Art & Process (MA) (Taught)
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Application Closing Date:
Friday, 21st December 2012
Full-time course duration:
1 Year (3 Semesters, February – January)
MA:AP welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds. Those holding a Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree in Fine Art or an associated discipline, with a minimum of an Honours 2.2 (or equivalent) are eligible to apply for the programme. Graduates from other subject areas are invited to apply provided they meet the entry requirements.
Applicants who hold a Level 8 award at pass level or a Level 7 award (or equivalent) may be considered on the basis of significant relevant experience.
In certain circumstances mature applicants with long-standing professional experience will be considered for eligibility through recognition of prior and experiential learning, policies for which are well established in CIT.
Department: CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
Location: Crawford College of Art and Design
Further Studies: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
ECTS Credits: 90
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
Applications now being accepted for starting end January 2013
Extended closing date for applications Friday, 21st December 2012
MA: Art & Process is a 12 month taught masters in Fine Art that is delivered over the calendar year from January to December. This intensive programme enables students to investigate, develop and position their art practice, offering city centre studio space, innovative approaches to teaching, and professional experience through collaborative projects.
The concept of process is understood in a variety of ways: as material exploration and the engagement with medium and technique; as theoretical investigation and systems of enquiry without resolved or object-based endpoints; as innovative models of art distribution, including the possibilities of working outside traditional sites of art production and reception. Process also refers to the progression each student achieves over the course of the MA, which involves the observation, critique, deconstruction, documentation and rebuilding of individual practice.
MA:AP welcomes students with diverse backgrounds e.g. painting, performance, film, architecture, installation, sound, sculpture etc. Process is proposed as a point of common focus for peer interaction, inviting diversity of approaches and media, and allowing the points of convergence and divergence between a range of practices to be explored.
MA:AP offers a vibrant engagement with the expanding discourses of art practice today. The studio is treated as an open-ended exploratory space – a space for risk-taking, experimentation and accident, and also for critical discussion and reflection. The programme configures material and theoretical investigations together, allowing each student to develop a unique working methodology underpinned by critical and theoretical awareness.
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The programme has 90 credits and is delivered as a single stage that spans over 2 institutional academic years.
The total programme fee for the January 2013 intake of the MA: Art & Process is €4,140
Grants are awarded for each academic year (i.e. Sept - June) therefore if you are awarded a grant when you start the course in January this only covers you for the academic year 2012/13 which ends in June 2013. You may need to go through a renewalprocess with SUSI to ensure your grant continues for the acamedicyear 2013/14 (September 2013 - January 2014).
Course Structure Full-time:
No. of semesters: 3
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hour’s week: 10-12
Complete official application form together with:
- Portfolio Sample – 8-15 examples of work, labeled images and documentation in CD or DVD format, hardcopy no larger than A4;
- Sample of Written Work may include one of the following: 1 x chapter of thesis plus full bibliography / an abstract of recent piece of writing / a critical review of a recent show which you consider to be significant.
- Statement on your practice and concerns (MAX. 500 wds)
- Short description of your current practice (max. 300 wds)
How do you think this course benefit your practice? (Max 200 wds)