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ART HISTORY AND CURATING (MA/PG Cert)

Duration: 12 months full-time; 27 months part-time|Creative Campus|Start month: January & October
International students can apply
Overview
Curriculum
Entry Requirements
Teaching & Research
Careers
Finance

ABOUT THE COURSE

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 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 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.

Curriculum Overview

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) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

International Entry Requirements

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 about country specific entry requirements visit the your country pages

Teaching and 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.

UK/EU TUITION FEES

Tuition fees for Home/EU students for 2018/19 are:

£5,200

FUNDING

We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.

INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES

£11,400

If you are an international student, visit our international scholarships pages.

CAREERS

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.