What's covered in the course?
This award has been developed with our industry partners, galleries and museums in UK and China, who are also engaged in course delivery.
It has been designed to support individuals who want to gain specialist knowledge, while working in an interdisciplinary research environment.
The course offers you the opportunity to conduct original research in an exciting and expanding field, cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
You will learn about the complex issues and challenges within Chinese contemporary arts in in its local, regional and global context, while developing your own practice/research and gaining professional experience through an extended work placement, live research project or residency.
You will have the opportunity to work closely with the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts at Birmingham City University, as well as our prestigious partner organisations in China, UK and EU.
You will also be introduced to broader issues of transcultural communication and the global arts ecology, and you will be encouraged to respond creatively to a wide variety of cultural contexts and stimuli.
You will be located at Birmingham School of Art in Margaret Street, where you will have access to a wide range of workshops and facilities and be welcomed as part of a diverse, exciting postgraduate community.
Why Choose Us?
The course has been developed with our industry partner organisations who include:
- Academy for International Visual Arts AIVA (Shanghai)
- Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester)
- Chronus Arts Center (Shanghai)
- Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou)
- Ikon Gallery (Birmingham)
- New Art Exchange (Nottingham)
- OCAT (Xi’an), OCAT (Shanghai)
- Primary (Nottingham)
- Swarovski (Wattens in Austria)
- Tate Liverpool (Liverpool)
- Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (Beijing)
- White Rabbit Collection of Contemporary Chinese Art (Sydney)
MA Contemporary Arts China has been created as a response to market demand and increasing interest in this area. The course has been developed and delivered with our cultural and creative industry partners in the UK, EU and China.
The course has a strong emphasis on employability and provides you with the opportunity of gaining professional experience and transferable skills within a global context, enabling you to gain a unique insight into and invaluable first-hand experience of working within the sector.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Contemporary Arts in China
- Art and Transcultural communication
- Professional Development
- Global China
- Research in Practice
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Visual Arts Art History View 628 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
- An upper second-class degree (or higher) in a relevant subject.
International16870 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16870 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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