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MA Fine Art(Part-Time)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Master of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:
- recognise the equal importance of practical experimentation and theoretical reflection;
- increase critical and analytical skills and identify focus in studio work;
- engage with a wide variety of practical and theoretical concerns in the production, distribution and criticism of art work;
- organise, prepare, curate, mount, and document an exhibition of practical work produced during the course;
- work effectively in a group situation being able to organise and implement the variety of practical and professional skills required to mount such an exhibition to a professional standard.
- undertake learning experiences appropriate to the development, critique and understanding of the professional artist within the post-modern environment;
- develop an understanding of contemporary art practice and discourses identifying and locating their own personal positions within the current context of art and theory.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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