Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

History of Art and Design

This course is aimed at practitioners who want to develop a professional art and design practice and who are willing to engage with the hybrid nature of art and design in contemporary culture. The course offers a programme that combines art and design history and incorporates interdisciplinary studies in visual and material culture. Content includes an investigation into contemporary methodologies and debates in the field, a critique of art historical canons, aesthetics, and thematic case studies in a wide variety of representative works of art from diverse cultures and periods.

Entry requirements

Applicants require either a good 1st degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Discourses in art and design; changing paradigms in the history of art and design; research in practice; final dissertation; option modules such as strategic marketing in the arts.

Assessment methods

Discussions, workshops, seminars and collaborative as well as individual projects help the student develop their theoretical and research skills, as well as critical thinking and support is provided through individual tutorials, group tutorials and guidance; the final project is a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

AHRB.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,195 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Art, Margaret Street Birmingham B3 3BX West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Birmingham City University Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0121 331 5595