Introduction to Fieldwork (SCH5521)
This module enables you to explore place-based and project-based enquiry and methods. You are reaching for a thorough understanding of how everything is connected. The module includes a foundational exploration of histories, theories, and methodologies in the field of arts and ecology. You will look at sites, systems and contexts and consider the relationship between arts and activism.
Interdependent Systems (SCH5522)
Deeper enquiry into interconnected systems (social, economic, environmental) and how they weave together. Moving towards metadisciplinarity and regenerative culture. You will explore how artists work in collaboration across disciplinary boundaries (science, technology, engineering, economics etc.) to find rich ways of knowing and meaning-making.
Beyond Human (SCH5523)
This module ranges through contemplation of species, diversity, human consciousness, the more than human, trophic cascades, resilient adaptive systems, ecological balance, symbiosis, the expanded self, interspecies dialogue, the unmarked, ecocide, and empathy. It asks what is human without a notion of separateness. It considers how these enquiries can reflect into changemaking and networked learning
This module focuses on research and development for the student’s ongoing creative practice. It includes research skills development and the preparation of a detailed proposal for SCH5525 or a business plan for PgDip students.
MA Major Project or Dissertation (SCH5525)
Students will devise and negotiate an appropriate personal project, demonstrating their practical and theoretical practice. Through a process of negotiated project proposal, outcomes will be agreed and can take the form of a 15,000 word dissertation interrogating arts and ecology, or a creative project in the public domain, or a combination of both (50/50).Outputs from the module will evidence the depth of development and synthesis of knowledge from the programme.
A relevant degree with honours or an equivalent professional qualification. Other qualifications accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered. Non-standard applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent, see our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.
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