East Asian Art, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
The Masters Degree in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art provides students with critical tools for understanding the growing field of Asian art. It will enable them to appreciate how Asian art has developed in the modern and contemporary period in relation to its complex historical backdrop and artistic sensibilities for application in the professional art world.


It is anticipated that there will be an increasing need for professionals with expertise in museums, galleries, art fairs and biennials. This MA will address this need by equipping students with skills for a high degree of employability in public and private art institutions and dealerships worldwide.

Students on this program will be looking to specialise in the diverse and exciting field of modern and contemporary Asian art. They will contribute to a growing area of expertise in the international art world where Asia and Asian art plays an increasingly significant role. This MA program is suitable for students with a first degree in art history or other relevant degree, or a strong demonstrable interest in the culture of Asia. Graduates of this program take up a range of positions in galleries, art fairs, museums, and auction houses, working in major cultural centres around the world. Graduates may also embark on doctoral studies for deeper specialisation towards an academic career or a museum curatorship.


London MA Degrees are validated by the University of Manchester, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in the U.K.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Navigating the Art World Shared Core Curriculum
  • Modern Asian Art
  • Contemporary Asian Art
  • Court and Literati Painting of East Asia
  • East Asian Ceramics: Court, Domestic and Trade
  • Curating Asian Art
  • Contemporary Chinese Art: Process, Medium and Critical Practice
  • 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

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
                                  • Programme intensity

                                    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                    • Duration 12 months
                                  • 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:


                                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                  • Minimum required score:


                                    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                                  Academic Requirements

                                  Required Documentation

                                  • Academic transcripts/mark sheetsfrom 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


                                  Scholarships and Financial Assistance are available for all Postgraduate Programmes. Financial Assistance applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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