The Painting specialism offers you the opportunity to develop individual research and builds upon a strong tradition and history of painting at our UCA Canterbury campus. In the wake of new media such as installation, video, performance and digital art, the traditional medium of painting has enjoyed a renaissance among recent artists, who have explored new means to broaden the traditional field of painting.
Contextualising practice in direct relationship with the practical and conceptual concerns that exist within contemporary fine art, you draw on the richness, eclecticism, dynamism and contemporaneity of the practice of painting today. You develop projects that demonstrate a keen understanding of current debates within the field of painting and in the broader interdisciplinary context of fine art production.
With a well-established and strong history, the Master in Fine Art course is open to artists, designers, illustrators, architects and theorists (including graduates in the humanities) and is designed to foster new and innovative approaches to fine art study at an advanced level. Building upon the practical and conceptual concerns of contemporary art practice, you develop an advanced ability to conceptualise and research in relation to your own practice.
This course is supported by seminars, tutorials, workshops, work in progress sessions, study visits and critiques. The progressive move from staff-directed to autonomous learning is an integral part of the structure of this course, as you identify, develop and manage your own MA project.
A range of assessment methods are used, including reviews of coursework, presentations and written submissions. Peer and self-assessment are also used at appropriate points to enable more self-critical perspectives in thinking about your work and practice.
You have the opportunity to develop individual research in the specialist field of painting, within fine art practice. You are required to produce a body of work which shows an understanding of current debates in the field of painting and in the broader interdisciplinary context of fine art production.
For further information please view the full programme specification
* Please note the syllabus content is for the academic year indicated and is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
If your first language is not English a certificate.
Your portfolio should reflect a strong commitment to the area for which you are applying and demonstrate a clear capacity to work at postgraduate level. Your portfolio should reflect your individual identity and creative thinking that denotes a clear ability to develop your practice towards a more refined MA project proposal.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
As a specialist institution, the University for the Creative Arts gives you plenty of opportunity to be completely immersed in your chosen subject area. We offer a range of courses in art, architecture, communications, design and media across five campuses in the South East of England.