Wolverhampton School of Art was established in 1851 and is one of the UK’s founding art schools. From our past through to the present day, there’s been a long and favourable association between Wolverhampton School of Art and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
It is therefore fitting that the MA Degree Show is housed in this wonderful public gallery that features 300 years of art, from Georgian portraits and Victorian landscapes, to Pop and contemporary art. The MA Degree Show is the culmination of the excellent work undertaken by our Master’s students over the last year or two and shows the diversity of creative thinking, skills and professional approach to practice that they have achieved in that time.
This is a dynamic show from the three Master’s courses of Design and Applied Arts, Fine Art and Digital and Visual Communications, with multi-disciplinary work ranging from painting, sculpture, print, illustration and photography to audio-visual pieces, animation, glass work and installation. Both full-time and part-time students have come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to contribute to the debates and extend their individual practices, with a good proportion of international students to offer enriched cultural understandings of art and design.
Our Artists in Residence scheme is designed to encourage practising artists to engage with the Faculty of Arts and its students. It provides visual artists and designer makers with the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using our workshops and supporting facilities, in exchange for volunteering their services to the Faculty for one day.