Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Art and Design (Art, Science and Technology)

The Art, Science and Technology pathway is part of our MA Art and Design programme. It explores the relationship between art, science and technology through a combination of theoretical and practical studies. Although the three words imply three distinct subjects, they in fact constitute a network of intersecting projects and ambitions, driven by a shared interest in perception, truth, bringing the invisible to light, and the physical, material conditions that make perception and expression possible. The theory seminars explore the histories and philosophies behind these projects and ambitions, from Plato to the present. The practical side of the pathway considers the role of material and technology in the production of art and knowledge, and explores what happens when one kind of practice draws upon the concepts and methods of another. The pathway is intended for art and design graduates who wish to develop their work in dialogue with concepts and methods from science or to explore the possibilities that can be opened up through the creative potential of technology. It is also intended for humanities and science graduates who want to further their understanding of the contribution that art and technology can make to the construction of knowledge. The pathway will also be ideal for graduates from any background who wish to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the nature of interdisciplinarity. Most importantly, it will suit graduates who want to explore the practical and philosophical issues that arise when subjects are brought together, and to arrive at an understanding of what can emerge when one works across subject boundaries. While the pathway encourages the intersection of theory and practice, it can also be taken as a purely theoretical, written course of study.

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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