Painting (Taught) University of the Arts London


MA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts offers the opportunity for students to explore a discipline that is constantly widening in scope. The course is designed to support the development of your practical, research and professional skills in preparation for your continued progression into the professional and academic worlds.

What can you expect?
• To identify and debate key issues in contemporary painting.
• To contribute to a collaborative public event and online archive on the subject of contemporary painting.
• To extend your knowledge of paint as a material and process.
• To examine the ways in which methods and materials shape the agenda in contemporary painting whilst creating a critical relationship to tradition.
• To explore the range of models of practice for the contemporary painter.
• To examine the notion of painting as research.
• To develop your key questions and ideas from an initial period of review and experimentation.
• To be part of a challenging learning and teaching environment that supports the development of your practical, professional and research skills.
• To engage with the wider research culture at University of the Arts London.
• To have access to Wimbledon's shared workshops.

About Wimbledon College of Arts
Set in the heart of South West London, Wimbledon College of Arts encourages practical experimentation to learn the skills needed for a successful career in the arts within both Fine Arts and Theatre & Screen practices.

The College’s specialist workshops, studios and on-site professional theatre provide an environment in which students can develop and learn from expert tutors and technicians who either work in the industry or have their own practices.

Through the College's shared course projects, lectures and exhibitions; students are encouraged to work collaboratively whilst exposed to a wide range of disciplines and ideas. Wimbledon College of Arts has a historic international reputation for producing artists and designers known for their exceptional creativity, technical ability and professionalism.

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  • Location

    Wimbledon College of Arts

  • Start date

    October 2017

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details

Assessment method

The course runs over a total of 45 weeks. Learning and teaching will take place through studio practice, written work, group seminars, critiques, exhibitions, peer-led workshops and reading groups. The course places great stock on the idea of a community of painters.

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent academic qualifications; study proposal; portfolio of work; details of 2 referees; alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; IELTS level 6.5 or above if English is not an applicant's 1st language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English language requirements).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,250 Year 1
England £4,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,250 Year 1
Scotland £4,250 Year 1
Wales £4,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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