • Web designers
  • Health professionals
  • Graphic designers
  • Business professionals
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Industrial relations officers

Course Details

This stimulating course offers you an education in contemporary art and design from an interdisciplinary perspective. You will be supported as creative individuals from a range of tutors and practitioners, with the aim of pushing your existing practice in new directions. The course helps you develop a wider contextual understanding of your practice, while gaining strong research skills in order to develop interdisciplinary projects underpinned by contextual and theoretical debates.

Core Module:
• Practices and Processes in Art and Design
• Advanced Practice 2
• Research in Practice
• Major Project

Optional Module:
• Contemporary Philosophy and Aesthetics
• Models and Methods of Curatorial Practice
• Queer Strategies in Practice
• Small Arts Business Set Up
• Photography as Research
• Creative Publishing and Public Dissemination
• Technical Methods, Workshop Practice and Learning
• Social Practice in the Visual Arts
• Art and Transcultural Communication

Art and Ecologies:
• Collaborative Practice

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