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Art History and Curating (MA/PG Cert)

Duration: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Art History and Curating at Liverpool Hope.

Hear from Amelia Yeates, Lecturer in Art History about studying at Liverpool Hope in this video developed by Postgraduate Search TV.

The MA in Art History and Curating offers a theoretical and critical approach to the study of art history and curatorial practice. Focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the modern period (19th and 20th centuries), the programme addresses key developments in art and art history up to the present day, as well as offering theoretical and practical training in the field of museum studies and curating.

The programme is intended for graduates who have studied Fine Art, Art History or any other Arts and Humanities discipline, or those from non-arts backgrounds wishing to pursue a new subject. It will also appeal to those already working in the museums or galleries sector wishing to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). There are opportunities to participate in overseas study tours and in recent years the department has visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan, Paris, Florence, Venice and New York. Regional exhibition and site visits will also take place.

The Arts play a significant and growing role in wealth creation and the regeneration of urban and rural environments. Arts and heritage organisations increasingly look to recruit postgraduates with a background in the arts. Liverpool Hope University has excellent links with cultural and community organisations in the city so is ideally placed to offer a postgraduate programme of this nature.

Why choose this subject

· You will be taught at the Creative Campus – a specialist creative and performing arts campus in Liverpool City Centre.

· You will have unparalleled access to Tate Liverpool, the Walker, Open Eye and Bluecoat galleries, the innovative FACT centre and the International Liverpool Biennial.

· There are opportunities to participate in overseas study tours and in recent years the department has visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan, Paris, Florence, Venice and New York.

· Arts and heritage organisations increasingly look to recruit postgraduates with a background in the arts. Liverpool Hope University has excellent links with cultural and community organisations in the city so is ideally placed to offer a postgraduate programme of this nature.

Key information

Mode of study: Full or part time

Study pattern: September entry

For more information, download the Art History & Curating MA Leaflet.

For students who do not wish to undertake a full MA, a Postgraduate Certificate is also available.

Testimonial

‘This is a well-designed programme. I found it intellectually challenging and enjoyable and the academic support from the programme leader and supervisors is first class.’ - Anonymous (2013).

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international 

 

Curriculum

The programme consists of three taught modules, a work placement or Negotiated Learning module and a dissertation and dissertation preparation. You must complete 180 credits to graduate with the MA and each module will be assessed. Assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.

Modules include:

· Issues in Modern Art, 1848-Present (compulsory – 30 credits)

· Contemporary Curating (compulsory – 30 credits)

· Work Placement (optional – 15 credits)

· Negotiated Learning Module (optional – 15 credits)

· Museum Theory and Practice (compulsory – 30 credits)

· Dissertation Preparation (compulsory – 15 credits)

· Dissertation (compulsory – 60 credits)

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Hear from Amelia Yeates, Lecturer in Fine Arts at Liverpool Hope discussing applying and career prospects in this video developed by Postgraduate Search TV.

Teaching & Research

Teaching for this programme will be delivered mainly at the Creative Campus (which is close to the City Centre and ideally situated for access to public transport). It has its own gallery, the Cornerstone Gallery, with a busy exhibition programme.

The Department of Fine and Applied Arts is staffed by professional artists, designers and art historians. Tutors are practising writers, curators or makers, with national and international experience in their chosen field of research.

The Creative Campus houses a broad range of creative subjects and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including the annual Cornerstone Arts Festival of music, performance and art. You will have unparalleled access to Tate Liverpool, the Walker, Open Eye and Bluecoat galleries, the innovative FACT centre and the International Liverpool Biennial.

Employability

As part of the MA Art History and Curating, students can choose to undertake a work placement, which is arranged for them by the programme team and is supervised by a mentor at the placement site. 

Emma Sumner, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Emma Sumner, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool work placement on MA Art History and Curating

My work placement was based in the Fine Art department at the Walker Art Gallery. I worked on the forthcoming exhibition The Art Books of Henri Matisse, designing a display of artists’ books from the Walker’s collection. I gained experience in the working process that leads up to the exhibition installation. This included attending exhibition meetings, working with departments involved in the exhibition process (Conservation, Exhibition, Press and Marketing), seeking copyright permissions for reproductions, researching the works in the display and writing interpretation labels and text panels. During the exhibition, I will be presenting three public talks giving a brief history of the artist book and focusing on the works on display.

The most valuable part of the placement was the experience of writing interpretation and learning about the guidelines that the gallery works to. Overall I know that the experience I have gained will help me to apply for work once I have completed my study. I have continued to volunteer within the department since completing my placement.  

