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Course summary

What is special about this course? Are you committed to a career in an art practice that creatively engages with your community? If so, the MA Art and Social Practice is ideal. Artists in the 21st century increasingly find themselves working in participatory settings where skills in creative and social engagement are essential. This programme addresses these changing needs and facilitates a shift in thinking away from conventional ideas about where art practices are located and how work is disseminated. The course offers focused provision enabling you to develop an appropriate level of knowledge and research to inform practical work, together with the critical and analytical processes and technical skills required to effectively deliver a project in the public domain. Special features ◾Taught by an inter-disciplinary team of artists and specialists from social anthropology, social and collaborative art practices and sculpture, who work across a range of local, national and international contexts, from urban centres to remote and small communities ◾You will have the option to meet in real life during the annual Winter School located in rotating locations in the Highlands and Islands ◾In the final stage of the module you will choose your own mentor from local, national or international specialists ◾You will meet leading figures in the field, from Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally, through the annual Virtual Symposium, visiting Lecturers and guest speakers How long will my course last? ◾Full-time: 2 years ◾Part-time (structured): minimum 3 years ◾Part-time (unstructured): maximum 6 years


Entry requirements

◾2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject such as art, design or new media, theatre practice and cultural studies or other closely related discipline such as community development, cultural production, arts administration or management ◾Applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis ◾Postgraduate Loans (SAAS) (Scotland-domiciled students): Loans for tuition fees are available from SAAS for eligible Scotland-domiciled students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students


Fees and funding

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Art and Social Practice at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS