Art is the most profound expression of the human creativity. The artist chooses his/her own rules and working parameters and thus art is the result of the choice of a particular medium, set of rules for using this medium and set of values that determine what is worth expressing through that medium in order to transmit a feeling, idea or sensation. Through this manifestation, art can also be considered as a form of exploration and knowledge gathering.
Art can be divided into several forms like: plastic art – painting, sculpting, architecture, graphic, etc, dramatic art – theatre, dance, choreography, cinematography, musical art – vocal music, instrumental music, literature – epic, dramatic, lyric and many other forms.
Art History is an auxiliary branch of History science that researches the evolution of art throughout history. From this perspective, art can be classified by position in time in: prehistoric art, ancient art, medieval art and modern art. The study opportunities for a potential student of this field are enormous and so are the specialization possibilities, as each of the above mentioned sections comprises countless sub-sections.
An arts degree opens up a broad range of opportunities and it is up to the student to decide what narrower area he/she would like to focus on. The Bureau of Labour Statistics is forecasting employment growth in this sector, especially in teaching positions.
This course offers a unique opportunity for photographers to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the photographic image within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary photography and visual culture. The course encompasses a broad and developing range of approaches to photography. It recognises that photographers increasingly explore the potential of the medium in unexpected and innovative ways, finding outlets for their work in a variety of forms and organisations.
Fine Art - This is a studio-based, research-centred programme for those who wish to explore the subtle and complex relationships between the production and display of contemporary art within the context of professional excellence. It will challenge you to develop your personal vision and create clear, meaningful and appropriate work to consolidate and strengthen your position as an artist.
The Fashion Styling master course aims to create a figure able to set future trends, define the image of a collection or the positioning of a brand, and invent fashion icons by working in collaboration with designers, show directors, magazines, retailers, advertising agencies and celebrities. In this particular edition focus will be on editorial activity, including the realization of photo shoots, a look book, and creating relationships between photographers and editors.
MFA Painting stands for the discipline of ‘painting’, but does not only educate the student to become a fine painter. The starting point and benchmark of MFA Painting is the rich tradition of painting.
MFA Interactive Media and Environments (MFA IME) is a transdisciplinary programme of advanced education in computer-related media art. MFA IME stands for the ‘computer’, but does not only educate the student to become a computer artist. The starting point and benchmark of MFA IME is the young and flexible tradition of the discipline of computer-related media art.
Museum and gallery study is a contested field of academic inquiry. The aim of the new MA Museum and Gallery Studies is to re-imagine this field, to re-imagine the relationships between academic theory and research, and postgraduate study and creative practice.
There is a growing demand for creative people who can curate, interpret and explain design culture. If you have an interest in contemporary design and would like to develop a career in the creative industry sector, including the museum sector, event management, design practice and promotion, this course is ideal.
Arts Market Appraisal (Professional Practice) - If you are interested in developing a career in the art market, this course is ideal. It offers a unique mix of academic tuition and exposure to London's huge and dynamic art market. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the course leads to entry to the RICS as probationary member.
Choose Kingston's Art & Space MA - If you have a fine art, architecture or design background and would like to develop your professional practice within the public realm, this dynamic, production-based course is ideal.
This course provides an interdisciplinary study of the history of both art and design. As well as advancing your knowledge of developments that have occurred in these vibrant areas of practice in modernity, and in particular the last 50 years, the course will also provide you with transferable skills in history, theory and research.
This MA is designed to help you acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study culminating in a dissertation. It investigates Classical Studies as a multidisciplinary field and brings you into direct contact with texts, artefacts and other surviving evidence from classical antiquity.
Twelve European universities have termed up in order to create this international master porgramme. Its objective is to provide a high level of education to a limited number of students (five per university and per year) who have an interest in specialised research in this field.