Anu Parthasarathy, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Condition checking artwork on Anu's work placement

I worked on a project with Sara-Jayne Parsons (Exhibition Curator) and Denise Courcoux (Gallery Coordinator) for the Honky Tonk exhibition at the Bluecoat (22 July – 18 Sept 2011), in developing a short film by Tim Brunsden to be shown as part of the exhibition. The main tasks involved were researching on the honky tonk culture, specifically in Liverpool, and collating profiles of the artists and the participants of the film. This research was used in the information pack for visitors in the gallery. I also assisted with filming practicalities such as accompanying Tim to offsite filming, obtaining permission from any third party venues, and creating consent forms for the participants of the film.

 

 

Building false walls

 

Practical experience in the installation of an exhibition was gained by working on the previous exhibition Look11:Confined. Working with the curator and the gallery technicians gave me pointers on how an exhibition is installed in the galleries. I also worked on the condition checking of the artworks for this exhibition.

 

 

 

Mounting Exhibition Works

 

The Bluecoat is one of Liverpool's leading art institutions and working with the excellent exhibitions team was an invaluable opportunity in experiencing the curatorial process involved in the development of an exhibition.   

 

 

 

 

Previous placements

2009-2010

Education Team, FACT

Exhibitions Team, Bluecoat 

2010-2011 

Communities Team, Museum of Liverpool

Exhibitions Team, Bluecoat

Marketing Department, National Museums Liverpool

Antiquities Department, World Museum Liverpool

Curatorial Team, Walker Art Gallery

Curatorial Team, Galleries La Nuvola, Rome 

Employability 

Art History and Curating provides a firm foundation for diverse career opportunities and provides a broad range of transferable skills. The programme offers graduates a varied range of career pathways including work in galleries and museums, the heritage and cultural industries, community work, the media, publishing, marketing, advertising and education.

The Arts play a significant and growing role in wealth creation and the regeneration of urban and rural environments. Arts and heritage organisations increasingly look to recruit postgraduates with a background in the arts. Liverpool Hope University has excellent links with cultural and community organisations in the city so is ideally placed to offer a postgraduate programme of this nature.

Overview

* Apply now for the New £10,000 Postgraduate Loan Scheme (PGL)

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Art History and Curating at Liverpool Hope.

Hear from Amelia Yeates, Lecturer in Art History about studying at Liverpool Hope in this video developed by Postgraduate Search TV.

The MA in Art History and Curating offers a theoretical and critical approach to the study of art history and curatorial practice. Focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on the modern period (19th and 20th centuries), the programme addresses key developments in art and art history up to the present day, as well as offering theoretical and practical training in the field of museum studies and curating.

The programme is intended for graduates who have studied Fine Art, Art History or any other Arts and Humanities discipline, or those from non-arts backgrounds wishing to pursue a new subject. It will also appeal to those already working in the museums or galleries sector wishing to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). There are opportunities to participate in overseas study tours and in recent years the department has visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan, Paris, Florence, Venice and New York. Regional exhibition and site visits will also take place.

The Arts play a significant and growing role in wealth creation and the regeneration of urban and rural environments. Arts and heritage organisations increasingly look to recruit postgraduates with a background in the arts. Liverpool Hope University has excellent links with cultural and community organisations in the city so is ideally placed to offer a postgraduate programme of this nature.

Why choose this subject

· You will be taught at the Creative Campus – a specialist creative and performing arts campus in Liverpool City Centre.

· You will have unparalleled access to Tate Liverpool, the Walker, Open Eye and Bluecoat galleries, the innovative FACT centre and the International Liverpool Biennial.

· There are opportunities to participate in overseas study tours and in recent years the department has visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bilbao, Milan, Paris, Florence, Venice and New York.

· Arts and heritage organisations increasingly look to recruit postgraduates with a background in the arts. Liverpool Hope University has excellent links with cultural and community organisations in the city so is ideally placed to offer a postgraduate programme of this nature.

Key information

Mode of study: Full or part time

Study pattern: September entry

For more information, download the Art History & Curating MA Leaflet.

For students who do not wish to undertake a full MA, a Postgraduate Certificate is also available.

Testimonial

‘This is a well-designed programme. I found it intellectually challenging and enjoyable and the academic support from the programme leader and supervisors is first class.’ - Anonymous (2013).

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international 

 

Curriculum

The programme consists of three taught modules, a work placement or Negotiated Learning module and a dissertation and dissertation preparation. You must complete 180 credits to graduate with the MA and each module will be assessed. Assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.

