The Art and Visual Culture degree offered at the University of Westminster is part of the Cultural and Literary Studies Suite, a cluster of four MAs that bring together academics, curators and practitioners who share a commitment to investigating modern and contemporary culture from aesthetic, critical, literary, and experiential perspectives.
The course introduces you to a wide range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practices of visual culture, and supports you in developing a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. The course gives you a solid grounding for careers in the art and cultural sectors as well as academia, and it is also suitable for practising artists wishing to further their research.
- The MA in Art and Visual Culture prepares students for careers in the art and cultural sector as well as academia. The combination of seminars, workshops and field trips that the course offers equips students with sophisticated critical thinking skills as well as practical knowledge of how the cultural sector operates. As a result, many of our students have gone on to pursue successful careers as curators, artists, cultural consultants, events and communications managers, media arts project managers, editors and public relations specialists.
- Many others have gone on to MPhil/PhD study in fields such as art history and visual culture, cultural studies and media. As part of the course, students have an opportunity to take a work experience module, which involves placements in art and cultural institutions in London and a chance to build a career profile. We work with the university careers office to help students prepare for entering the job market.
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- Visual Culture: Theoretical and Critical Perspectives
- Visual Culture: Production, Display and Discourse
- Capitalism And Culture
- Engaging the Archive
- Representing World Cultures
- Urban Cultures
- Museum Narratives
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Visual Arts View 565 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant discipline including arts and humanities, fine art and performing arts, as well as some social science subjects.
- Relevant work experience might also be taken into consideration, especially in the case of applicants who don’t meet the standard entry criteria.
- Applicants may be asked to respond to a specific article.
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International14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National7500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK PT tuition fee: £3,750 (Price per academic year)
- International PT tuition fee: £7000 (Price per academic year)
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.