Fine and Decorative Art, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    28800
    Tuition (Year)
    24900
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Master’s in Fine and Decorative Art and Design derives from the oldest program at the Institute, the 'Works of Art' course, which started in 1969. It offers an integrated study of fine and decorative art and design based on case studies drawn from the late Renaissance through to the late Twentieth Century. 
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  • Fees and funding

About

These studies are used as lenses through which to examine the production and materiality of art objects, and to consider aspects of consumption, including patronage and collecting and the historical and contemporary art market. Students are equipped with sophisticated visual, critical and research skills, enabling them to work in all areas of the international art world.

The program welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds who are motivated by an object-based approach to the study of the fine and decorative arts, and who wish to pursue a career working closely with art works, whether in an auction house, commercial gallery, art fair, museum, or as a consultant or independent researcher. Students are able to specialise in areas of particular interest within the fine and decorative arts. In addition, students take two focused options which complement the core teaching, choosing from a range offered across the MA programs.

Accreditation

Our degrees are awarded by the University of Manchester in the UK and combine professional training with academic study.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Navigating the Art World – Shared Core Curriculum
  • Fine and Decorative Art: Production and Patronage Fine Art
  • Art and Design: Modernity and Modernisms
  • Art and Authentication
  • Contemporary Design and its Markets
  • The International Art World: Public Sectors
  • The Market for Antiquities and Old Masters
  • Strategic Management and the Art World
  • Emerging Markets
  • Ethics, Law and the Art Trade
  • Curating Contemporary Art
  • Performance Art
  • Photography: Image and Power
  • Photography and its Markets
  • Contemporary Chinese Art
  • Court and Literati Painting in East Asia
  • East Asian Ceramics
  • Curating Asian art
  • Work Placement (accredited internship) 

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                                  • Study intensity Full-time
                                  • Languages
                                    • English
                                  • Delivery mode
                                    On Campus
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                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • Minimum required score: 7

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                                  • Minimum required score: 100

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  Required Documentation

                                  • Academic transcripts/mark sheets from all post-secondary academic institutions attended.
                                  • Two letters of academic reference.
                                  • Personal Statement (max 1000 words). 
                                  • A writing sample. 
                                  • A CV/resume that includes all relevant art related background.
                                  • English language proficiency exam.
                                  • An Interview. 
                                  • A non-refundable application fee of £50 (GBP).

                                  Tuition Fee Per Year

                                  • GBP 28800 International
                                  • GBP 24900 EU/EEA


                                  Funding

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