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MA International Contemporary Art: Curation and Business

MA International Contemporary Art: Curation and Business

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Business Studies Art Curation Modern Art

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

  • Expand your understanding of the social, cultural and economic issues that surround the international contemporary art world
  • Develop a range of subject specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual and visual literacy and communication skills for the arts sector and beyond
  • Gain access to expert guest tutors and lecturers, international art fairs, London Field trips and professional placements that will give your career an edge
  • Benefit from teaching in an international gallery space in term two in central London, in close proximity to the fine art sector.

Careers

This programme will prepare you for graduate level employment by developing a number of the skills and attributes that are valued by employers.

  • engage imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing contemporary international arts, and acquire the analytical tools necessary for an understanding of them.
  • promote a sense of the complex social, cultural, and institutional interactions between the production and reception of contemporary art and acquire the critical tools necessary to reflect upon these interactions.
  • engage critically with theoretical perspectives, major debates, and intellectual paradigms in the fields of art history, visual culture and arts criticism, and to encourage comparative reflection on the shared and contested knowledge produced therein.
  • understand the historical evolution of key concepts and procedures, in arts practice, art criticism and curatorship, and to consider the distinct and shared ways in which these concepts and procedures have developed within and beyond particular national traditions as well as different institutional contexts.
  • to develop a comparative understanding of the ways in which aesthetic judgements are constructed and aesthetic processes are experienced with regards to contemporary art.
  • acquire a sense of the distinctive social and cultural importance of the contemporary arts through an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying.
  • develop the basis for further study in art history, gallery studies, or related disciplines.
  • develop a range of subject specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual and visual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment.

Modules

The dissertation project is the culmination of the Master's programme. It requires you to conceive, plan, research and write-up a research project orientated to the contemporary arts world. The dissertation provides you with the opportunity to test your learning, display your subject knowledge and methodological skills, and explore in detail a topic that interests you. You will negotiate the subject of the dissertation with lecturers on the programme. It must be orientated to a subject that falls within the areas of study of the Contemporary Art Worlds MA. It will either take the form of an extended academic essay (20,000 words) or a portfolio of texts for a hypothetical exhibition (20,000 words). The portfolio must contain the following three elements1) the rationale for the exhibition and its relevance to contemporary curatorial, critical and/or artistic practice (10,000 words); 2) the introductory catalogue essay for the exhibition (6000 words); 3) catalogue entries for a selection of exhibits (amounting to 4000 words in total).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

14,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,500

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a subject that includes some coverage of Art History, Business Studies, Drama, English, Cultural Studies and History.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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