School of Art - Swindon College

Fine Art: Drawing for Fine Art Practice

School of Art - Swindon College
In Swindon

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Swindon
Duration 45 Weeks
  • Postgraduate
  • Swindon
  • Duration:
    45 Weeks
Description

The programme aims to make a contribution to the strengthening position of Fine Art Drawing as a major component of visual art production, promoting the language of drawing as a broad, experimental code that underpins so much of contemporary Fine Art practice and research.

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Swindon
North Star Avenue, SN2 1DY, Wiltshire, England
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Swindon
North Star Avenue, SN2 1DY, Wiltshire, England
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· Requirements

Successful applicants will normally have a good honours degree in Fine Art. Applicants with qualifications in related disciplines and those without formal academic qualifications might also be considered, providing they can provide evidence of relevant experience and a level of work appropriate to the academic demands of the programme. Candidates will be selected after presentation of a portfolio at interview, and admissions tutors will decide selection on the basis of the candidate’s ability to benefit from the programme...

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Course programme

Students will be invited to re-evaluate their practice through studio investigation and critical analysis, considering the context in which the work is made and how the work operates both conceptually and contextually.

The nature of research will focus on individual study proposals and studio practice, and will invite investigation into the boundaries between drawing and a broad range of Fine Art disciplines from traditional works on paper to painting, printmaking, three-dimensional or combined media work and digital technologies. Study will culminate in a major body of work at the MA end of year show.

The Fine Art department, located in a new building, offers an expansive cultural studies programme enjoying opportunities to travel both nationally and internationally. The department makes particular use of its proximity to galleries in London, the Ashmolean in Oxford and the Arnolfini in Bristol.

Course Content

The programme of learning is centred on individual studio practice and is informed by a mixture of formal taught components, individual tutorial and cultural visits. The programme involves:

Three practice-based modules, all assessed by exhibition or presentation:

  • Practice and Context
  • Fine Art practice
  • Advanced Fine Art practice

Two research modules:

  • Research methodologies (linked to practice) assessed by journal/presentation
  • Research paper assessed by a written essay

Assessment Information

Assessment methods involve formative and summative strategies leading to a positive learning methodology with written feedback on all assessed work.

Dedication

45 weeks, full-time.

Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will normally have a good honours degree in Fine Art. Applicants with qualifications in related disciplines and those without formal academic qualifications might also be considered, providing they can provide evidence of relevant experience and a level of work appropriate to the academic demands of the programme. Candidates will be selected after presentation of a portfolio at interview, and admissions tutors will decide selection on the basis of the candidate’s ability to benefit from the programme.

Applicants must be able to prove an academic fluency with the English language. This will normally be acquisition of a recognised EFL qualification for overseas candidates.

Additional information

Comments: Validated by Oxford Brookes University.
Career opportunities: Graduates of the course may elect to work as Fine Art Practitioners or seek employment within the creative industries. Alternatively, graduates may decide to pursue further study at doctorate level.
Contact person: Lawrence Quigley

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