The Art and Design History course at Kingston University is unique for its art school context, and makes full use of the workshops and learning resources available to all students during their studies at Kingston School of Art. The Art and Design History MA culminates in the student's choice of Major Project, either a dissertation or practice-based research submission and commentary (e.g. moving image, printmaking, photography, 3D).
What will you study?
There will be a series of dedicated taught modules that include approaches to themes and ideas in art and design history. You will acquire advanced essay writing and research skills to tailor your own path of study according to your particular interests and aspirations. You can also take part in activities and study trips organised by the Department of Critical and Historical Studies.
Assessment is by a unique combination of essay, presentation, dissertation and optional project-led research, enabling you to develop your understanding and application of art and design history in ways that are relevant to your research and career aims.
Where this course will take you
Art and Design History lead to work in the cultural industries, and to further academic study. Students have gone on to find positions in institutions that conserve, promote and research cultural heritage and history.These include museums, galleries and universities in the UK and internationally.
Other roles are:
- arts journalism
- museum education
- media production
More informationVisit official programme website
- Interrogating Art and Design: Critical Perspectives and Creative Practices
- Cultural Heritage: Ethics, Trade and Globalisation
- Special Topics in Art and Design
- The Politics of Design: Artefacts, Identity and Protest
- Major Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.
DisciplinesArchitecture Visual Arts View 371 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in:
- art history; or
- design history; or
- a humanities subject, such as English literature, film and media studies or sociology; or
- a practice-based degree in an area such as fine art with some art history.
International17600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- MA part time £5,225
- MA part time £9,680
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