The Aesthetics and Art Theory course at Kingston University, you'll study canonical authors including Adorno, Aristotle, Benjamin, Deleuze, Derrida, de Duve, Duchamp, Greenberg, Heidegger, Kant, Krauss, Rancière, and Schlegel, and gain a clear overview of the main philosophical approaches to modern and contemporary art.
You'll engage with some of the most influential texts in modern and contemporary art theory from Kant, Schiller and Schlegel to Greenberg, Adorno, Rancière and Deleuze – framed in terms of fundamental conceptual problems inherited from the German Idealists.
The course will distinguish between ‘aesthetic', ‘Romantic' ‘Modernist' and ‘Contemporary' (global) problematics, and will offer a distinctive grounding in ongoing debates over the reception of contemporary art.
Our graduates often progress to research degrees in European philosophy and critical theory, or to careers in media/journalism, publishing, the arts, education, and public policy.
- Kant and the Aesthetic Tradition
- Art Theory: Modernism, Avant-Garde, Contemporary
- Contemporary European Philosophies
- Critique, Practice, Power
- German Critical Theory
- Hegel and his Legacy
- 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.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Philosophy & Ethics View 584 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- Applicants must normally have a 2:1 or above honours degree in Philosophy or a related subject.
- Applicants with other kinds of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
International15400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8560 GBP per year during 12 months.
UK students tuition fees:
- MSc part time: £4,708
International students tuition fees:
- MSc part time: £8,470
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