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Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices

Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
Full-time
€9,000.00total
 840 Points
Duration
1 Year, 6 Months
Language
English

Program Description

The MA in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices program encourages students to challenge and explore contemporary art practices in and across the Fine Art field, working in a variety of methods and approaches that may range from an in-depth investigation of a research area within a specific art discipline to exploring issues of interest in an interdisciplinary manner; emphasis is placed upon pushing forward critical discourses in a challenging and provocative way, indicating relations to key discourses within the contemporary arena, as well as building upon a personal visual language that is both informed of current trends and innovative.

The program, therefore, respects, encourages and promotes critical theory as well as in depth understanding of material, concept and subject matter regarding the practices of fine art making. Furthermore it offers a close relation with the professional industry and provides opportunities for collaboration on real life local and international projects.

The program is strongly engaged in this very interrelation of contemporary cultural debates to contemporary art practices and for this very reason the students will be further exposed to critical and current disputes as reflected in the art processes, applications, mediums and materials through the courses of Visual Processes and Applications; a course that examines critical positions, histories and renderings/interpretations of the art object through praxis and theory.

This approach is furthermore strengthened through the course of Creative Methods in Contemporary Art where various current subjects are brought in and studied through theory and studio, fostering critical approaches, practical experimentation, appropriate associations and concept development.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Institute
6
English Level
IELTS
6
or
TOEFL (internet based)
70
Professional Experience
Required working experience related to the Program
Up to 3 months
Notes:

Information about qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University in Fine Art and other related fields. Due to the nature of the course that applies to international standards, exceptional cases would be considered for entrance. Applicants in these cases should demonstrate a high quality portfolio, including both practical and theoretical work, as well as relevant and outstanding experience in the visual arts and/or other fields within the area of cultural production.

Additional criteria for the selection of the students will be:

  • Bachelor's Degree Overall and Upper-Class, Grade Point Average
  • Professional experience
  • Candidate’s involvement in courses and activities related to art research and practice

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:

  • Indicate and carry an in depth studio-base research that reflects on advanced critical theory and original and creative visual language.
  • Locate and position personal studio practice within the wider art context and art market and develop strategies in relation to professional opportunities.
  • Develop and execute a self-initiated project that makes an original contribution to the field.
  • Develop methodological and interdisciplinary skills and demonstrate competencies in forming, developing and communicating interesting positions and claims that create and push forward new possibilities and imaginative associations of art practice to other areas and disciplines.
  • Articulate concepts and notions of interest that reflect on current disputes and themes and creatively reflect issues related to them in studio practice.
  • Master skills and experiences that reflect on appropriate subjects and themes of the wider area of interest, in ways that challenge conventional boundaries and re-approach in unpredictable ways, traditional methods and mediums.
  • Apply strategies of appropriation and translation of both medium and ideas to re-define practice-based applications and processes and produce art works that are well-articulated and informed of contemporary issues, processes and applications.
  • Demonstrate ingenious ways of synthesis of theory and praxis that reflect on artistic excellence and engaging critical thinking.
  • Utilize effectively state-of-the-art software tools embracing the impact of technology and new media in the area of contemporary art practice.
  • Promote the development of practices which facilitate sustainability, social and cultural perspectives.
  • Demonstrate the ability for using research results in education, within their professional environments and in society.
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Curriculum

Semester 1

Studio Practice I

Art in Context: Visual Processes Andapplications

Research Methods

Free Elective

Semester 2

Studio Practice II

Contextual Concepts: Creative Methods in Contemporary Art

Free Elective

Semester 3

Thesis

Careers

Alongside a continued professional art practice graduates from the MA Fine Arts course will be able to pursue opportunities in:

  • art education
  • curatorial practices
  • art counseling
  • other areas within the local and international creative industries

These may include involvement in:

  • theatre
  • television
  • advertising

Graduates can also pursue opportunities to initiate artist led, community based projects.

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