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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22, 19-SEP-22, 09-JAN-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

Contemporary Fine Art opens up a transformative space. It creates a dialogue and it disrupts. New ideas are expressed and artists develop a critical language from which they communicate and mediate on processes and global contexts.

Contemporary Fine Art is made up of many different processes and contexts. The Masters course provides an opportunity for you to challenge and hone your professional approaches to the discipline for different creative platforms and International contexts.

Our course aims to enable you to:

  • Critically appraise the importance of social, ethical, technological and cultural dimensions of contemporary fine art as applied to your personal practice and that of others.
  • Evidence advanced knowledge and understanding of the breadth of contemporary fine art practices such as, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, lens-based media, new media and performance.
  • Systematically plan, negotiate and implement topical research to substantiate a coherent body of advanced contemporary fine art practice.
  • Contribute to the principles and processes of contemporary fine art in supporting innovation within commercial or creative industries.
  • Evidence awareness and relevance of your work in relation to professional standards in contemporary fine art practice, such as through demonstrating self-direction and initiative in delivering a project or commission from inception to evaluation.

Contemporary Fine Art opens up a transformative space. It creates a dialogue and it disrupts. New ideas are expressed and artists develop a critical language from which they communicate and mediate on processes and global contexts. Contemporary Fine Art is made up of many different creative processes and inhabits a multitude of contexts. The Masters course provides an opportunity for you to challenge and hone your professional approaches to the discipline for different creative platforms and International contexts.

Your career

Contemporary Fine Art creates a space in which you can innovate and mediate, exploring transformative ideas and processes within a global context. Consequently, the opportunities are endless. A visually literate, innovative ‘creative producer’ or ‘creative thinker’ has the edge and potential to lead in whatever area they choose; in freelance/consultancy, cultural or creative, national and global contexts.

The expectation is that you will be seeking to practice in a broad transdisciplinary context. This will foster your potential to operate as an artist, working with the cultural and creative industries in a variety of roles including: artist; art director; strategist; performer; curator; publisher; director. You may also be seeking to develop proposals for further postgraduate research and doctoral study or the education sector.

After studying within the subject area of Art and Design, a few of the careers graduates have gone on to be successful within include: freelance artists – national/international exhibitions; curators – curator of Fine Art, York Art Gallery, Hepworth Wakefield; Arts Organisations – East Street Arts, Arthouse; Visual Designer – Google.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 85 20

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    124 57%

    49th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%

    53rd

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    29th

    20

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