WIRAD MA Studentships 2013-2014
The Wales Institute for Research in Art and Design (WIRAD) is proud to offer three full-time or part-time Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) postgraduate studentships funded by the AHRC’s Block Grant Partnership Capacity Building Route.
Three Research Preparation Masters are available for students enrolled on a relevant Masters programme at Cardiff Metropolitan University or the University of Wales Newport in the following areas:
One Research Preparation Masters in Film Digital & Media Production
One Research Preparation Masters in Communications, Graphics and Photography
One Research Preparation Masters in Fine Art
These awards are available for courses commencing in October 2013. The deadline for applications is Friday 26 April 2013.
For more information visit: www.wirad.ac.uk/research-training/wirad-studentships/
After a sustained period of study, graduates of the new Fine Art – MA (Art & Design) programme are well placed to pursue their career as practising artists in a contemporary context. Others may also develop their careers in arts administration, teaching or lecturing, or as a researcher in the wider creative industries or academia.
We offer a Fine Art – MA (Art & Design) which contains a number of specialist programmes, including Fine Art. Our Fine Art – MA (Art & Design) programme, established over 21 years ago, has recently been updated to reflect the changing demands of both professional and academic sectors. As a Fine Art – MA (Art & Design) student, you will develop your own art practice, work towards a certificate in academic research skills, and attend a series of fine art research seminars, as well as produce an exhibition of new artwork and a dissertation at the end of the programme.
The Fine Art – MA (Art & Design) programme will help you to develop your practical and theoretical interests in relation to a body of artwork that is important in a contemporary fine art context. To do this, you will:
• Formulate an original, professionally designed and managed project that extends your knowledge and understanding of fine art.
• Reflect on the knowledge, skills and understanding that you need in order to further this body of work.
• Familiarise yourself with a range of contemporary research positions the field.
• Be involved in debate and discussion relating to fine art at an advanced level.
• Toward the end of the course, produce a high-level final exhibition of professional practice that synthesises the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired on the programme.
All staff involved with the new Fine Art – MA (Art & Design) programme are actively involved in making or writing about art. They bring this knowledge and experience to the programme, entering into an ongoing dialogue with you in order to develop and strengthen your art practice.
On leaving the programme, you will not only have a better understanding of your art practice, but will also be able to contribute to the wider art world by making a living as an artist or researcher within the cultural sector. Increasingly, our MA graduates choose to pursue their research to Doctoral level, enrolling for a PhD at Cardiff School of Art & Design or elsewhere.
This programme is offered in both Full-time mode (1 year duration) and Part-time mode (2 year duration). In both cases, the programme is delivered on one day per week during the first and second Semesters (October to June). You will be expected to be self-directed at all other times, negotiating your own programme of learning with your personal tutor.
Assessment is though a combination of portfolio review, essay, viva voce examination, dissertation and a final exhibition of work.
Applicants should have a good BA (Hons) degree (or equivalent), preferably in a related field.
Email CSADPostgradStudies@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more information.
Availability of facilities through 2013/14
As we near completion of our new and exciting home at Llandaff we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of disruption over the coming year.
Over Christmas 2013/14 Textiles will start the move into the new building on December the 16th. As a consequence no textile facilities will be accessible over the Christmas Holiday period. All work will be complete by the start of the new term.
As to our main move from Howard Gardens to Llandaff, postgraduate students will have full access to all workshops for the month of June. After that date it will be necessary to close all our workshops for packing as they will be moved and re-commissioned in our new home in time for the start of the academic year 2014/15. Please note, where possible CSAD will try to find alternative facilities during our move but no guarantee can be made on this.
It is intended for the final show of 2013/14 to be held in the new campus building at Llandaff.