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About

The Contemporary Art Theory programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, is for those with a special interest in contemporary art, and an aptitude for theoretical work in the subject.

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Overview

Why study MA Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London ?

  • This degree explores a range of theoretical perspectives that shape art and visual culture, and attitudes towards them in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
  • You’ll be encouraged to conceptually and creatively explore the ways in which contemporary artistic practice and urgent theoretical and political matters intersect.
  • You’ll expand your knowledge of contemporary artistic developments and deepen your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of academic discourses on visual culture.
  • The programme draws on the shifting fields of performance studies, art history, continental philosophy, ecology, feminist theory, queer theory, postcolonial/decolonial studies, and cultural studies in addressing the critical challenges posed by artistic practice, and you’ll be able to focus on an aspect that particularly interests you.

Careers

Many of our MA students have gone on to MPhil/PhD study, not only in art history and visual cultures, but also in related fields such as philosophy, cultural studies and literature. Careers obtained by recent graduates include: artist, curator/collections manager, journal editor, lecturers, researcher, and roles in TV and production, public relations, and rights and marketing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Common Core Module: DEL: Readings/Processes
  • Curating and Ethics
  • Reading the Performative
  • Sex, Gender, Species
  • Geopoetics
  • Judgement and Creation
  • Transforming Critical Practices
  • Dissonant Images: Questions of Evidence
  • Postcapitalist Desire
  • Spatial Biopolitics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have, or expect to gain, an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in art history, fine art, another studio-based practice, arts administration and related activities, or a humanities discipline other than art history which demonstrates your ability to undertake work at Masters level.
  • You don’t necessarily need a formal academic qualification in art history: we welcome applications from prospective students who do not meet the standard entrance requirements but can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and experience from outside academia in the world of work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17460 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9260 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National - part-time: £4630

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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