Reasons to choose Kingston University
- Unlike most courses on art theory, this Aesthetics and Art Theory course at Kingston University grounds its problems and concepts in the appropriate philosophical context, notably in the work of Kant and of Kant's Romantic critics, and of Benjamin, Adorno and more recent thinkers.
- The course will prepare you for careers in the arts, education and public policy, and for doctoral research in art, art theory, and art history, as well for interdisciplinary research across the humanities and social sciences.
- You'll be based at the UK's leading Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, which organises conferences, workshops and regular research seminars.
What you will study
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.
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.
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- 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 504 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- Applicants should normally hold a good (upper-second [2:1] or first-class honours, or the equivalent) undergraduate degree in Philosophy or a related subject.
- Applicants with other kinds of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
International14900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14900 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA7070 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7070 GBP per year during 12 months.
- MA part time: £3,889
- MA part time: £8,195
Living costs for London
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