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INTRODUCTION Fine Art is a wide ranging field of activity, from painting to electronic and live art, and has grown rapidly in recent years to become a key cultural factor as demonstrated by the growth in the audience for art and in the media attention it attracts. The MFA is a studio based programme dealing with the whole range of Fine Art, from painting and sculpture to video and live art, each supported by good facilities and taught by nationally and internationally practicing artists and including discussion of artists? practice, exhibiting and curating. COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT On this practice-based Master?s programme an individual programme of studio work, negotiated with staff, will re- establish and then develop your work, potentially to professional, exhibiting level. Progress is guided by both scheduled and optional individual tutorials, and group critiques of work. The context for studio work is informed and clarified by a programme of seminars and discussions which set out a wide range of practice, both in terms of individual artists? work and contemporary museum, gallery, exhibiting and curating activity. This programme is taught with contributions from the staff and from artists and directors and curators of galleries of national and international standing. The programme content varies from year to year according to material available in exhibition in Bristol, London and other centres to which study visits occur on a regular basis - there are currently six to eight Master of Fine Art study visits to London each year between October and June as well as optional participation in two overseas study visits each year, currently to Paris and New York or Berlin. TEACHING METHODS AND RESOURCES The programme runs for a 45 week, three trimester year, from October to January, February to June and June to September. Full-time students will have studio spaces in the Bath School of Art and Design. Part-time students provide their own working facilities in the Bath area and BSAD may be able to assist with these arrangements. The course is organised in conjunction with the Artist Teachers Scheme (itself organised by the National Society for Education in Art and Design with support from the Arts Council) through which specialist art teachers prepare for Master?s level study. Specialist facilities include computer studios with over 70 Macs, as well as flatbed and transparency scanners. There is a recently re-equipped digital media studio. All students have access to workshops in photography, sound and video, etching and litho, as well as the specialist Art and Design library. TUTORS ? Roger Clarke - A sculptor who has exhibited in Europe and the UK. ? Colin Crumplin - A painter who has exhibited in Europe, the UK and the USA and has works in many collections including those of ACE, Saatchi and Deutschebank. ? Robert Fearns - A video maker who has presented his work in Europe and the UK. ? Maria Lalic - A Professor of Painting, who has exhibited worldwide and has work in collections including those of the Tate, V&A, ACE museums in Germany and Austria, DTI and Deutschebank. ? Alex Landrum - A painter who has exhibited widely in Europe and the UK, and has work in many collections including the Saatchi. ? Ed Whittaker - An artist who uses photography and has exhibited in Europe and the UK and has work in many collections including the IWM. These staff will be supported by other members of the fine art staff and a team of visiting lecturers, who in recent years have included: Glenn Brown John Chilver Stephen Cox Andrew Cross Kathy Dalwood Graham Day Natalie van Doxell Peter Fillingham Mick Finch Stephen Foster Matt Franks Martin Grimmer Alexis Harding Gerard Hemsworth Kirsten Kartcher Tania Kovats Wendy Lewis Sandie Macrae Craig Martin Mariele Neudecker Kay Pallister Barry Schwabsky Rosie Snell Andrew Southall Michael Stubbs David Toop Amikam Toren Tom Trevor Mandy Ure Paul Winstanley John Wood and Ric

INTRODUCTION Fine Art is a wide ranging field of activity, from painting to electronic and live art, and has grown rapidly in recent years to become a key cultural factor as demonstrated by the growth in the audience for art and in the media attention it attracts. The MFA is a studio based programme dealing with the whole range of Fine Art, from painting and sculpture to video and live art, each...

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