Masters in Art & Art History

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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

History of Art (with a Term in Rome) History of Art (with a Term in Rome)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in History of Art (with a Term in Rome) provides a structured introduction to postgraduate study of the history and philosophy of art. It includes a term in Rome where we run the MA with the American University of Rome (who provide accommodation and facilities). A range of themes and approaches are considered in this MA with a particular focus on medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art in Italy. The first term is taught in Canterbury.

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Modern History Modern History
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Modern History focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of modules, allowing you to tailor your programme to your interests.

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Curating the Art Museum Curating the Art Museum
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,850 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 18,530 per year
  • 12 months

Studying for the MA Curating the Art Museum is an excellent entry point for a career in museums and galleries. The course puts the physical object at the heart of curatorial training whilst placing specialist knowledge firmly within the context of the modern museum. The course offers a unique balance of seminars, hands-on experience and internship placements, focusing on the expanding remit of the art curator in the twenty-first century.

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Eco-social Design Eco-social Design
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 1,343 per year
  • Non-EEA € 1,343 per year
  • 24 months

The forthcoming biennial Master of Arts in Eco-Social Design focusses on the potentials of local communities and economies, and on how to unfold them in a globalized world.

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Cultural and Arts Management Cultural and Arts Management
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • 12 months

MA Cultural and Arts Management is particularly relevant to students who already work in the creative industries and are interested in professional development or those who seek a career in that sector, be it on a freelance basis, to work for small cultural operators like an arts venue or to work in large organisations such as the Arts Council.

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MediaArtHistories-Advanced MediaArtHistories-Advanced
  • Aug 2015
  • EEA € 12,850 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,850 per year
  • 30 months

The MediaArtHistories masters program conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists and curators.

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Digital Arts and Design Digital Arts and Design
  • Sep 2015
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 4,590 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,950 per year
  • 12 months

While digital technology plays a significant role in all of our postgraduate provision, this MA provides the opportunity to focus on the development of a high level of digital expertise in your chosen area.

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Arts Arts
  • Feb 2016
  • Jul 2015
  • National AUD 17,200 per year
  • International AUD 22,160 per year
  • 18 months

The Master of Arts at USQ will give you the opportunity to study coursework in theory and develop advanced skills in your specialised area of study.

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History of Art History of Art
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 5,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 15,250 per year
  • 9 months

Studying for the MA History of Art at The Courtauld is a rewarding experience and an excellent gateway to working in the art sector or undertaking further study in the discipline. The Courtauld's strength lies in it being a small, single-subject academic institution, providing students with an intimate environment in which to participate, develop their knowledge and gain skills for employment in the Arts sector and beyond.

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Arctic Art and Design Arctic Art and Design
  • Sep 2015
  • Non-EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The Arctic Art and Design master’s programme is located at the intersection of art and design, utilizing the dynamics of both fields. The programme is characterized by a human-centred approach by examining and applying methods from user-centric approach and co-design to participatory approach in visual arts. The studies introduce and projects address issues related to the Arctic and the circumpolar north, thus creating a challenging environment for the student to foster ability for creative and innovative solutions.

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Ancient History with a Term in Rome Ancient History with a Term in Rome
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Ancient History (with a Term in Rome) has a focus on research training that places you in a strong position for further study for a PhD, or for careers outside academia that require research skills.

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Conservation of Wall Painting Conservation of Wall Painting
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,230 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,695 per year
  • 36 months

The MA in Conservation of Wall Paintings programme accepts new students once every three years. The next intake will be for the 2016/7 academic year. A number of scholarships are available, please refer to AkzoNobel Scholarships for Brazilian and Chinese students, or this page for more information on Funding and Scholarships for Postgraduate Study at The Courtauld.

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