12 months
Duration
14000 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The MA Art and Visual Culture degree offered at the University of Westminster is an interdisciplinary, visual theory-based course established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working play significant roles in our society. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

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.

Career Path  

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation 
  • 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 

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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)

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Art and Visual Culture
-
University of Westminster

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!