Preparation for MA

Preparation for MA is designed to prepare International Students applying for a UAL Postgraduate. Preparation for MA will be an ideal starting point for acclimatisation to London and the first steps on the road to personal inquiry. Candidates should be self-motivated, with a vision and voice that transcends conventional boundaries and who are seeking to develop their practice at a professional level within a research orientated context...

Description

Preparation for MA is designed to prepare International Students applying for a UAL Postgraduate. Preparation for MA will be an ideal starting point for acclimatisation to London and the first steps on the road to personal inquiry. Candidates should be self-motivated, with a vision and voice that transcends conventional boundaries and who are seeking to develop their practice at a professional level within a research orientated context. Students will familiarise themselves with life in London during the six week course, participating in studio based projects and research trips to some of the capital's world famous museums and galleries.

Course Objectives:

  • To engage with aspects of Western culture and explore the academic rigour of an MA programme in the UK

  • To incubate independent and reflective practitioners and to prepare for practice led research

  • To develop lively, autonomous and reflective thinkers who have their own creative position on contemporary debates and society

  • To enhance critical and contextual thinking and widen professional and contextual knowledge

  • To explore visual strategies and approaches to research to improve creative learning experience

  • Imaginative visual thinking and capitalise on London as a learning resource

  • To promote self-reflection and critical analysis as an integral part of the creative learning experience

  • To progress self-efficacy in the communication of ideas both verbal and written

Additional Features:

  • Tuition from the University of Arts London tutors

  • Research visits to London's major galleries and museums

  • Regular tutorials and feedback on portfolio progression


Entry Requirements
An offer to a UAL Undergraduate MA Course in Art & Design. Alternatively, you can make a direct application, by submitting a digital portfolio of around 20 images of your work, along with your application to summerschool@arts.ac.uk, before booking your place.

IELTS level 5.0 or above if English isn’t an applicant’s first language, with at least 4.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements)

If you are from OUTSIDE the European Economic Area (EEA) you MUST present your passport and valid visa/proof of entry clearance to the Short Course office before the start of your course. Please note you will NOT be allowed to study, if do not present a valid visa/proof of entry clearance on the first day of the course.

If you wish to apply to a UAL MA course please note that a separate application must be made. For further details please visit the UAL Postgraduate course page http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/postgraduate/













Materials

On the first day, please bring along your favourite medium / material, e.g. paint & brushes, inks, 3D modelling materials, yourself – for performance – there are no limits!

You will need these materials to respond to the first workshop where you will be asked to create a quick visual response.



Details for booking

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