Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Contemporary Arts China

The course aims to foster innovative perspectives and new understandings of Chinese contemporary art, design, visual culture and contemporary China, through transdisciplinary practice, research training and professional development. It caters for recent graduates, curators, artists, designers, art historians, writers and more, who have the ambition to become active, globally-minded, research-led creative practitioners, researchers and professionals in the field of contemporary arts. Affiliated with the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University, the course offers students an opportunity to gain professional experience by working with internationally renown partners, leading arts organisations, curators and practitioners, participating in seminars, residencies and live research projects in UK, China and internationally.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an upper 2nd Class degree (or higher) in a relevant subject. International applicants should note that this is a demanding course that requires a high standard of reading, writing and listening skills, full-time students are expected to have a minimum English standard of IELTS 6.5.

Course modules

Modules include: contemporary arts in greater China; transcultural communication; personal and professional development; self directed final dissertation or practice-led project.

Assessment methods

The course uses a variety of assessment methods which are dependent upon the module learning objectives and individual students particular specialism. Some modules will require written dissertations whilst others have the option to present practical work (a body of work, exhibition, artefact or equivalent) accompanied by a critical textual submission and others require verbal presentations. The exact nature of these outcomes will be negotiated with and determined by with the module assessor/responsible examiner.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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0121 331 5595