Birkbeck, University of London
History of Art with Photography
Photography has become the major form of image-making and visual communication since its development in the nineteenth century. Its importance has been recognised in many areas of scholarship: history of art, media and cultural studies, literature, memory and memorialisation, gender and identity, philosophy and law. Its role in all fields of the arts and sciences, including those most personal, is being expanded, renewed and questioned by the mushrooming of digital culture. This programme enables you to learn about - and to negotiate your individual path through - historical and contemporary photographic cultures, in order to develop your interests, whether your engagement with the medium is academic, artistic, personal or vocational.
You begin with a compulsory core module, which introduces different current approaches, methodologies and debates involved in the study of the histories of art, visual culture and photography. You then choose 1 option module, which varies from year to year. The option modules listed below are indicative and may change. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for further information. These assessed elements are supported by a series of research skills workshops. Core module: Current Approaches to History of Art . Indicative option modules: Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture; Art Nouveau: Art, Design, Modernity in Paris 1889-1914; Creating a Public. Museums and their audiences; Framing and Narrating Modern Art in the Museum; Gender, Modernity and the City; Gothic in England: Architecture, Liturgy and Identity 1170-1360; Histories in Transition: Visual Culture, History and Memory in South Africa and Beyond; Inventing the Victorians; Museum Environments; Museums, Memory and National Identity; Photography and the Index; The Art of Persuasion: Religious Imagery and the Catholic Reformation .
Coursework essays of 5000 words each.
The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Funds are available to support research expenses for your coursework on this MA. The School of Arts offers a number of bursaries for postgraduate students. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 8,175 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 5,450 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Full-time||October 2018||GBP 9,925 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 7,425 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 4,075 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||2 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Part-time||October 2018||GBP 2,725 per Year 1 (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||WC1E 7HX||London|
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