Cardiff Metropolitan University: Art and Design (Philosophy) (MA/Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert/Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionCardiff Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Cardiff School of Art and Design
Web http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

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.

The MA Art and Design curriculum is designed so that students:

Explore and develop concepts, skills or philosophies
Develop creative skills
Have a trajectory towards progression to MPhil/PhD

6 course options

Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Fine Art discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiental Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.

In addition those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS or to have achieved an approved equivalent standard. Applicants are normally required to have achieved a minimum IELTS score (or the equivalent) of 6.0 with an emphasis upon a specific minimum sub-test score of 6.0 in Listening; and a minimum score of 5.5 in all other sub-tests​. International applicants can apply for the Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) processional English courses that aim to assist in achieving IELTS score requirements.

School of Art and Design (CSAD) postgraduate applicants are required to both apply via the Cardiff Metropolitan University admissions site, and to complete additional information via the CSAD website.

The additional information that is required includes: a statement about your current work and practice and the interests which inform it; a succinct statement outlining why you wish to undertake this course; an outline of the professional or research project that you wish to pursue on this course; and a portfolio of your previous work (where appropriate) in support of your application. Images of your work or examples of written work can be submitted via a personal website or via an appropriate online platform (eg. Flickr, Tumbl​r or Wordpress).

At least four different examples of your work should be referenced. Before an offer is then made some applicants may then be asked to attend for an interview, by visiting CSAD or by Skype or similar online discussion tools.

How to Apply:

Assessment

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.

Modules

ART7001: Question
Or
ART7002: RS
ART7003: Idea
ART7004: Output.
ART7005: Research and Ideas Seminars

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.

Location Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue
Cardiff
CF5 2YB

Fees

EU 9000 GBP for Whole course
England 9000 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 9000 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 9000 GBP for Whole course
Wales 9000 GBP for Whole course

Cardiff Metropolitan University




The Guardian University Guide, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and Complete University guide (2017) rank Cardiff Metropolitan University as the top new university in Wales. The University was also ranked top in the UK for the overall quality of its International student support by the International student Barometer (ISB), for the 6th year.

We have been ranked as the top post-1992 UK university for research according to the latest (2014) Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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