The Contemporary Art History programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, sets out to be both introductory and experiential. Rather than provide conventional chronological surveys, the programme explores and addresses chosen themes within an interdisciplinary context.
You'll acquire a wide range of skills in research, critical thinking, visual analysis, writing and other modes of presentation.
Many of our students go on to carry out further postgraduate studies. These then lead into careers in museums and galleries, publishing, education, the media, journalism, and marketing.
Central to the programme is the core course, a lecture and seminar series that introduces you to a range of critical perspectives that have shaped the history and theory of the discipline. As such, the course encourages you to develop a fuller awareness of art’s cultural and political significance in the past, and asks you to relate your historical understanding to current debates among artists, critics and historians.
This is accompanied by a laboratory module, which gives you the opportunity to process the taught materials further through strategies such as museum and gallery visits, film screenings, and experimental projects.
You also choose one option module and one special subject. These in-depth modules allow you to explore themes in art history or theory that are of particular interest to you.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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DisciplinesArt History View 136 other Masters in Art History in United Kingdom
- You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least second class standard in a relevant/related subject.
- You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
International15040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA5590 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5590 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Home/EU - part-time: £2795
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