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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The Centre includes a community of PhD students pursuing historical, theoretical and practice based research, and runs a seminar course for first year PhD and MPhil students at the University of the Arts London. Priority is given to students pursuing relevant research and supervised by a core member of TrAIN, but other students can apply to join. As well as the seminar course for first year students, TrAIN also hosts other groups, which include PhD+: a group for students in their third and final year and groups for reading texts in languages other than English.
For more information on Research degrees at UAL, visit the UAL Research website, and email email@example.com with any queries.
S.L.A.A.G. started as the Study Group on Latin American Art & Theory in March 2010, as the first student-led seminar on the topic to be held at University of the Arts London. It was designed and created by three UAL PhD students based at TrAIN: Maria Isabel Arango, Caroline Menezes & Sara Angel Guerrero-Rippberger, who invited other research students from UAL and Essex University to join the discussion, including Gerard Choy, Ian Dudley, Susannah Gilbert, Andres Montenegro, Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre, and Suzana Vaz. Since the beginning S.L.A.A.G.’s goal has been to create an on-going dialogue about art and theory from Latin America, and and the significance of this field to art theory in general. The group meets regularly to discuss and share bibliographic references and knowledge about the notion of Latin American art, about local identities and histories. Relying on its members to share expertise, insights and questions, the collective dialogue serves to fill in the knowledge gaps in each student’s individual area of study.
Pop Art in Latin America – Collaborative Doctoral Award
University Of The Arts London – Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation
The Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at the University of the Arts London (UAL) together with Tate seek to appoint a student to undertake a PhD by thesis on the History of Pop Art in Latin America. This studentship is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme. The studentship will cover fees and maintenance for three years full-time Research Degrees study with the intention to complete as PhD.
In 2015 Tate Modern will mount a major exhibition to explore the wide geographical reach of Pop Art in the 1960s and 1970s. It will provide a focus for new research into Pop’s core themes – including the rise of consumerism and popular culture, and the languages, techniques and currency of reproduced images – in Northern and Eastern Europe, North America, Latin America and Japan. A Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) has been secured from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to recruit a research student who will focus on the advent of Pop Art within Latin America.
This particular CDA will require the student to work towards a PhD researching the production of Pop Art in one or more countries in Latin America during the period as well as the reception of ‘Western’ Pop there.
The knowledge and insights gathered by the student will contribute to the selection of works for the Tate exhibition by the exhibition’s curator and Tate supervisor, Jessica Morgan, as well as the programme of public events and related online and print publications.
Dr Michael Asbury, an art historian and curator specialising in Brazilian and Latin American art at UAL, will be the Director of Studies for the successful applicant. The successful applicant will be registered as a student at UAL and will follow the university’s methodologies training programme during the first year. He or she will be attached to the TrAIN PhD programme and will be able to benefit from seminars and lectures provided there. At Tate, the student will participate in research seminars organised by Tate’s Research Department and other collaborative doctoral students. He or she will also be offered training in The Museum System database. This award presents the rare opportunity to join a community of scholars shaping a major research-led exhibition.
For more information on how to apply and details about funding, visit the UAL Research website, and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
The closing date for applications is Friday 6 July 2012, and it is anticipated that interviews will take place at the University of the Arts London / Tate in the week commencing 16 July 2012.