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The aim of this four-year full-time (six-year part-time) research programme is the generation of a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Fine Art by means of an
The aim of this four-year full-time (six-year part-time) research programme is the generation of a contribution to knowledge and understanding in Fine Art by means of an inquiry conducted through studio research and, where relevant, other research methods.
During the programme, students receive training in research methods and complete a research project based on a key research question. Students are also expected to:
Pursue a defined key research question through studio research.
Investigate cognate studio research undertaken by others internationally.
Explore the theoretical and historical dimensions of the inquiry through scholarship.
Collaborate with others, as appropriate, to extend the range of the inquiry.
Produce a body of work that embodies new knowledge in answer to the key research question.
Write a brief summary of the contribution to knowledge and understanding together with a reflective analysis of the theoretical and historical context of the research and a critical review of the process of the research.
Programmes of Enquiry