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Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Asian Art

Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Asian Art

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

18 months

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Asian Art Asia: History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This postgraduate programme offers a unique opportunity to study the arts of Asia and the Islamic world with lectures by leading scholars in the field.

The course will provide an object-based learning experience through direct access to the reserved collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the British Museum.

The lecture programme is supported by field trips to museums, galleries and private collections. The course is designed to train museum curators or serious collectors. It will also prepare students for work in a variety of professions in the art and the museum world and provides a pathway to the master’s degree for those with no background in the subject.

Museums and curators in Asia, and museums specialising in non-Western collections elsewhere, will find it an attractive, object-focused training opportunity for enhancing curatorial skills in the study, display and cataloguing of art objects in a fully-resourced academic environment.

Students can choose one or more in combination of the three-month modules on offer annually, which are listed below. Those who successfully complete a single module will be awarded a certificate. Students successfully completing any three of the modules below will be awarded a SOAS (University of London) accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art.

Aims

  • To develop a sound visual method for analysing and documenting works of art;
  • To develop visual skills through the direct examination of objects;
  • To develop research skills using primary and secondary sources;
  • To develop writing and communication skills: to formulate and structure an academic viewpoint and to use visual analysis to support and document this argument;
  • To develop in students an understanding of certain museum skills such as the cataloguing of objects; the selection of objects for an exhibition, and putting material objects in their cultural context.

Modules

Buddhist Art
Japanese & Korean Art
Southeast Asian Art
Islamic Art
Chinese Art
Indian Art

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (module)

5,350

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Students need to hold a BA degree or equivalent. Other qualifications (e.g., published work, relevant professional experience) may be acceptable. Non-standard applications are considered on their merits, and applicants may be asked to submit written work for appraisal and/or attend an interview. No knowledge of the arts of Asia necessary, but serious interest in the area desirable.

University information

At SOAS University of London, students are encouraged to challenge conventional views and to think globally. SOAS is the leading higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, offering over a hundred postgraduate programmes, all taught by world-class specialists. The central London campus is home to a large postgraduate community, with 45% of students studying towards a...more

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