Wolverhampton School of Art

Independent Practice (CPD)

Postgraduate Credit Part-time 1 year

This course will give you the opportunity to engage in a short Masters level programme in one of the art, design or media subjects taught in Wolverhampton School of Art.

This course will give you the opportunity to engage in a short Masters level programme in one of the art, design or media subjects taught in Wolverhampton School of Art.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 20 May 2020, 27 January 2020
  • Award Postgraduate Credit
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Art

Why choose this course?

This course will give you the opportunity to engage in a short Masters level programme in one of the art, design or media subjects taught in Wolverhampton School of Art.

From application, you will work with an academic tutor and be encouraged to propose an independent project that will build on your undergraduate or professional experience. The course will be tailored to your individual project but may provide opportunities for you to learn new skills and work with our specialist technicians in bespoke workshops. You will learn from our academic teams how to develop a body of work that is underpinned by the conceptual and contextual knowledge required at this level of study.

If you enjoy this short course and decide to enrol on a full Masters programme the credits gained may contribute to your final award.

The course runs over 12 weeks in either semester 1 or Semester 2. It is also available in the summer semester depending on the availability of equipment and facilities required.

What happens on the course?

When you apply for this course you will be assigned a subject tutor who will help you to refine your project, ensure it is feasible in the time frame and negotiate the access to resources you require. From the outset you will negotiate tutorial times, technical resources and access to lectures and studio/workshops that you might need to use independently or with support.

Your academic tutor will meet with you regularly and provide formative feedback at a mid-point review to ensure your project is on track. You will be expected to reflect on your journey through tutorials and by documenting your progress and research in sketchbooks, journals and/or an online blog.

At the end of the course you will present your project work for assessment. You will receive written feedback and the opportunity to discuss how you could further develop your work through postgraduate study or other career opportunities.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course provides an opportunity for you to engage in Masters Level Study and you will be supported to develop professional outcomes that may support your application for a full masters course or develop professional opportunities to further your career.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Wolverhampton School of Art is a purpose built art school in the heart of Wolverhampton. It boasts some of the best workshop facilities and studio spaces in the country. Our academic and technical teams are practicing artists, designers and researchers and can support a wide range of bespoke and interdisciplinary projects. We welcome project proposals from graduates and experienced professionals who want to engage with our creative community and test and explore the depths of their art, design and media practice.

You will learn to develop your independent practice to Masters Level Outcomes

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £695 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay


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