Sculpture, Performance and Installation (SPI)
Sculpture, Performance and Installation (SPI) addresses the language of three-dimensional space not only through the exploration of materials, objects and processes, but also through the relationship between the body and its spatial surrounds.
Sculpture, Performance and Installation (SPI) encourages a range of approaches in the making of art. This includes site-specific, institutional critique, and ephemeral work. Technical processes central to the history of sculpture such as casting, carving, welding, and assemblage are also supported. The heritage of conceptual art is a fundamental consideration of the studio. You are encouraged to include video in your spatial explorations, either as a medium in its own right, or as a tool for documenting sculpture, installation and performance work.
The Master of Studio Art is a professional development course for visual artists designed to provide conceptual and technical skills to consolidate and extend their contemporary art or design practice. Applicants are expected to demonstrate their ability to undertake advanced art practise and coursework.
Over the period of the Master of Studio Art course, you will develop a studio project for examination. Weekly art practice group seminars, history and theory of art practice units and regular individual studio tutorials are scheduled each semester to enhance your studio practice. You will also choose two elective units of study in the course from a full range of postgraduate electives offered by SCA. The electives are intended as either an introduction to, or the development of, a skills base according to your individual needs.
The capstone experience in the Master of Studio Art includes rationale development, exhibition in a Degree Show and formal oral examination of a student's creative work.
Master of Studio Art graduates produce a body of artwork based on their studio project proposal. Graduates gain professional development and studio based methodologies appropriate to professional contemporary visual arts practice.
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