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.
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.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- The Common Core Module: DEL: Readings/Processes
- Curating and Ethics
- Reading the Performative
- Sex, Gender, Species
- Judgement and Creation
- Transforming Critical Practices
- Dissonant Images: Questions of Evidence
- Postcapitalist Desire
- Spatial Biopolitics
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts View 565 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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- 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.
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International17460 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17460 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9260 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9260 GBP per year during 12 months.
- National - part-time: £4630
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