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<ul><li><p>Faculty of Arts and Humanities Manchester School of Art </p><p>Taught Postgraduate Network in Art, Design and Media </p><p>Programme Specification </p><p>This document provides a concise summary of the main features of the course(s) &amp; associated award(s) offered through this Programme Specification, and includes the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, curriculum content, teaching/learning, assessment methods for each unit and on the Programmes relationship to QAA Subject Benchmark Statements may be found in the dedicated student handbook for the Programme. The accuracy of the information in this document is reviewed periodically by the University and may be subject to verification by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education </p></li><li><p>PARM1.3 </p><p>Versioning of Programme Specification This programme specification is valid for the period of approval confirmed at the time of the approval/last review event and relates to provision approved at that point. Programme specifications are updated on an annual basis to include modifications approved through the Universitys quality assurance processes. This version provides a description of the programme as approved for the academic session indicated in section 3 of the following table. </p><p>1 Date of initial Approval or last review: 4 &amp; 5 March 2013 </p><p>2 Effective date of Approved/Reviewed Programme Specification: </p><p>1 September 2013 31 August 2019 </p><p>3 This Version effective from: September 2016 </p><p>4 Version number: 2013/Version 4 </p><p> Students who commenced their study on awards within this programme specification prior to September 2013 should refer to the previous version of the programme specification published on the CASQE website. http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/specs/index.php </p><p> Modifications to Programme Specification </p><p> Modifications to the programme specification since approval/last review, and the cohort of students affected by the change, are listed at the back of the document. </p><p> Cross Referencing of Programme Specifications </p><p>The following elements of provision included in this document is/ are also included in the following programme specifications </p><p>Award Programme Specification </p><p> N/A </p><p>Amendments made to provision listed in this table, must also be reflected in the relevant programme specifications listed above </p><p>http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/casqe/specs/index.php</p></li><li><p>MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY PS1 PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION </p><p>0 Brief Overview </p><p> Brief Descriptive Summary Manchester School of Art Ethos: Our student experience is Responsive, Contemporary, Idiosyncratic, Original, Unconventional, Professional </p><p> Practice based experiential learning is at the heart of the Art School ethos and this network of taught postgraduate course awards seeks to provide a vibrant, intellectually stimulating postgraduate community within which students can progress their learning through doing and making. The Manchester School of Art Taught Postgraduate Network in Art, Design and Media provides a co-ordinated range of Masters Level courses in art, design, theories, and media subjects. The programme network incorporates cognate subject groups, which are situated within departments providing disciplinary, academic support and development. A cross-departmental postgraduate platform offers trans-disciplinary optional units that foreground research thematics and professional contextualisation. The Schools technical and workshop facilities, which are available for all students to utilise, support this networked and trans-disciplinary approach. The programme network offers two final awards, Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Art (MFA). The Master of Fine Art (MFA) will offer an extended period of time after the achievement of 180 credits on the Masters of Arts (MA). It consists of a further 120 credits of study by which to demonstrate an independent professional competence within the chosen creative field. The ethos of the award acknowledges that the required level of professional maturity develops from study over an extended period of time therefore offers a professionally engaged environment which situates the students practice within an external organization or institution. It builds on the learning taking place in the professional platforms unit. While the MA enables significant identification and resolution of practical endeavor, the MFA provides a further opportunity to fully realise a body of work and future career path that is viable within its professional context. Articulation of Graduate Prospects Students can expect to be equipped with a range of specialist and transferable skills that will enable them to pursue careers and self employment in their chosen field in the creative industries or continue to higher level academic pursuit at doctoral level study. Students are highly motivated, independent and creative thinkers