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MA in Art Practices

“I don't think about art when I am working. I try to think about life.”
- Jean Michel Basquiat


Vision

Art Practices at Srishti Manipal is a space to define and develop one’s artistic practice through a line of inquiry embedded in one or more of the disciplinary pathways under this course. With an emphasis on self-initiated work, scaffolded by formally taught units, the course will allow you to synthesize the processes of critical thinking and hands-on making.
We seek motivated candidates who are excited about experimenting, innovating and discovering their own voice and personal expression in film, animation, public art and curatorial practice.

The program offers a 2-year Masters in Art Practices with specialisation in the following pathways.

PATHWAYS

ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS

ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS

The attributes of moving image are becoming difficult to define. The lines between live-action, animation and computer generated imagery are getting blurred. The course in Animation and Visual Effects encourages innovation in the field of manipulated moving image and finding one’s voice in either personal, artistic or industry environments.
For more information about this program, kindly email Sandeep Ashwath at sandeep.ashwath@manipal.edu

CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY PRACTICE

CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY PRACTICE

This specialisation offers a space to engage with social, political and cultural contexts around us through the medium of film. The focus is on continuous making and learning how the techniques of filmmaking can be employed creatively to tell stories about real people places and events, through one’s own subjective viewpoint.
For more information about this program, kindly email Swati Dandekar at swati.dandekar@manipal.edu

CURATORIAL PRACTICES - FILM, MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS

CURATORIAL PRACTICES - FILM, MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS

This specialisation is designed for art professionals, artists, gallerists, theorists and aspiring curators to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of curating. The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to curatorial practice that is rooted in the art, design and technology context of Srishti. While offering an international perspective on curating, the role of the curator and exhibition-making, the programme includes an in-depth exploration of the South Asian and South East Asian contexts. For more information about this program, kindly email Ayisha Abraham at ayisha@srishtimanipalinstitute.in

PUBLIC PEDAGOGY AND ART PRACTICE

PUBLIC PEDAGOGY AND ART PRACTICE

This specialisation brings together a rich set of public practices from- cultural activism, public art, experimental pedagogy, community based art, socially engaged art, public acts/ performances, to internet based public art. The course enables creative practitioners to educate, inspire, and catalyse social action.
For more information about this program, kindly email Aastha Chauhan at aastha.chauhan@manipal.edu