In a world dominated by visual imagery, artists need the appropriate skills, reflexive approaches and attitudes of critical enquiry to work as effective professionals within their field.
The MA Arts Practice Fine Art degree offers you the opportunity to explore your own specialism of fine art practice, and develop your practice across a broader range of interdisciplinary activity.
You will study over a number of designated weekend sessions, held at approximately monthly intervals at our Cardiff campus, allowing you to study alongside other personal and work commitments you may have.
Weekends will include lectures, guest speakers, workshops, tutorials, field trips and visits*; your study will be further supported via on-line tutorials. This blended approach to teaching will enable you to develop as an independent, enterprising artist.
You will develop new ways of looking at your own practice within the field of fine art. You will explore distinct areas of practice and research while reviewing your own and fellow students’ work-in-progress. Through negotiation, you will develop a proposal for new work that will form the framework for further development. The course is structured to enable you to fully realise your ambitions for your practice.
The MA Arts Practice Fine Art course begins in October each year and runs over 18 months.
Part One: October – March
- Artist Practitioner 1
- Research and Practice in the Creative and Cultural Industries
Part Two: April – September
- Artist Practitioner 2
- Professional Practice in the Arts
Part Three: October – March
• Artist Practitioner 3 Major Project
The MA Arts Practice Fine Art course makes use of a blended learning approach to delivery, which combines face-to-face teaching with on -line support for study.
Teaching, which consists of lectures, guest speakers, workshops, tutorials, field trips and visits*, takes place during a series of weekends held at approximately monthly intervals.
Students are further supported in their learning via on-line tutorials. You will be expected to develop your area of practice independently.
Graduates of MA Arts Practice (Fine Art), can progress to careers in academia, a Fine Artist, Teacher, Artist in residence, Public Artist, Community Artist, Ceramicist, Exhibitions Organiser, Socially Engaged Practitioner, Prop maker, Technician, Technical Demonstrator, Craft Designer, Gallery Owner, Art Dealer, Art Conservator, Curator, Art Gallery Technician, Art Transporter, Arts Journalist, Critical Commentator, Web Designer, Arts Administrator, Set Designer, Model Maker, Illustrator, Mural Designer, Creative Director, Art Director, Arts Business Manager or Arts Publicist.