[artinfo] Master of Research in Creative Practices at Glasgow School of Art
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Master of Research in Creative Practices
This forward-thinking Masters programme offers an opportunity to
reflect on your academic work and practices in a mixed disciplinary
environment that creates imaginative inter-connections and opens new
potentials. On the Master of Research in Creative Practices at
Glasgow School of Art, academic enquiry and the many forms of
creative expression are examined in the wider context of social,
historical, cultural and theoretical discourse. Students consider
their place in the wider world, and are encouraged to look at common
concerns through a variety of lenses.
Our regular staff contributors cover a rich mix of intellectual
traditions and themes in critical, historical and philosophical
enquiry, as well as cultures of art, design, archiving, and
architecture. In addition to this we invite experts from creative
industries, and site some sessions in museums, or in and around the
A 12-month taught postgraduate degree, the MRes serves as a
stand-alone Masters qualification or as pre-doctorate training in
research methodology. In stages one and two, leading to postgraduate
certificate and postgraduate diploma respectively, students acquire a
strong base in traditional research processes and engage with a
variety of theoretical and cultural discourse. Successful completion
of stages one and two leads to the Masters project, undertaken under
the guidance of an individual supervisor.
Peer learning and dialogue are key factors in the year via group
crits and seminars; there are also individual tutorials with theory
and practice based staff. The experience of the MRes in Creative
Practices leads to a variety of outcomes for different individuals.
These have included PhD studies, professional research projects,
crossing over into different disciplines, expanding ones field of
practice, or simply returning to established practice with more
Applications are invited from art school graduates of all
disciplines, as well as graduates of art history, education,
literature, and other arts and humanities fields. Interdisciplinarity
and intercultural outlooks are key factors-your input will complete
the thorough curriculum we provide.
We welcome you to examine your academic and creative practice anew.
Programme calendar and how to apply
The programme runs from September to September in a 12-month
completion cycle. Part time places are also available.
Application is by GSA application form + a 500-word research proposal
for a potential stage three project + a portfolio as appropriate to
NB: As the MRes is a multidisciplinary programme, the term
"portfolio" applies to a variety of possibilities, such as images of
visual art, design, architecture, theatre, as well as samples of
academic papers, creative writing, presentations on education and
community projects, etc.
Interviews are held at intervals from January to mid-August. Places
are filled as interviews progress, and early application is advised.
Application information can be found
Past and current student projects are
of GSA Graduate Exhibition in Herald Scotland.
Programme Leader, Master of Research in Creative Practices:
Ranjana Thapalyal, <mailto:r.thapalyal at gsa.ac.uk>r.thapalyal at gsa.ac.uk
Head of Graduate School: Dr. Madeleine Sclater,
<mailto:M.Sclater at gsa.ac.uk>M.Sclater at gsa.ac.uk
Graduate School Adminsitrative Officer: Phyllis Mullan,
<mailto:p.mullan at gsa.ac.uk>p.mullan at gsa.ac.uk
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