Applications are now open for 2021-2023
Fine Art Masters Programme
Art, Society, Nature
The Margate School (TMS) has developed an exciting international Masters programme called Art, Society, Nature in the discipline of Fine Art worth 120 ECTS credits. The course is approved by our French partners, the renowned art school from Normandy L’École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen (ESADHaR) with the support of the Council of Normandy and the French Ministry of Culture.
The Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique (DNSEP) accredited and framed Masters programme Art, Society, Nature runs over two years and offers a unique opportunity of mastering the students fine art practice in an international context with a range of established artists and academics.
A majority of the teaching and research will be in Margate yet students will also be required to attend seminars, workshops and present their work at the ESADHaR campuses in France (Rouen and Le Havre). It is a very new and ground-breaking collaboration in the field of art education for both England and France and we are proud for The Margate School to be pioneering this unique Anglo-French collaboration.
‘Art, Society, Nature’ will be delivered in a 2 days per week teaching format (Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
In our ambition to establish The Margate School we acknowledge that education is a privilege. Few can afford the time to reflect, to learn about what might be of value and what less so; to learn and apply skills in a meaningful, socially and environmentally sensitive fashion. For most of us learning takes place in intensive bursts in particular periods of our lives, institutionalised and structured. In a world of hyper-production and hyper-consumption, social inequality, human & environmental disasters, the opportunity to learn should not be removed from life but be part of it.
As Paulo Freire (1921- 1997) pointed out “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”
Here the learner becomes aware at the very moment of learning that they has entered the realm of Verstehen, partaking in the onset of erudition, of enlightenment. In The Margate School we aim to extend that learning potential, we seek to do this in the expanded the field, through art practice, philosophical reflection, scientific exploration, technological enquiry, engagement in today’s environmental challenges and sociological investigations.
For specific questions about the Masters programme please contact Francesca Renny, TMS MA Coordinator at email@example.com.
Candidates are required to hold a BA degree in an art related discipline (e.g. fine art, design, media)
Candidates will present a portfolio of their work and are required to attend an interview with TMS/ESADHaR members of staff.
22.03.21 - Applications open
14.05.21 - Open afternoon w/tour & workshop
28.05.21 - First round of interviews
04.06.21 - Open afternoon & evening w/tour & workshop
18.06.21 - Information event
In Year 1, students work on their Visual arts project, methodology and production.
This is supported by Studio work, Internship, Individual tutorials and Practice based workshops to include:
Drawing and Painting
Moving image and Video art
Students begin work on a Memoire supported by a series of lectures and seminars and undertake a History and Philosophy of Art module.
Alongside this students engage in a French Language course.
Students have the opportunity to work with ESADHaR campus in France with 2 weeks of workshops.
In Year 2, students continue shaping their personal project and research methodology.
This is supported by Studio work, Individual tutorials and Practice based workshops chosen by the student to best support their project.
Students continue with French Language and History and Philosophy of Art and engage with a new series of lectures.
Students work on their Memoire and engage in contextualisation and spatialisation through seminars, tutorials and group discussion. Students have the opportunity to work with ESADHaR campus in France in 2 weeks of workshops.
In the second semester of Year 2, Students finalise their Memoire and personal project.
Spacious personal studio space with evening
and weekend access
Communal project space
Digital suite with full Adobe suite and Ableton music production software
Art, Society, Nature will support you to develop a unique
and personal approach in the field of contemporary creative and intellectual practice.
The transferable skills you will gain from undertaking the
Masters Programme will be suited to a variety of creative careers;
The ability to develop individual ideas and collaborate
Strong observational, research and analytical skill
Creative problem solving
The ability to learn from criticism and be objective about your work
An openness to new influences and concepts
Entrepreneurial skills in marketing your work
02.07.21 - Graduate exhibition open
17.07.21 - Graduation & celebration event TBC
23.07.21 - Second round of interviews
27.08.21 - Applications close
10.09.21 - Final round of interviews
The Margate School MA in Fine Art is an extraordinary journey, one which visits art history, philosophy, movement, performance and french language and culture, alongside experimenting in specific artistic disciplines. For me the journey has become a type of personal exploration, bravely forgetting all you know, to go on a creative journey and to come home to yourself.
TMS MA Fine Art Student
Being part of The Margate School is more than just studying, I am influencing and contributing to a radical experiment in education. Studying in a place that creates links between the UK and the continent, this is one small effort to bridge a quickly widening divide. TMS has helped to push my work to a new level of critical reflection, and has changed the way I approach creating new work.
TMS MA Fine Art Student