Our MA Fine Art Master’s course embraces art practice, in whatever form it takes (drawing, painting, sculpture, print, photography, installation, lens-based media, performance, participatory, interdisciplinary, and expanded practice) and in whichever circumstance it occurs.
It is conceptual at heart, pursuing strong ideas and challenges of art in real life. The artist Joseph Beuys, working in Social Sculpture, famously said: "Every man has the most precious building in the world in his head, feelings, and free will. And the French poet Baudelaire said: the best form of art criticism is another work of art."
We agree and so art is considered about philosophy, art history and theory, contemporary discourse, and global contexts, establishing critical frameworks in which artists make work. We also have strong links with art galleries and artists' communities, including Eastside Projects led by Gavin Wade and Céline Cordorelli.
This expansive programmer you a specialist education in Fine Art with both core practice modules and optional modules, that change to reflect contemporary ways of practicing. These have included: Philosophy and Aesthetics; Social Practices in the Visual Arts; Creative Publishing; Technical Methods; Small Arts Business Set up; Models and Methods of Curatorial Practice and Photography as Research. This help develops and frames your practice whilst also introducing you to contemporary contexts and debates.
It will enable you to take risks, be imaginative, and be self-reflexive in the development of your work. It builds your confidence, enhances your critical and analytical skills, and prepares you for a career in the creative sector.