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COURSE TITLE Master of Arts in Fine Arts
 
COURSE CODE PMAFNAFTR6

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LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION

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M.A.(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

3 Semesters

Full-time (by Research)

90

Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci

COURSE OVERVIEW
This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts programme is a research programme in Fine Arts which is based on critical analyses, active participation, research and regular production of works and tasks, and a final project and dissertation.
The research programme includes studio-based practice across main fine art media. Each student will be allocated a corresponding studio space. This will be done in such a manner as to allow creative flexibility and to encourage resourceful and productive relations between students.

Group critiques sessions, individual and collective tutorials are organised within the existing possibilities and parameters. Visitors, including academics, artists, painters, and practitioners from various spheres are invited to the programme sessions.
A cycle of seminars with active student participation will be held to discuss research in progress. The topics for discussion are research planning and practice, originality, bibliographic collection and control, collecting research, producing a researched body of work, contextualising one's artwork theoretically, sources and references, and academic writing.
The tools and methodology of fine arts research and practice will also be discussed and M.A. candidates in Fine Arts and will be assigned a supervisor who can offer guidance on the candidates’ specific research subject for their project and dissertation.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES The programme provides opportunities for students to:

• complete, resolve and assert given tasks in creative practice in Fine Arts;
• demonstrate the candidate’s reflective practice at Master’s level. It should confirm the candidate’s ability to show the integral relationship between concept, process and realisations of works of art;
• analyse the historical, theoretical, critical and analytical research conducted by the candidate and to show their inter-relationships in the production of works of art;
• critically reflect and analyse one’s work and discuss within a meaningful artistic context;
• have sufficient academic and applied grounding for the further development of one’s artistic talents;
• apply and articulate research methodologies in Art;
• facilitate innovative work at Masters level which achieves the synthesis of practical, critical and theoretical concerns;
• demonstrate technical and professional accomplishment in the rendering and dissemination of the Final Art Project and its presentation;
• identify, explore, form an analytical awareness ample for an artistic experience;
• apply and articulate research methodologies basing the final Art project.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY Graduates of the programme will be geared for the exciting diversity of the creativity market. The range of career opportunities is wide and varied, especially when considering that the creative sector is internationally held to be one of the fastest growing niche sectors.
 
COURSE INTENDED FOR The programme is targeted to capture creative and artistically talented students who possess undergraduate degrees in a variety of fields ranging from the Humanities to the Sciences.
 
ADMISSION AND
PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the same or in a closely related area of study as the area of study applied for,
provided that applicants in possession of the Degree with Third Class Honours shall satisfy the Board that they are in possession of other qualifications, including relevant experience, obtained following the first cycle degree or

(b) the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the same or in a closely related area of study as that applied for, with an average mark of not less than 65% in that area or

(c) a degree from this or from another university which the Board considers as comparable to any of the degrees indicated in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

Preparatory Programme

In the case of a mainly research course and depending on the nature of the programme, applicants admitted under paragraphs (b) and if necessary (c) shall be required to complete a preparatory programme, comprising not less than 30 and not more than 60 ECTS credits as directed by the Board, depending on the number of ECTS credits already obtained in that area of study, with an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.

The Board may grant applicants full or partial exemption from the requirement of the preparatory programme if it is satisfied that the applicant possesses post first cycle degree work experience that is relevant to the area of study applied for.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
 
 


 

 

 

 
Last Updated: 25 March 2017
 
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