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MFA (UG) Fine Art

Wrexham Glyndwr University
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Course UCAS code: F2J5
Qualification type:
  • MFA (UG), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Take this opportunity to take your artistic development to a higher level enabling you to become a specialist in this field. You will learn how to be a creative problem solver, with emphasis placed on developing your own style. You will be encouraged to challenge ideas, take risks and take innovative steps in your work. This four year programmes gives you the opportunity to take your qualification to master's level enabling you to deepen your practice-based skills whist having opportunities to work on professional pieces of work, commissions and exhibitions. The later stages of the course offer professional engagement and industrial experience opportunities, which help you to establish your career and prepare for pursuing a doctoral programme.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) The first year of this programme initially provides the opportunity to explore a variety of specialist activities offered within Fine Art as a broad based first-year experience. You will examine how artists process ideas through a combination of making and critical evaluation while learning to relate your experiences to those of other artists. MODULES: Contextual Studies 1 Creative Futures 1 Introductory Subject Studies (Fine Art) Principles and Processes (Fine Art) Ideas and Concepts (Fine Art) Media and Techniques (Fine Art) YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Second year modules enable students to consolidate and extend their learning with more advanced techniques and processes that challenge them to experiment with a variety of media and methods of communication. You have the opportunity to explore the areas of Fine Art practice you are most interested in within workshops led by a skilled practitioners working within the field. Having developed an awareness of what is possible, you may then choose to specialise in an established area of practice such as drawing, painting, video, digital media, sculpture or printmaking or adopt an interdisciplinary approach. MODULES: Contextual Studies 2 Creative Futures 2 Extended Practice (Fine Art) Practice in Context (Fine Art) Specialist Study (Fine Art) YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) Third year modules require more critical, analytical and lengthier negotiated studies where students can determine their own career path and have the opportunity to negotiate a year plan which places them with more responsibility over what projects they undertake. This is closely monitored through regular critiques, seminars and tutorials. MODULES: Contextual Studies 3 Creative Futures 3 Negotiated Study 1 (Fine Art) Negotiated Study 2 (Fine Art) YEAR 4 (LEVEL 7) Final year modules enable students to acquire deeper practice-based skills, while furthering their vocational experience of working on professional pieces of work, exhibition projects and commissions. The programme challenges students in the way they think about their practice and how they may embrace new opportunities, collaborate with others, take risks, solve problems and adapt to different and innovative ways of working professionally in the creative industries arena. MODULES: Locating Practice (Fine Art) Practice and Application (Fine Art) Advanced Professional Practices (Fine Art) The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Assessment Methods:
Assessment is continuous and relates to all aspects of the programme, providing more carefully defined emphasis on formative assessment and feedback throughout the academic year. Formative assessment takes place during and after assignment tasks, (the timing of which can vary from one day to several weeks depending on the requirements of the activity to be carried out), and towards the end of a module. There are reviews of work at key points before Christmas and before Easter and this provides time for students to reflect on their progress prior to a final or summative assessment. Assessment is designed to enable students to participate in the measurement of their own progress. Students will submit a range of work including sketchbooks, design sheets, finished artwork, 3D work, screen-based work, technical/ production files, journals, essays and audio-visual presentations TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Most modules are taught predominantly through a combination of studio instruction and guided self-initiated work. Levels of taught contact are generous and are between 16 hours per week in level 4, 14 hours per week in level 5 and 12 hours per week in level 6. The staff team hold mid-semester assessment monitoring meetings to discuss student progress across programmes, consider how best to support their progress, share good practice, identify problems and take any remedial action that may be necessary before summative assessments. These monitoring meetings also ensure parity and equivalence of assessment across the programmes.
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15 January

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Great lectures and teaching, the staff are so friendly. The two libraries are huge, too, and the dedicated humanities library in particular is a big help. The racecourse stadium also holds the rugby world cup, which is really exciting! You'll spend a lot of great nights at Central Station and Liquid and Envy. There's also a load of great theatres, like Grove Park, and loads of great gigs on down The Old Swan and Penny Blacks. There's so much to do!

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £11,750
Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01978 293439
Email. [email protected]

Admissions and Enquiries:
Tel. 01978 293439
Email. [email protected]

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  • LauMichelle's avatar by LauMichelle on 20th November 2018
    Lovely uni, easy to get to, friendly staff and interesting courses.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    I think the campus is a suitable enough side to easily become accustomed to. All staff I have come across are friendly and always willing to help. The site has many facilities such as a sports centre and clubs to join in on to help you adjust to uni life more efficiently. Town is only a short distance away with many shops and places to chose from. Large car parking space and bus stop right outside the gates of the university.
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