having developed their studies within a culture geared to predominantly portfolio careers. They will have the ability to exploit their understanding and skills, transferring the results of recent research into the creative industries and marketplace, as entrepreneurial innovators, freelance practitioners and innovative team players. Past graduates predominantly achieve graduate level positions or practices as sole traders, design studio artists, exhibiting artists, museum curators, archivists, researchers, academics, community practitioners, specialist technicians and filmmakers at national and international levels. </p><p> General Information </p><p>1 Overarching Programme Specification Title </p><p>Manchester School of Art Taught Postgraduate Network in Art, Design and Media. </p><p>2 Final award(s)/title(s) Department of Design MFA Illustration </p></li><li><p>(including any PSRB final awards conferred mark these as PSRB Award) </p><p>MFA Animation MFA Graphic Design and Art Direction MFA Interior Design MFA Textile Practice MFA Embroidery MFA Textiles for Fashion MFA Fashion: Womenswear MFA Fashion: Menswear MFA Fashion: Knitwear MFA Fashion: Fashion Graphics MFA Design: Lab MFA Design: Ceramics MFA Design: Furniture MFA Design: Jewellery MFA Design: Glass MA Illustration MA Animation MA Graphic Design and Art Direction MA Interior Design MA Textile Practice MA Embroidery MA Textiles for Fashion MA Fashion: Womenswear MA Fashion: Menswear MA Fashion: Knitwear MA Fashion: Fashion Graphics MA Design: Lab MA Design: Ceramics MA Design: Furniture MA Design: Jewellery MA Design: Glass Department of Art MFA Fine Art MFA Drawing MFA Collaborative Practice MFA Contemporary Curating MFA Contemporary Visual Culture MFA Design Culture MA Fine Art MA Drawing MA Collaborative Practice MA Contemporary Curating MA Contemporary Visual Culture MA Design Culture Department of Media MFA Filmmaking MFA Photography MFA Media Culture MA Filmmaking </p></li><li><p>MA Photography MA Media Culture </p><p>3 Combined Honours Subject(s)offered through the programme specification together with associated final award(s) (where relevant) </p><p>Subject(s): Final Awards: </p><p>4 Interim exit award(s)/title(s) (including Combined Honours interim exit awards) </p><p>Department of Art Postgraduate Certificate in Art Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Visual and Curatorial studies </p><p> Department of Design </p><p>Postgraduate Certificate in Design Department of Media </p><p>Postgraduate Certificate in Media Department of Art </p><p>Postgraduate Diploma in Art Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Visual and Curatorial Studies </p><p> Department of Design </p><p>Postgraduate Diploma in Design Department of Media </p><p>Postgraduate Diploma in Media </p><p>5 Mode(s) (only include duration where there is a PSRB requirement for limited duration ) </p><p>Full time Part time </p><p>6 FHEQ position of final award(s) </p><p>Masters (Level 7)* </p><p>7 Awarding institution (include PSRBs which confer a joint or additional qualification on successful completion of programme) </p><p>Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester School of Art </p><p>8 Teaching institution(s) (include collaborative partners where appropriate if more than one award in programme specification, indicate which are taught by partner) </p><p>Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester School of Art </p><p>9 </p><p>Relationship with Foundation Year (if more than one award in programme specification, indicate which have links with Foundation Year) </p><p> Administrative Details </p><p>10 Home Department/ School/ Institute </p><p>Manchester School of Art </p><p>11 Home Faculty </p><p>Faculty of Arts and Humanities Manchester School of Art </p><p>12 UCAS code(s) </p><p>N/A </p></li><li><p>Collaborative Arrangements (where relevant) </p><p>13 Approved Collaborative partner(s) (provide name of partner(s) and type of partnership) </p><p>Partner Name Type of Collaborative Partnership </p><p>N/A </p><p>14 Other Approved Academic Partnership(s) (other than collaborative) </p><p>Partner Name Type of Academic Partnership </p><p>N/A </p><p> Approval Status </p><p>15 Date and Period of approval of most recent MMU review/ approval </p><p>(i) Latest review/approval March 2013 6 years September 2013 August 2019 </p><p>(ii) Modifications to Programme Specification Major modification April 2015: Change to exit award titles, removal of optional unit and clarification of role descriptors. </p><p>16 Next Scheduled Review Date: </p><p>2018/2019 </p><p>17 PS/1 effective date: (ie date from which the outcome of approval or last review is effective OR the date from which amendments to the programme specification are effective) </p><p>September 2013 </p><p> External References/Relationships </p><p>18 QAA Benchmark Statement(s) </p><p>Relevant UG subject benchmark statements have been referred to inform design of programme together with QAA Masters Degree Characteristics (2010), with mapping appendix attached to map against FHEQ Level 7 qualification descriptor. Appendix I </p><p>19 PSRB(s) associated with final award of any route