- Are you passionate about fine arts or perhaps an artist yourself?
- Are you a potential Warhol or a gifted Van Gogh?
- Perhaps you have a research interest in the fine arts that you would like to see to fruition?
To be an artist is to be burdened and blessed with the “freedom of no choice!”
The need to express oneself through art is as essential to the visual artist as food and water. Art is continually being redefined, which makes it very exciting! Warnborough College recognises that much of the work defined as “art” is comprised of crafts and minor arts. Hence, the WC studio art program welcomes artisans as well as fine artists to its graduate programs. At Warnborough, “fine arts” includes photography – so get snapping!
Master of Fine Arts recipients are also qualified to work in a variety of employment capacities in Arts Administration, Program Development, Travel and Tourism.
MFA students will also work in museums, galleries and a host of arts organizations. The MFA program includes in-depth courses on the business of being an artist.
The following modules are compulsory: (6 modules, 8 credits each, total of 48 credits)
- ART501 Studio Methods, Practices and Procedures
- ART502 Critical Terminology for Art Studio Majors
- ART503 Building a Portfolio
- ART504 Cultural History of Art for Fine Arts Majors
- ART506 The Business of Being an Artist
- Choose one from the following modules:
ART 511 Career Development for the Professional Artist
ART 512 Designing and Executing an Exhibit
ART 505 Topics in Critical Analysis
The following modules are elective: (8 modules, 8 credits each, total of 64 credits)
- A Choice of 1 Module selected from CAH 801 through CAH 815
- A Choice of 6 Modules in or directly related to the major area of fine arts emphasis
- A Choice of 1 Module outside of the major area of fine arts emphasis
Because of the enormous flexibility of the WCI program, learners may work with their mentors to structure their program in the context of their individual interests, talents and professional and goals. Read the complete course descriptions for information as well as ideas! Think of them as a set of guidelines, rather than a set of rules. The descriptions will give you a sense of areas in which to proceed, at the graduate level, and professionally.
On-site and virtual courses will be taught in atelier style. All graduates will be required to submit a professional portfolio, as per standards established by the art department and Warnborough College, and to complete program projects.
In addition, students will be required to participate in a graduate exhibit. The Canterbury Arts Conference is sponsored by Warnborough College Ireland each year, and students are actively encouraged to participate in this. It is a great opportunity to present research or workshops, and to meet other like-minded contacts.