Investigating Post Graduate Study
I began my Post Graduate Research by using the following websites to locate a suitable post graduate course.
More specific searches are shown below:
- Distance Learning Portal – Online Masters in Visual Arts
- University of Liverpool – Online Masters
- Study Portal
- Introduction to Curation Online
- College of Camberwell – Fine Art Digital
- Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital, M.A.
- University for the Creative Arts: MA Fine Art
MA Fine Art Digital
After conducting considerable research I have decided that my preferred MA to do would be the MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College using the online option. I believe that the way that I currently work fits in well with the Fine Art Digital programme and I see this as a way of developing my skillset further and integrating with artists who are practising art in a similar way to myself. The Programme Specification is shown below.
MA Fine Art Digital at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on art that engages with, uses and is impacted by digital.
This course doesn’t focus on technology but presents it as a tool to facilitate ideas, placing emphasis upon its creative and artistic use. The MA Fine Art Digital is offered both as a studio based and an online course.
Content: what students can expect
- To blur and break the boundaries between traditional Fine Art disciplines such as painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as exploring the space created by the digital
- Their programme of work to be supported by specialist academic staff in workshops, individual tutorials and seminars
- A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses that draw upon the richness of research across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
- The chance to get involved in projects, seminars and presentations across the University and at other institutions that have previously included the V&A, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, FACT in Liverpool, onedotzero as well as international galleries in China and Brazil
- To take part in a unique final exhibition, combining work from our students in London with that of our online students around the world at the end of the course
- To have access to Camberwell’s shared workshops. View the Camberwell facilities section
The MA is taught over two years in six blocks of 10 weeks. Extended Full-Time mode is a hybrid of part time and full time study.
By teaching in this mode we aim to give our students the opportunity to benefit from undertaking a full time Masters degree while also pursuing and sustaining other commitments such as part-time employment, gaining other experience in the creative industries or maintaining care responsibilities.
Online Study Mode
This mode allows students to study MA Fine Art Digital wherever they are in the world. Weekly chat sessions create a highly effective group dynamic, and a supportive yet challenging community of practice quickly develops. This mode offers students a uniquely flexible way to study, as they’re able to combine studying with employment or any other commitments.
During the two year course, students also have the option of taking up three two week residencies that can include workshops, visits, discussions, lectures and access to our extensive facilities for the making and exhibiting of work.
Unit One – Research, Development and Practice
Students explore, experiment and research to further develop their Project Proposal. The unit introduces you to subject specific issues and topics, research methodologies and techniques. It aims to orientate you and your practice within the course, and to develop your contextual, critical and research skills at the onset of your MA learning.
Unit Two – Reflection and Presentation
Resolution and presentation of students’ work according to their Project Proposal. A symposium will provide the opportunity to present their research and provide further peer feedback. Students’ practice at this stage should synthesise their practical, conceptual and professional abilities and they will be expected to consider their future practice, audience and context of their work in contemporary practice.
The intention and context of students’ work will inform their decisions they will take regarding a final exhibition. Students’ will also be expected to work collaboratively with their peers to actively plan, organise and install an exhibition as part of their continued Personal and Professional Development.