On Thursday 17 June, MCAST’s Institute for the Creative Arts (ICA) inaugurated an exhibition of art and design work by second-year students following the Advanced Diploma in Art and Design and the Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Product Design.
The work displayed reflects the choices learners have made in terms of the area of study and materials explored. Such output, which includes paintings, ceramic work, jewellery, fashion items, together with products designed and manufactured in wood and metal, relates to a selection of major projects done across this academic year.
During a tour of the exhibits, students had the opportunity to explain the creative processes involved in creating their work. Dr Tatjana Chircop, MCAST’s Deputy Principal – Arts and Social Sciences (VPET), announced the exhibition’s opening whilst presenting awards to several students who showed commitment and effort throughout this academic year. Whilst thanking staff for their contribution towards the formation of these students in challenging times and the event’s organisation, Dr Martina Caruana, Director ICA, highlighted the value of transversal skills apart from accomplishment within one’s area of study.
This exhibition is part of a larger series of events happening over the next weeks to present the work of MCAST’s ICA students at MCAST’s Paola and Mosta campuses . Finally, the MCAST ICA Festival – Diversify – will be held from 2 July at Spazju Kreattiv. The festival will primarily feature work by final-year BA students from ICA and will be an opportunity for them to showcase their work while also interacting with industry stakeholders. The main sponsors of this event are Arts Council Malta and Spazju Kreattiv.
MCAST’s Institute for the Creative Arts, which operates from Mosta, offers full-time and part-time vocational education and training in a broad range of areas of study. These include creative media production, cultural heritage skills, fashion, fine arts, game art and visual design, graphic design, interactive media, journalism, performing arts, photography, printing, product design and spatial design. The levels at which formation is provided ranges from Levels 1 to Level 7 of the Malta Qualifications Framework, thus attracting school-leavers, those who have completed post-secondary education, and graduates, together with mature students.
For more information about the courses and events, please visit mcast.edu.mt