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FAQs - Contemporary Art Practice

As a contemporary artist it is possible to enter many different fields, Contemporary art is characterised by expansive practices where art is an approach and method and possibly but not necessarily embodied in conventional techniques (painting, sculpture, printmaking). <br>
Based on the Srishti tradition of interdisciplinary studies, you have opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills from areas such as filmmaking, hybrid art science, public pedagogy, web or game design, writing, craft skills, and much more into your practice.

It is increasingly common for master students to come from 4 year undergraduate programs in film, design, web practices, even engineering as well as traditional art undergraduate programs.
We are seeking motivated students who want to develop art practices in the Srishti community of artists, designers, engineers, researchers and intellectuals: all dedicated to help students find and follow their paths.

It is expected that students work regularly to develop their  work which experiments and develops new knowledge or inclinations from courses, seminars and critiques.
Critical reflection and dialogue in groups or individually  with teachers based on your work is an essential part of the program. Exhibiting or presenting your work for a public gives you essential experience in understanding the context and possibilities inherent in your work leading to the career.
Srishti offers an international exchange program with universities throughout the world.  Selection is based on merit and inclination.

You will be able to select courses in traditional art techniques as well as disciplines to expand or deepen areas of interest such as curatorial studies, botanical art, film, game art and design. As the program progresses your working methods become a platform from which you can gain professional experience and stretch your practice through participation in labs and research projects. As one example, Art in Transit - a result of increasing demand for public art - offers opportunities to do public art in Bangalore metro stations, among others.

There are no dedicated studio spaces for individual students, however, there are many specialized workshops such as carpentry, weaving, silk screen printing etc, work studios and desk spaces and external studios for public art.  A ”base” room is dedicated to the group. All the campuses are wi-fi equipped and Srishti has an extensive library for reference. You will be responsible for acquiring your own materials.

The program regards career orientation as an integral part of development of practice.  You will leave the program as a practicing artist with a set of opportunities to pursue with regard to the established contemporary art world, alternative communities, the art market, research, developing public art or collaborative projects with commercial enterprise. There is no sector that cannot include a strategy for art perspective and practice. Contemporary artists are integrating themselves into all fields, and practitioners often operate simultaneously on diverse levels  Internships, visitng gallerists, curators and professionals allow you to create your own network as you progress.  Srishti's faculty as well as a steady stream of guest practitioners help you in orientation to diverse career paths.  You construct your future.
Srishti graduates currently emerging on the global art scene include Anoop Mathew Thomas, Abhishek Hazra, Jasmeen Patheja, Sonya Jose among others.