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Art History and Visual Culture

Richmond, the American International University in London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
12000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
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About

Based at the Kensington campus in the heart of London, the MA in Art History and Visual Culture from Richmond, the American International University in London, will prepare you for an exciting creative career in the art world or more study in the visual arts. This programme puts a spotlight on intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts.

Overview

It’s a fantastic location in Kensington where you’ll be based studying this programme, so close to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Saatchi Gallery, and many more art galleries and institutions are located right in the centre of London. Having such ease of access to London’s world- class art galleries, museums, libraries and art institutions is vital to the foundation of this course.

Study one Master’s programme and you’ll gain two degrees, one from the UK and one from the US. The choice is yours, it can be taken in one year full-time or over two years, part-time.

The Art History and Visual Culture programme offered by Richmond, the American International University in London combines theory and practical skills, beginning in the first semester with an exploration of the history of art and a comparative exploration of art around the world. This is combined with an investigation of research methods, developing skills which are invaluable to a future employer.

The second semester focuses on contemporary arts, using London as the backdrop to bring these alive in a vivid way. The programme continues with a study of visual cultures, with the option to choose specialisms from such topics as Curating, Art Education and the International Art Market.

You’ll have the choice in the final semester of doing either an internship with a dissertation or an extended research project, both great opportunities to provide hands-on experience to increase your employability.

London will be your inspiration. World class art and creative institutions, internationally renowned auction houses, dealers and critics, all combine to make up the unique London art scene. Added together with our small classes which are taught by highly qualified Professors, it’s an unparalleled opportunity.

Career support

The university offer career support and advice through the Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art and Its Histories
  • World Arts
  • Research Methods
  • Contemporary Arts
  • Visual Cultures
  • Professional Digital Media Skills
  • Curating
  • Art Education
  • International Art Market
  • Internship with dissertation

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
87
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.2 (Lower Second Class Honours) or its international equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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