Contemporary Art Practice

Contemporary Art Practice (2-Year MVA)

Contemporary Art Practice is changing dramatically. Artists react to observations of the world we live in, translating experience into art production and interventions. Merging genres and media and creating new contexts for the expanding field of art practice. The Master’s program in Contemporary Art Program emphasizes on art meeting the public and creation of a framework for an individual history of practice. Regular dialogues with faculty, practitioners from around the world, architects, scientists, designers helps develop a platform for building life-long art practices and networks. Making and critical thinking are fundamental to the aims of the program. The studio based program encourages practices that are speculative and reflective, encouraging work in a range of media. It is concerned with ways of learning that are experiential – embodied through and understood by the acquisition of a practice.

Students produce artworks and projects in a family of media, adapting approaches drawn from an increasingly wide array of subject disciplines. The program also involves the theoretical study of this family of media and approaches, drawing on related fields and methods. Media-related disciplines include sculpture, painting and printmaking, photography, audio visual and new media. The program also encompasses approaches to practice that are non media-specific, including intermedia, time-based arts, performance, installation, social-practice, education and art writing.

Careers: The program is aimed at professional artists who want to develop a more ambitious artistic practice by extending their practical, theoretical, organisational and economic knowledge. It develops from a broad to a specialist understanding of the technical resources and validating contexts in which artists work today.

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