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Fine Art - MFA

Fine Art - MFA is a course run by National College of Art & Design NCAD, Dublin. Fine Art - MFA gives a Course Qualification of Masters Degree, awarded by UCD. For more information about Fine Art - MFA at National College of Art & Design NCAD, please review the details below.

The MFA programme is based around the idea of visual arts practices as inquiries into how we understand and interpret the world. Students are encouraged to reflect on their individual research pathway, to communicate their ideas effectively and to situate their work in relation to the spectrum of contemporary art discourse and practice.

On this programme we are interested as visual artists in discussing, making and framing those things that encourage you to look or listen again the things that alter how you see the world things that you and we mentally refer to and reflect upon. This is advanced in relation to negotiating and developing your personal inquiry in the visual arts and in finding new ways of making, modeling and connecting this knowledge to the professional field of the visual arts and in relation to people, situations and your peers.

The MFA programme is offered through the discipline pathways of Fine Print, Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textile Art, and Ceramics & Glass. Within this structure students can develop specialist skills and also engage with trans disciplinary and expanded forms of practice.

The spine of this programme is centred upon an experiential art practice engagement with structured components that explore research methods and contemporary practices. The advanced study required at masters level is informed by contemporary practice based co-ordinates delivered by leading professionals in the field, including artists, curators, writers and those from other relevant backgrounds. The course will also foster your ability to know and to name the kind of knowledge being produced and has a written component in which students reflect on their research in a critical context.

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Training ProviderNational College of Art & Design NCAD
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding BodyUCD
Course Duration2 years
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsThe programme is open to graduates with an honours degree award of 2.2 or higher, or an equivalent academic or professional qualification in a related discipline. The College also takes into consideration prior learning and experience. English language: Students who have not been educated through English must show proof of achieving IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in the writing section on the academic version) or an equivalent score in another accepted test.
Carear PathAn MFA qualification is generally accepted as a prerequisite for further professional development in art and related fields. The alumni of the MFA at NCAD have gone on to pursue a variety of careers as artists, curators, academics, doctoral researchers and entrepreneurial arts professionals in expanded fields. Dublin and Ireland have a vibrant visual arts sector that embraces contemporary art museums, formal gallery spaces, private galleries, artist initiated/artists run spaces. The culture and society are known across the world as offering known and alternative ways of engaging. Dublin is home to a smart, dynamic, curious, friendly and youthful population that contributes to its reputation as an active, engaging and outward looking, connected European city.
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