Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.
Experimental Film - This course has been designed to offer a genuinely creative methodology and understanding of current and future potential for film experimentation in artists' moving image. This places the programme at the forefront of postgraduate studies exploring moving image in its most creative form. The course offers a range of input from within the School of Fine Art, and will enable you to develop a major body of practical work created within the context of a critical understanding of contemporary experimental film theory.
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.
This master is perfect for a person interested in everything surrounding us, in particular culture and fashion, and willing to be a key strategic player in any corporation.
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.
The Master Program in American Studies features a two-semester, interdisciplinary curriculum designed to intellectually engage American society in all its richness and complexity. Students will complete eight courses including American history, politics, culture, visual arts, economics, religion, law and literature, and will prepare a final thesis on a topic of their choice.
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.