The two-year English-taught Master Fine Art program foregrounds the reciprocal articulation of research, practice, and professionalization. It considers critical reflection, debate, and action as integral to self-directed artistic research and practice, and it fosters professional development for emerging artists through exposure to key actors and influences in the field of contemporary art, professional guidance and workshops, and opportunities for presenting ideas and work to wider audiences.
The international students accepted into the MFA program are offered ample studio space and a dynamic milieu comprised of peers and leading practitioners from various fields. The MFA program cultivates a stimulating environment in which students, tutors and guests can engage their respective interests together in meaningful ways. The curriculum offers considerable time and space for Studio Research and Practice, which is enhanced by individual tutorials, group critiques, interdisciplinary thematic projects and seminars, a reading, research and writing methodologies seminar, as well as self-organised and extra-curricular activities.
The MFA program is a two-year full-time course that is designed to facilitate self-directed Studio Research and Practice toward the achievement of the final competencies for the Master of Arts degree in Fine Art. Students meet those objectives via learning outcomes, which indicate the expected skills, knowledge, attributes, and competencies acquired through these program modules:
- Studio Research and Practice: involving independent research and practice, tutorials with core and guest tutors, thematic projects, seminars, excursions, workshops, independent study, and self-organized initiatives.
- Reading, Writing and Research Methodologies Seminar: involving an introduction to best practices in research and writing as preparation for writing the master's thesis.
- Analysis of Practice-Group Critique: involving self and peer evaluation of research and practice.