Master of Fine Arts
The Department of Art, Media and Performance (AMP) provides a dynamic, intensive, and interdisciplinary MFA program in contemporary art practice, encompassing a wide range of courses in art history, art theory, photography, moving image, painting, sculpture, mixed media, among others.
The MFA is an interdisciplinary practice-based and research-centred program taught over 2 years (4 semesters) in which students have to complete 16 courses for 64 credits. The teaching is structured around lectures, workshops, guided practice, studio visits, screenings, field trips among others. An interdisciplinary approach is adopted toward nurturing individual and collaborative practices.
A key pedagogical feature of the department is personalised mentorship though which students are provided guidance keeping in mind the thrusts and nuances of their individual practice. The mentor team consists of 2 faculty members who are equipped to provide guidance and support for practice and theory. The mentor team helps the student to chart a course of study in keeping with their particular methods, media, and work preferences.
Experimentation and research are at the core of the MFA program and students are encouraged to push the boundaries of their artistic practice and engaging with diverse discursive perspectives.
In the fourth semester, the students complete their Master's project with written thesis and a solo presentation of their work in the Fine Art Graduate Thesis Exhibition.