MRes Arts Practice
MRes Arts Practice is a one year full time course in which you will conduct an individual programme of art and design research within the Graduate School at CCW. The course builds on your initial Project Proposal, which you will develop over the course of the year into a major programme of research driven by specific research questions, using defined research methods within a particular field of inquiry in art and design. The course draws on a wide range of approaches to art and design research within the Graduate School at CCW/UAL, and students are invited to broaden this context still further through the investigation of trans-national and global cultures of research and practice in art and design, which are a particular focus for research in CCW. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of the intellectual and practical resources of the Graduate School to advance your Project Proposal in the context of existing and emergent debates on research in art and design; these debates have advanced considerably in recent years through the development of symposia, exhibitions and publications, including significant contributions by research staff at CCW. On the MRes Arts Practice Course, you will conceptualise, construct and validate your Project Proposal alongside research staff, research students and your student group. In the first part of the course, you are given the opportunity to enhance your Project Proposal through the acquisition of research skills within your student group, and test it in relation to case studies of art and design research offered by Professors, Readers and Fellows at CCW. In the second part of the course, you will further develop your Project Proposal through supervised independent research.
Dr Malcolm Quinn, the Course Director, is Reader in Critical Practice at Wimbledon College of Art. He has developed and delivered research methods courses for MA and doctoral students at Wimbledon College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and is an experienced PhD supervisor. He has written extensively on art and design research, and the development of art and design language and pedagogy. In 2008/9, he was a guest lecturer at Cambridge University, Bath Spa University and Jan Van Eyck Academy Maastricht. He is a contributor to The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts (2010). He has led two AHRC funded collaborative doctoral training programmes, and is a member of the AHRC peer review college.
The course will be exceptionally well supported by a team of leading researchers and practitioners within CCW including:
Dr Michael Asbury
Professor Oriana Baddeley
Professor Paul Coldwell
Professor Neil Cummings
Professor Stephen Farthing
Professor Eileen Hogan
Dr Hayley Newman
Dr Tim O’Reilly
Dr Linda Sandino
Professor Stephen Scrivener
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TrAIN Member - Deputy Director
I was born in Teresópolis, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the son of British missionaries. After twenty years in Brazil I came to England to study engineering but fortunately to myself (and others) changed course and went on to complete an MA in The Study of Contemporary Art at Liverpool University and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art at The London Institute (now UAL).
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