The hallmarks of this degree programme are generous studio space, independent study, and a broad range of both theoretical and practical modules. The studio provides latitude and inspiration for individual art work and a sense of community. Lecturers are continually on hand to promote and support creative exchange and offer advice and insight into work in progress in the studio. The project-based structure shapes the learning process: interests are discussed, ideas negotiated, and proposals further developed. Projects may sustain and propel individual and collaborative artistic work, thematically, medially, and conceptually, and confront them both with expectations and the issues previously covered in the programme. Once every six months students present their current artistic work-in-progress, defend it in an open discussion, then further refine it.
Each of the three studios is allocated to a mix of students from all stages of the programme. Lecturers and students comprise the core studio community and develop their individual discourse. While the studio ensures stability and security, projects are oriented beyond its walls; they accordingly demand topicality, flexibility and boldness. The superimposed structures are not in competition with one another; rather, their respective qualities nurture and influence each student’s creative development.