198 Contemporary Arts & Learning arts and learning

The course is based at Birmingham School of Art , a fine example of Venetian Gothic architecture and an impressive purpose built Grade I listed art school. We have made a five-year commitment to 11 organisations in the latest round of the Backbone Fund. The Fund is unrestricted and aims to underpin leading organisations that contribute to the overall health of the sectors we support.

Its focus is an exploration of the practicalities of starting-up a creative business. It also covers the nature of the creative industries as a whole as well as the significance of entrepreneurship within the arts and society as a whole. We offer further information on the financial support available for postgraduate study. There are various funding options, including loans, scholarships and bursaries. You may also be able to take advantage of government-backed loans of up to £11,570 for postgraduate study.

Teacher Development Fund

Our students come from diverse phases and sectors in the field of art and design education and the expanded fields of gallery, community and self organised educational practices. Through the course individual perspectives and experiences meet with those of your peers providing you with the stimulation and challenges that different perceptions can bring. We seek to evolve a dialogue through direct experience and engagement with the arts and their value as taught subjects, both within the institution and outside of it. That schools consider teaching art & design at Key Stage 1 and 2 as a distinct subject. Whilst we appreciate many schools approach art in a project or theme-based manner, our experience is that when art is taught as a distinct subject in a skills-based manner there is clearer progression and the teaching and learning is more rigorous.

  • Birmingham City University is fast becoming the leading Midlands-based university for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy, driving innovation, enterprise and skills for the region.
  • The purpose of this module is to introduce you to contemporary curatorial thinking.
  • Second of all, we acknowledge that teachers and schools are under incredible pressure, from all sides.
  • However, you can borrow a laptop from the university or use one of our shared computer rooms.

By creating a safe and nurturing environment, pupils are encouraged to take creative risks and to learn from the journey, rather than head towards a pre-defined end result. Basic skills are introduced and then built upon, including drawing, printmaking, sketchbooks, painting and making. Skills are revisited and the use of ongoing sketchbook work underpins this process.

It is aimed at initiating and extending practical, critical and contextual understanding of contemporary art practices and how these can be used to explore social and cultural issues. You will engage with contemporary theory in critical and cultural studies such as semiotics, hermeneutics, post-structuralism and psychoanalysis. We showcase six projects annually in our gallery spaces at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning and also work in partnership with other organisations to deliver touring exhibitions and off site projects.

Why Is It Important To Study Art?

You’ll be taught by staff who are nationally and internationally renowned and published artist researcher teachers. Akshara Foundation of Arts & Learning was born with a dream to enrich the life of every child by infusing the arts into the process of learning. Thus, channelising their creativity and giving them the opportunity to ride over the limitations around them.

Ma Applied Theatre: Drama In Educational, Community & Social Contexts

Whilst the full impact of the current pandemic is unclear, we are in no doubt about the immediate challenges that many of the organisations and people we fund, and the individuals and communities they support, are facing. All full-time MAAL students will be allocated an individual studio space at 288 NX Road for the duration of their study. We accept applications from October for students wanting to start the following September. You’ll be asked to upload/include up to 10 images of your practice/art work as part of your application. The images can be of present and/or past personal art work/performance/installation etc.

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