Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Art and Design (Illustration)

The MA Art and Design programme will cater for for students who wish to develop their academic and research knowledge from within the practical disciplines and wider academic fields of Fine Art and Design. Typically this might include teachers, aspiring artists or designers, aspiring academics, or recent graduates in Fine Art or Design who wish to further their professional practice. It will also cater for those students with first degrees outside Art & Design who wish to convert their career path by following a more theoretical route in Art and Design. The MA Art and Design is designed as a gateway to research or advanced experimental practice. It has an option for students to focus on research (by taking the initial formal PG Cert Research Skills module [RS]) or by taking an alternative creative practice route both leading towards future MPhil/PhD study. Students taking the MA Art and Design will align with specific research and experimental practice pathways, led by academic staff with established practice careers and/or advanced scholarship and research.

Course modules

The following modules apply to all pathways. ?MA Art and Design students select either ART7001 Question or ART7002 RS. This choice will be informed by their academic and professional intention and in negotiation with the programme leader and the RS module leader. ART7001: Question (60 Credits) Or ART7002: RS (Research Skills) (60 Credits) Followed by: ART7003: Idea (60 Credits) ART7004: Output (60 Credits) ART7005: Research and Ideas Seminars (0 Credits) assessed via PDP in the other modules. All students must attend the year-long Research & Ideas Seminars which happen on a weekly basis. Exit points/Awards On completing the Question or RS module (60 credits in total) students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate. On competing the Question or RS and Idea modules (120 credits in total) students will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma. On completing Output in addition to the above, (180 credits in total) students will be awarded a Masters Degree (Master of Art and Design). Students from all pathways will come together regularly in order to build a Masters Research community.

Assessment methods

For each module, assessment is as follows: ART7001: Question (60 Credits) One portfolio of work, made up of either: Written work, including a PDP; or Written and visual work, including a PDP. Or ART7002: RS (Research Skills) (60 Credits) One portfolio of work, made up of either: Written work, including a PDP; or Written and visual work, including a PDP. ART7003: Idea (60 Credits) Written Submission or Portfolio Review ART7004: Output. (60 Credits) Practice and text. ART7005: Research and Ideas Seminars (0 Credits) assessed via PDP in the other modules. Support will be available through weekly small group seminars (normally no more than 16 students per group), exploring the theme of lectures and allowing students to clarify their understanding. These sessions may also be workshops where practical demonstrations, involving student participation, are run. This may include, for example, communal writing or small group discourse analysis. Weekly tutorials will also be available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llandaff Campus CF5 2YB Wales

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