At this time of year thoughts naturally turn to what to do after the end of this course.
I’ve started putting together my application for the MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths which seems a natural next stage for me after this PGDip. The course is run by Dr Simon O’Sullivan and Dr Jorella Andrews.
I’ve found Simon to be quite an exciting lecturer. At the beginning of the PGDip I attended the introductory session for his optional course on ‘Postmodernities’ and was really fired up after it, it really seemed to be a course that would challenge me. That said, I decided not to take this course because I didn’t think I would be able to handle it at that point, plus timetabling conflicts made it difficult to attend. I often regret that decision and the MA would mean I could re-acquaint myself with that excitement.
I’ve not looked elsewhere for courses, but will have a look around soon. For Goldsmiths, and I assume this will be similar for other colleges, application forms have to be in on the 1 May, however funding applications usually have to be submitted sooner, so I have to get a move on.
The other option for next year would be to get a job. I’m not entirely sure what I’d want to do eventually, but in the short term I’m looking for something gallery or museum based, working with art in some way.