BALTIC and Northumbria University.

BxNU Institute

The BxNU Institute is a base for world-class teaching and mentorship in contemporary art practice and research, generated by the dynamic partnership between BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University. BALTIC Professor Christine Borland and a network of internationally active artists, academics and curators lead the Institute’s energetic post graduate community, which includes the Northumbria-Sunderland AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Art and Design and the BxNU Master of Fine Arts course. It is also the studio base for Northumbria University’s Warwick Stafford and Woon Fellows, the winners of two generous annual prizes aimed at early and mid-career practitioners in Fine Art.

The Institute fosters research and experimentation in curatorial and art practice through its programme of collaborative BxNU public events and discussions.

As part of the BxNU Institute, BALTIC and Northumbria University deliver 3 post graduate courses in partnership: BALTIC MFA, MA Fine Art and Education and the MA Professional Practice.

The BxNU Master of Fine Art (MFA) – The two-year course offers ambitious artists the opportunity to participate in a unique postgraduate degree programme, centred on the vibrant and dynamic studio culture of the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle’s city centre.

The Institute is a base for BALTIC Professor Christine Borland and a network of internationally active artists, academics and curators who provide world-class teaching and mentorship in contemporary art practice and research. The BxNU MFA provides students with exceptional opportunities to develop their art practice in this vibrant context, supported by outstanding exhibition facilities and dedicated studio spaces.

MA Fine Art and Education – This course enables artist educators to further or re-establish their artistic practice within a supportive, innovative and creative environment, with tutorials and taught sessions on evenings and weekends at Northumbria University and at BALTIC.

Applications are welcomed from artist educators working in secondary and primary schools, further and higher education, and visual arts education within galleries and museums settings.

MA Professional practice – Designed for Secondary and Primary Teachers interested in extending a current specialism or interest in Art, Craft and Design in education, participants will be able to apply their learning in and through their professional practice.

Delivered mainly from the rich BALTIC setting, the programme is supported by extensive opportunities to access and accredit CPD activity undertaken in and beyond BALTIC.

This MA allows participants to tailor content to reflect personal and professional interests, aspirations and needs.

http://www.baltic39.com/bxnu-institute-of-contemporary-art-2/

For information please contact Emma Thomas, Head of Learning and Engagement, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.  emmat@balticmill.com

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