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Course Description

Our course encourages you to develop your ambitious and innovative work within the supportive atmosphere of studio-based practice and under the close supervision of some of Britain’s leading artists.

We’ve been providing opportunities for ground-breaking talent since the Chapman brothers started making their dramatic impression back in the 1980s.
Now, Professor Grenville Davey, the 1992 Turner Prize winner who runs the course, believes it just keeps getting better. 

The core elements of the course are designed to be challenging and enjoyable, to offer a rich, vibrant and varied experience in the fine arts.
There is a strong professional practice element so you will be encouraged to get involved in ‘real world’ projects – usually exhibitions, commissions, or residencies.

The course culminates in the degree show, which is a significant showcase for your work, attracting large numbers of visitors from the art world as well as the general public.

Our course encourages you to develop your ambitious and innovative work within the supportive atmosphere of studio-based practice and under the close supervision of some of Britain’s leading artists. We’ve been providing opportunities for ground-breaking talent since the Chapman brothers started making their dramatic impression back in the 1980s. Now,...

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Course Content

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

MODULES

  • Developing Independent Practice (core)
  • Research and Practice Methods (core)
  • Interim Exhibition (core)
  • Professional Life (Mental Wealth) (core)
  • Realisation of Practice and MA exhibition (core)

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change. MODULES Developing Independent Practice (core) Research and Practice Methods (core) Interim Exhibition...

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Entry Requirements

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.2 Honours in Fine Art or related Creative Arts subject.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. All applicants are required to attend an interview and submit a portfolio of their work.

PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEW ADVICE :- 

Your portfolio should contain between ten and fifteen works in any medium, e.g. drawing, painting, video, sculpture, installation, etc – that demonstrate your interest in developing as an artist.

Large or site-specific works should be represented photographically.

You should include some preparatory work, e.g. drawings or sketchbooks, as well as completed pieces. In addition to questions about your portfolio you will be asked about artists who interest you and exhibitions you have visited.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :- Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent). If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

 

DEGREE :-  Minimum 2.2 Honours in Fine Art or related Creative Arts subject. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. All applicants are required to attend an interview and submit a portfolio of their work. PORTFOLIO AND INTERVIEW ADVICE :-  Your portfolio should contain between ten...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is by portfolio and coursework, with formative work demonstrated in portfolio submission and critical reflection. Regular feedback is given in workshops for all practice-based programmes in the school. All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the UEL’s Assessment and Feedback Policy.

Assessment is by portfolio and coursework, with formative work demonstrated in portfolio submission and critical reflection. Regular feedback is given in workshops for all practice-based programmes in the school. All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the UEL’s Assessment and Feedback Policy.

Additional Information

All of the programmes in the MFA suite will follow learning and teaching methods geared towards Master’s level achievement, and in particular in the 60 credit MFA modules will have the following key outcomes regarding creative practice and professional engagement:

1.Identifying theoretical issues, range of voices, elements, and techniques used in their chosen creative practice and how they will be transferred to professional engagement.

2.Identify and explore those key contextual issues relevant to their practice as contemporary artists and to their professional context. 

3.Critically develop their own work in the context of a rigorous intellectual climate and in relation to the creative industries and artistic context. 

4.Apply an understanding of elements and theoretical issues at an advanced level, engaging in contemporary creative practice in their chosen discipline and how it relates to a professional context. 

5.Work at the highest possible standards in their work, so that they can develop the confidence, maturity and intellectual and interpersonal skills necessary to function as successful creative practitioners in their chosen field.

6.Work with a high degree of confidence and more sophistication and experimentation in their artistic practice in order to prepare it for professional dissemination.

7.Demonstrate and refine further critical thinking and knowledge of the professional development of their practice, leading to professional engagement in the creative industries. 

Assessment and examination policies, practices and procedures will provide disabled students with opportunities equal to those of their peers to demonstrate the achievement of learning outcomes. Where study or assessment is negatively affected as a direct result of a disability-related cause, reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure the academic progress of the student is not unjustifiably impeded. 

All of the programmes in the MFA suite will follow learning and teaching methods geared towards Master’s level achievement, and in particular in the 60 credit MFA modules will have the following key outcomes regarding creative practice and professional engagement: 1.Identifying theoretical issues, range of voices, elements, and techniques used in their chosen creative...

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