October 24, 2017

Graduate open day

The Ruskin School of Art at University of Oxford

Daria Martin, One of the Things That Makes Me Doubt, 2011. 16mm film. Production still by Thierry Bal. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London.


The Ruskin School of Art
The Ruskin School of Art is a vibrant contemporary art school situated within one of the world’s leading research universities. Founded in 1871 by artist and critic John Ruskin (1819-1900), it currently offers BFA, MFA, and DPhil degree courses and a rich learning history, counting many award winners among its past and present students and faculty. The Ruskin is characterized by its focus on the interdependence of studio practice and theoretical reflection, a research program shared between artists and art theorists and historians, and a strong emphasis on artistic collaboration and knowledge sharing with specialists from other academic and practical fields.

Graduate study at the Ruskin
The Ruskin MFA and DPhil are intensive, interdisciplinary programmes based at an intimate art school. Our combination of studio-based learning and rich theoretical debate offers you a uniquely demanding and supportive environment in which to develop an engaged practice in both contemporary art making and contemporary art history.

Your education will be tailored to your key concerns and ideas through Oxford’s tutorial system of one-to-one dialogues with your tutors, while studio seminars and artist talks stimulate a collective dynamic through generous and robust discussion. Our faculty, who have a wide range of expertise across all modes of contemporary art practice, art writing, theory and research, include Oreet Ashery, Malcolm Bull, John Cussans, Jason Gaiger, Anthony Gardner, Samson Kambula, Ian Kiaer, Ghislaine Leung, Daria Martin, Corin Sworn, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The Ruskin has a weekly visiting speaker and tutorial program hosting internationally recognized artists, curators and writers such as Maria Fusco, William Kentridge, Mark Leckey, Lindsay Seers, Hito Steyerl, and Marina Vishmidt.

The open day
The Ruskin’s open day begins at 11am (refreshments from 10:30am) at the Ruskin’s newly purpose-built studios at 128 Bullingdon Road, Oxford. You will hear about the Ruskin MFA and DPhil programmes, learn about the Ruskin’s extensive funding opportunities, see our new studios and exhibition spaces, and meet with current tutors and students. Applicants are also welcome to visit independently and informally some of the Oxford colleges that offer places to Ruskin students.

Registration for this event is free.

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