Why MA Contemporary Crafts at the University of Hertfordshire? Employment prospects: Graduates exhibit professionally and work as curators, teachers, set up studios and work as photographers for creative and media organizations. Work experience opportunities: Previous students have gained work experience with organisations including Prada and Sprint. Teaching excellence: You will be taught by creative practitioners/artists who are well-connected with national or international standing and expertise. Industry connections: We invite industry speakers, creatives, curators, and theorists into workshops to support students in developing creative networks. The aim of the programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to practice at an advanced level, to foster your creativity and enhance your employment opportunities. You will work alongside artists and designers who are involved with a wide variety of media and forms. Induction, seminars and social events for students and staff mean that you will be part of a friendly and supportive postgraduate community, which also includes filmmakers, musicians and professionals working in new media. Senior research staff and internationally renowned artists work with postgraduate students, helping you to develop original and challenging work.
Core modules: Creative economies; major study: contemporary crafts; research and enquiry; discourse/reflection: art and design; practice 1: art and design; practice 2: art and design. Optional modules: Research and enquiry (online); creative economies (online).
A sustained body of creative work forms the basis of assessment, supported by written documentation and assignments.
An honours degree (2:2 or above) in a field relevant to the award you want to study. If you do not have a degree, you will need to show you have appropriate professional experience and skills to benefit from the course. We may also be able to take into account accredited prior learning (APL) or accredited prior experiential learning (APEL). If your degree is in a different field, you will need appropriate knowledge, skills or experience in the field you wish to study, or be able to show that you are prepared for intensive new learning. In all cases you will need to demonstrate through a portfolio or interview your preparedness for study at postgraduate level. If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.
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