The Master in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (MA) encourages students to challenge and explore conventional boundaries of various art and design disciplines, borrowing and experimenting creatively. Interdisciplinary methodologies are investigated and applied aiming at the advancement and development of new and novel art and design discourses.
The Master in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (MA) encourages and respects critical theory as well as a depth understanding of the material and the practice of making. Furthermore, it offers a close relationship with the creative and professional industries and provides opportunities for collaboration on real-life local and international projects.
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 innovations. The Master in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (MA) aspires to bring together students from diverse backgrounds that will have the opportunity to interact and develop the skills necessary to envision a rapidly growing interdisciplinary culture.
Committing to a balanced input of theory and practice, the Master in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (MA) fosters professional initiative, self-motivation and ambition, a desire for positive social change, cultural responsibility, and environmental ethics as well as imaginative, out-of-the-box creativity.
Tailored to the individual needs and skills of the students, the Master in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (MA) gives them the opportunity to develop creatively, find new experimental applications of their ideas and meet their individual aspirations. Through a series of self-initiated projects and personal tutorials, the students are enabled to develop their creative identity and individuality. In doing so students are encouraged in bringing into context their real-life experiences, skills, and practice.
Conceptual and theoretical issues will be relatively brought up, studied, and tackled through courses in Visual and Critical Thinking and Contextual Studies. These courses are primarily engaged with the systematic study of core notions, concepts, and disputes of and around critical theory, philosophy, art and design history, aesthetics, and relative studies.
Furthermore, research will be promoted by means of encouraging the development of collaboration between the university and other academic and social partners on a local, regional (Mediterranean), and international level. The establishment of such networks is critical in acquiring experience and achieving effective exploitation of research results, resulting in good practice examples and innovation.
In order to build a strong art and design research culture with proficient methodological skills the Master in Fine Art: Contemporary Art Practices (MA) offers the course Research Methods that will introduce and provide students with all necessary and relevant competencies and tools in order to encourage and engage them in such a culture.