‘Ecologies’ is a specialism within the Philosophy pathway on the MA Art and Design programme at Cardiff School of Art & Design. ‘Ecology’ is taken in its widest, philosophical sense to mean the study of connection, interrelationship and belonging. It is intended for art and design graduates who wish to develop the ecological dimension of their practice, and for humanities or science graduates who are interested in how ecology and visual practice can inform one another. It is a research-preparation Masters programme that can be taken either as a theory–practice or a purely theoretical route. The form that your work might take is one of the philosophical questions we discuss. Some familiarity with ecological theory or practice is desirable but not essential.
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