Modules include:

· Issues in Modern Art, 1848-Present (compulsory – 30 credits)

· Contemporary Curating (compulsory – 30 credits)

· Work Placement (optional – 15 credits)

· Negotiated Learning Module (optional – 15 credits)

· Museum Theory and Practice (compulsory – 30 credits)

· Dissertation Preparation (compulsory – 15 credits)

· Dissertation (compulsory – 60 credits)

Entry Requirements

Normally a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

For students whose first language is not English there is a language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall (reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL ibt 87, or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. For additional information including entry requirements from your country, fees and scholarships go to the International section of the website.

Hear from Amelia Yeates, Lecturer in Fine Arts at Liverpool Hope discussing applying and career prospects in this video developed by Postgraduate Search TV.

Teaching & Research

Teaching for this programme will be delivered mainly at the Creative Campus (which is close to the City Centre and ideally situated for access to public transport). It has its own gallery, the Cornerstone Gallery, with a busy exhibition programme.

The Department of Fine and Applied Arts is staffed by professional artists, designers and art historians. Tutors are practising writers, curators or makers, with national and international experience in their chosen field of research.

The Creative Campus houses a broad range of creative subjects and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including the annual Cornerstone Arts Festival of music, performance and art. You will have unparalleled access to Tate Liverpool, the Walker, Open Eye and Bluecoat galleries, the innovative FACT centre and the International Liverpool Biennial.

Employability

As part of the MA Art History and Curating, students can choose to undertake a work placement, which is arranged for them by the programme team and is supervised by a mentor at the placement site. 

Emma Sumner, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Emma Sumner, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool work placement on MA Art History and Curating

My work placement was based in the Fine Art department at the Walker Art Gallery. I worked on the forthcoming exhibition The Art Books of Henri Matisse, designing a display of artists’ books from the Walker’s collection. I gained experience in the working process that leads up to the exhibition installation. This included attending exhibition meetings, working with departments involved in the exhibition process (Conservation, Exhibition, Press and Marketing), seeking copyright permissions for reproductions, researching the works in the display and writing interpretation labels and text panels. During the exhibition, I will be presenting three public talks giving a brief history of the artist book and focusing on the works on display.

The most valuable part of the placement was the experience of writing interpretation and learning about the guidelines that the gallery works to. Overall I know that the experience I have gained will help me to apply for work once I have completed my study. I have continued to volunteer within the department since completing my placement.  

Anu Parthasarathy, The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Condition checking artwork on Anu's work placement

I worked on a project with Sara-Jayne Parsons (Exhibition Curator) and Denise Courcoux (Gallery Coordinator) for the Honky Tonk exhibition at the Bluecoat (22 July – 18 Sept 2011), in developing a short film by Tim Brunsden to be shown as part of the exhibition. The main tasks involved were researching on the honky tonk culture, specifically in Liverpool, and collating profiles of the artists and the participants of the film. This research was used in the information pack for visitors in the gallery. I also assisted with filming practicalities such as accompanying Tim to offsite filming, obtaining permission from any third party venues, and creating consent forms for the participants of the film.

 

 

Building false walls

 

Practical experience in the installation of an exhibition was gained by working on the previous exhibition Look11:Confined. Working with the curator and the gallery technicians gave me pointers on how an exhibition is installed in the galleries. I also worked on the condition checking of the artworks for this exhibition.

 

 

 

Mounting Exhibition Works

 

The Bluecoat is one of Liverpool's leading art institutions and working with the excellent exhibitions team was an invaluable opportunity in experiencing the curatorial process involved in the development of an exhibition.   

 

 

 

 

Previous placements

2009-2010

Education Team, FACT

Exhibitions Team, Bluecoat 

2010-2011 

Communities Team, Museum of Liverpool

Exhibitions Team, Bluecoat

Marketing Department, National Museums Liverpool

Antiquities Department, World Museum Liverpool

Curatorial Team, Walker Art Gallery

Curatorial Team, Galleries La Nuvola, Rome 

Employability 

Art History and Curating provides a firm foundation for diverse career opportunities and provides a broad range of transferable skills. The programme offers graduates a varied range of career pathways including work in galleries and museums, the heritage and cultural industries, community work, the media, publishing, marketing, advertising and education.

The Arts play a significant and growing role in wealth creation and the regeneration of urban and rural environments. Arts and heritage organisations increasingly look to recruit postgraduates with a background in the arts. Liverpool Hope University has excellent links with cultural and community organisations in the city so is ideally placed to offer a postgraduate programme of this nature.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Fine and Applied Art

Start Date: September

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