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  • 1. WELCOME to our visitor day for Postgraduate StudiesArt and Design

2. Timetable for today

  • Introduction to the programme core structure
  • Information in making an application to the AHRC
  • Lunch break
  • Opportunity to meet and talk to individual members of staff about your specific study interest
  • Facilities/Studio visits with staff/students
  • Portfolio surgeries for those who have booked in for this.

3. Postgraduate Art and Design

  • MA Art as EnvironmentDavid Haley
  • MA Fine Art Ian Rawlinson
  • MA Design and Art Direction Clinton Cahill
  • MA Media ArtsAndrea Zapp
  • MA Landscape ArchitectureEd Bennis
  • MA Textiles Melanie Miller
  • MA Visual Culture Simon Faulkner
  • MA Representation in Cinema and Media
  • MA Contemporary Curating Steven Gartside
  • Master of Enterprise in Art and Design(with MSEC) Ian Roberts
  • MA Three Dimensional Design

4. Location of the programme

  • The MA programme is administrated by MIRIAD - Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design
  • And taught in collaboration with the, Department of Design, Department of Art and Media and History of Art and Design in the School of Art, Faculty of Art and Design
  • It links with Manchester Science and Enterprise Centre to deliver its Master of Enterprise degree *(pending continued validation)

5. MIRIAD Research Centres

  • Visual Culture
  • Art and Media Arts
  • Craft and Design
  • Social and Environmental Arts
  • Drama, Dance and Performing Arts(Art and Design and Cheshire)
  • Fashion Business and Technology(Hollings)

6. Some Research Groups

  • Location, Memory and the Visual Research Group
  • Archives, Collections and Objects Research Network - ACORN
  • REACT -research engine for art and creative technologywith Salford University
  • Righton Press Research Group
  • Art and Ecology
  • Art and Democracy
  • Narrative group

7. Structure of the Programme Methods of Inquiry 10 credits Contemporary Theory 10 credits Option 2 10 credits Option 1 10 credits Practice 40 credits Practice 40 credits Practice 60 credits 180 credits in all 10 hours of effort per credit 48 weeks full time or 96 weeks part time 8. Core units + Shared learning

  • Induction - first week Oct
  • Lecture/seminar based units of Methods of Inquiry and Strategies of Thought
  • Mixed Group Project - Oct/Dec
  • Lecture/seminar/project based units - Option choices
  • Testing Time - June/July
  • Postgraduate MA Show - October
  • Visiting speakers and events - year round

9. Subject Specific Practice Units

  • 2x40 credit and 1x60 credit Practice Units - led by individual learning agreement
  • Individual studio/work space for all full time students in studio disciplines
  • Practice is supported through seminar, project, work reviews, critiques, group and one to one tutorial
  • Specialist tutorial support is available where appropriate
  • Technical workshops and access to all workshop facilities after health and safety inductions - technician support
  • Visiting practitioners

10. Added Value

  • Mixed group project - city based live project
  • Tuesday Talks in collaboration with the Cornerhouse
  • Testing Time - June/July - testing work in progress - links to professions in the city/region
  • Symposia - international panel speakers
  • MA shows - Holden Gallery
  • Support for student initiated events

11. Other Student Support

  • IT drop in and wireless network for word-processing and internet
  • Student support and counselling officer dedicated to faculty
  • Accommodation Office
  • http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/resources

12. Other resources and special features

  • Rare Book and Object Collection in Library
  • Textile Pattern Book Collection and visual resource library - Cavendish building
  • The Righton Press
  • Holden Gallery Exhibitions and dedicated window exhibition project space - Righton Building
  • IT Drop in with MAC and PC, graphics and 3-D imaging/modelling suites
  • Fabric and Paper Stores and AV Store
  • Moving towards centralised workshop and workspaces

13. Student Profile

  • We are looking for independent and self motivated students.Students who have defined a focus as to what they want to study and a notion of how they will go about it.Students who are ready to take a pro-active role in their learning which maybe very different from their past educational experience.
  • In the submission of work we look for evidence of the ability to put ideas into practice, for an inquiry based approach
  • We look for an ability for self reflection, evaluation and critical awareness, a willingness to think flexibly and respond to change
  • We welcome applicants that come from varied experiences and routes into education, selection for the studio based routes is made by portfolio as well as the proposed programme of study, the application form and interview.You may be eligible to apply for APL.http://www.mmu.ac.uk/academic/asu/Academic%20Policies%20Regulations%20&%20ICPs/Scheme%20for%20Admission%20of%20Students%20with%20Advanced%20Standing.pdf
  • conversion from related subject disciplines is possible through some routes depending on individual experience and proposal

14.

  • National Benchmark Statements
  • Masters degrees are awarded to students who have demonstrated:
  • i a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice;
  • ii a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;
  • iii originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline;
  • iv conceptual understanding that enables the student:
  • to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline; and
  • to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.
  • Typically, holders of the qualification will be able to:
  • a. deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • b. demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level;
  • c. continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level;
  • and will have:
  • d. the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:
  • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
  • decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations; and
  • the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

15. Application Procedure

  • Application form
  • Proposed Programme of Study form
  • Supporting work/portfolio where appropriate
  • Submit by end of January if you are intending to apply to AHRC funding also
  • All other applications taken year round
    • Then selection for
  • Interview
  • All MMU students will be offered an interview

16. Fees

  • Home Students
  • MA3320(full time)
  • 1660 part time year one
  • Overseas Students-9065
  • Loyalty discounts - 500.00 for returning MMU students - but you need to make aclaim

17. Other possible costs

  • Materials - no studio fee is levied
  • Printing out digital work
  • Costs of printing assessment submissions times 3 approximately 30 - 60
  • Some local travel costs associated with mixed group project - Art as Environment collaborative project, Contemporary Curating trips to Tate Liverpool.
  • Costs associated with attending conferences/exhibitions/events necessary to your individual studies

18. AHRC funding

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Professional Preparation Masters
  • Research Preparation Masters
  • Full and pa