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.