within the programme specification (ie those which offer professional status/membership/license to practise as result of successful completion of the final award as included in the University PSRB database) </p><p>N/A </p><p>20 Date, Outcome and Period of approval of last PSRB approval(s) </p><p>N/A </p></li><li><p>Programme Information </p><p>21 University and Programme Educational Aims </p><p> (i) University Educational Aims To develop flexible approaches to programme delivery and student support which reflect the needs and expectations of our students. To provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment which will enable success for all learners To encourage the development of students intellectual and imaginative powers, creativity, independence, critical self-awareness, imagination and skills that will enhance global employment opportunities on graduation in all programmes. To establish a culture of constant improvement in learning, teaching and assessment that is anticipatory, enabling, supportive, rewarding and fully aligned with the Universitys vision and strategic objectives. To provide a learning experience that is informed by research, scholarship, reflective practice and engagement with industry and the professions. (ii) Programme Educational Aims MA The provision of negotiated educational experiences, which recognise the importance of personal academic development within the remit of subject specialist provision. An environment that promotes experimentation, collaboration and critical discourse. The provision of a research rich environment, which recognises and develops, key debates and thematics within society and the arts. Access to externally facing and professionally relevant projects, residencies, events and commissions. Cultivation in students of an enquiring attitude, the capacity to make informed critical judgments, the ability to communicate effectively and respect for academic diversity. The development of teaching and learning strategies which encourage students to be self motivated and to make effective use of the opportunities available through the subject area, the university and the city. To provide and maintain a cutting edge and highly relevant range of resources and expertise to facilitate practice-based learning and innovation. Contribution to the development of the subject area and curricula through research, professional practice, events, exhibitions and publications. Contribution to the fulfillment of a regional, national &amp; International demand for high caliber graduates with an ability to exploit their understanding and skills, transferring the results of recent research into careers in the broad creative industries sector. </p><p> MFA In addition to those for MA above The development of students professional abilities, to the extent that they are able to independently instigate, scope and broker projects with creative partners and cultural institutions. The cultivation in students of the imperatives of ethical, economical and social drivers and debates within theirs and others practice. The fostering of a tenacious and resourceful approach to engaging and working with external stakeholders. To develop the students ability to sustain the production of projects to a professionally relevant standard. The Development of the student to a level which will enable them, to become critically significant to the field Department of Design Specific learning related to units: Units within design reflect current methodologies, practice, issues and encourage specialist enquiry. The networked nature of the programmes, facilitates an environment for cross-disciplinary discourse. An engagement with digital and making technologies is central to discovering and harnessing new thinking in design. </p></li><li><p>Department of Art Specific learning related to units: Art Practice Cluster: Units in the Art practice cluster examine the conventions and practices employed in the production of artworks, students work will be informed by a critical and theoretical underpinning which will manifest itself in a variety of ways according to the students practice. Art Theory Cluster: In the Art Theory cluster units, students will interrogate and apply critical and curatorial conventions and methodologies related to contemporary art and design practice. Department of Media Specific learning related to units: Units in the media cluster deal with understanding the conventions of meaning creation in sound, image and texts and employing the knowledge gained through practice or theory based experimentation and development. </p><p>22 Final Learning Outcomes </p><p> MMU Educational Outcomes On successful completion of their course of study MMU graduates will be able to: 1. Apply skills of critical analysis to real world situations within a defined range of contexts 2. Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism characterised by initiative, creativity, motivation and </p><p>self-management. 3. Express ideas effectively and communicate information appropriately and accurately using a range </p><p>of media including ICT. 4. 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