Call for applications:
Creative Arts Masters Platform

Call for applications:
Creative Arts Masters Platform

Technological University Dublin (TU)

May 24, 2013
Call for applications:Creative Arts Masters Platform

Deadline: June 30, 2013
Programme commences September 2013

The Creative Arts Masters Platform at DIT brings together the MA in Visual & Critical Studies, the MA in Critical Art Practice and the MA in Design Practice.

Joint initiative
Jointly delivered by the DIT School of Art Design and Printing and the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM — this programme of three Masters awards brings together the cutting edge of practice, advanced theory and engaged research across art, design and visual and critical studies.

New model of postgraduate education
This model of MA Platform that brings together fine art and design practices; taught and research-based learning; practical and theoretical strands of activity; production work and critical/curatorial work; in a way that respects the differences between each of these disciplines and traditions, while forging a common framework of critical dialogue, knowledge-sharing and interdisciplinary exchange between specialists. This is an intense, immersive and demanding new platform for highly motivated critical practitioners and theorists. Each individual Masters student will be expected to participate actively in both the learning community of the Masters programme itself, and in the larger peer community of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media with its inter-institutional networks of doctoral, post-doctoral, associate researchers, international visiting scholars and global partners.

The programme of learning in each MA culminates in the delivery of a major project which can be either practice- or theory-based, and which can be individually or collaboratively realised.

Key features of the Platform approach are the integrated delivery of Masters and Doctoral research learning; access to a much wider range of specialist graduate and staff research seminars than is typical at Masters level; access to multiple international networks and exchange opportunities; shared modules mapping the current state of contemporary cultural practice and debate, drawing out the big questions for our particular historical moment by drawing upon the advance knowledge of artists, designers, philosophers, historians, architects, musicians, sociologists, geographers and other creative intellectuals. This programme brings with it an opportunity to interact with a wide range of expertise, ideas and challenges both within and beyond the domain of contemporary art and design.

The MA platform is designed for honours graduates in Fine Art, History of Art, Design, Interactive Design, Curating, Media, Architecture and the Humanities such as Philosophy and English Literature.The Platform will provide access to specialist workshops, seminars, lectures, and project work in a number of research themes, with the individual student choosing to focus in one or more areas but having initial access to the full spectrum of ideas and practices, including:

Text and Type
Design Participation and Usability
The Dublin Project Semiotics and the Visual
Memory and Material Culture
Interpretation, Representation and Criticism
Transdisciplinary Practices

Creative Masters of Arts Platform
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This platform is based on a collaborating community of educators and practitioners working in concert to create an ecology of cultural production and enquiry. It brings academics, designers, artists, historians, philosophers, critics and curators together in a way that respects the difference between these practices but recognizes the need for the big ideas and the big challenges to be addressed by communities of enquiry, practice and dialogue.

Some of the key contributors include Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, Dr. Niamh Ann Kelly, Dr. Ronan McCrea, Dr. Mick Wilson, Dr. Tim Stott, Mary Ann Bolger, Clare Bell, Barry Sheehan, Brenda Duggan, and Amy Walsh.

In the past four years the School of Art Design and Printing and GradCAM have hosted and partnered with leading artists, designers, and scholars from around the world, including Prof. Simon Critchley (philosopher, New School for Social Research, New York) Prof. Fintan Cullen (History of Art, University of Nottingham), Prof. Jean Fisher (Fine Art, Middlesex University), Professor Jane Pavett (V&A), Prof. Brian O’Conor (philosopher, UCD), Dr. Colin Graham (literary critic, Maynooth), Prof. Luke Gibbons (cultural critic, Maynooth) Professor Niamh O’Suillvan (NCAD), Prof. Richard Kearney (Boston College), Prof. Esther Leslie (UCL, UK), Dr. Ben Highmore (University of Suffolk, UK), Dr. Gerald Raunig (EPICP; Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), Prof. Kate Oakley (Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London), Toby Scott (Pentacle), Jeanne van Heeswijk (independent artist, Netherlands), Kojin Karatani (philosopher and literary critic), Andrew Selby (Loughborough University, UK), Prof. Suzanne Buchan (University for the Creative Arts, UK), Francis Lowe (Coventry University, UK), Björn Franke (RHA, UK), Kristina Ilmonen (Sibelius Academy, FI), Susanne Rosenberg (Royal College of Music, Stockholm), and Prof. John Mullarchy (Kingston College, London).

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