MA Painting


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MA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts offers the opportunity for students to explore a discipline that is constantly widening in scope.
The course is designed to support the development of your practical, research and professional skills in preparation for your continued progression into the professional and academic worlds.
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  • To identify and debate key issues in contemporary painting
  • To contribute to a collaborative public event and online archive on the subject of contemporary painting
  • To extend your knowledge of paint as a material and process
  • To examine the ways in which methods and materials shape the agenda in contemporary painting whilst creating a critical relationship to tradition
  • To explore the range of models of practice for the contemporary painter
  • To examine the notion of painting as research
  • To develop your key questions and ideas from an initial period of review and experimentation
  • To be part of a challenging learning and teaching environment that supports the development of your practical, professional and research skills
  • To engage with the wider research culture at University of the Arts London
  • To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops. View the Wimbledon facilities section


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The course runs over a total of 45 weeks. Learning and teaching will take place through studio practice, written work, group seminars, critiques, exhibitions, peer-led workshops and reading groups. The course places emphasis on the idea of a community of painters.

  • Unit 1: Reviewing practice and forming questions
  • Unit 2: Developing practice and consolidating research
  • Unit 3: Interdisciplinary practice

Course datesAutumn Term:

Monday 8 October - Friday 21 December 2018

Spring Term:

Monday 7 January - Friday 29 March 2019

Summer Term:

Monday 15 April - Friday 13 September 2019

Learning and teaching methods

  • Contextual practice project
  • End of year public panel discussion or symposium
  • Group crits
  • Independent practice-led research
  • Individual tutorials
  • Interim show and external projects
  • Lectures, artist’s talks, demonstrations and seminars
  • Online research folios
  • Orientations and inductions
  • Painter’s forum
  • Painting research online project
  • Peer evaluation exercise
  • Professional practice workshops
  • Reading groups
  • Student presentations
  • Study visits

Assessment methods

  • Illustrated report
  • Project proposal
  • Research folio and paper
  • Studio work
  • Verbal presentation


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  • Geraint Evans - Course Leader

MA Painting

£ 9,500 VAT inc.