This is a unique Art and Ecology programme at the Goldsmiths, University of London located in the urban environment of South East London that seeks to develop new ways in which contemporary art practice can make interventions in a wide range of ecological contexts and extend the ways in which ecology is understood. During this MA we support artists to develop art practices in diverse sites and scales dedicated to imagining and shaping liveable futures.
Link art, ecology and social justiceThe MA invites artists to develop innovative art projects grounded in rigorous artistic research and a profound understanding of how ecological challenges such as climate breakdown, pollution, and biodiversity loss are inseparable from questions of social justice. Alongside media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, installation, performance, art writing, textiles, digital media and video, this course supports artists who engage with forms of practice such as food production, sustainable data, citizen and expert science, re-wilding, inter-species care and co-dependence, somatic work, and ritual.This is one of very few postgraduate degrees specialising in art and environment, or art and nature. We actively encourage applications from students interested in working in all manner of ecological contexts, from rural settings to ocean habitats, and from social movements and to scientific institutions. As this is a programme is taught in South East London, there is also a unique opportunity to focus on urban ecology.
Learn real-world skills, and develop practical abilitesThrough the development of a year-long artistic project, students learn skills and build networks essential to pushing the boundaries of art’s engagement with ecology, for sustaining their artistic practice after graduation, for developing as educators, producers and leaders in a wide range of fields, or for pursuing doctoral research. While on the programme, students participate in an experimental laboratory, attend lectures and seminars in the history and theory of art and ecology, and learn best professional practice through talks and workshops.You will also have access to workshops on how to develop your artistic practice after graduation, including on topics such as the ethical and legal dimensions of working in particular situations and environments, which will give you real-world insights into the kinds of negotiations and realisations that are part of having an expanded practice.
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Over the course of this programme, you will take the following core modules.
- Methodologies of Art and Ecology
- Experimental Laboratory
- Histories and Theories of Art and Ecology
- Professional development
- 15 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Apply early to avoid disappointment
DisciplinesVisual Arts Ecology View 454 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You will need to hold a BA in Fine Art or other relevant discipline, or equivalent experience (e.g. photography, architecture, performance, creative writing, and environmental humanities and sciences), if there is sufficient evidence of a strong artistic practice.
- Applicants will also be asked to propose a project. Admission is by interview only.
International23200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23200 GBP per year during 15 months.
National10450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10450 GBP per year during 15 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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