Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Art (Theory and Philosophy)

This course allows students to address a specialist area of fine art research and to explore the relationships between their chosen specialism and the broader fine art community in the context of the fine art programme. Synergies in the fine art programme create a dynamic context for exploring practices and issues within contemporary culture. The course prepares students to work particularly in the academic and research contexts of professional environments, to undertake PhD study, or pursue independent research. The course benefits from links with relevant professional and academic organisations in London and internationally and from the varied expertise of its research staff. The three pathways provide a focus for study while also enabling students to explore shared ground and questions of disciplinary territories and boundaries. The course offers a close reading of relevant texts as well as detailed discussion to promote understanding and knowledge of major debates and approaches within continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist intellectual tradition, and psychoanalytic theory concerning art. Key issues include philosophy's relevance for the theorisation of art, politics, philosophy and art, philosophical approaches to contemporary art, and philosophy and art in a globalised context.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or an equivalent academic qualification; having a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree; prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning that, taken together, can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical perspectives; thinking as practice (research methodologies 1); critical practices (research methodologies 2); independent research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through presentation of the realised research project in the agreed forms, the project proposal document, and a report describing and evaluating changes and progress. Marks for units 3 and 4 determine the classification of the MRes award.

Sponsorship information

6 bursaries for MRes Art and its 3 pathways; each bursary consists of £2000 towards course fees; the bursaries can be applied for by contacting the course director once a place on the course has been confirmed.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,125 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,125 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,125 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,125 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,720 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Cross Campus Camden N1C 4AA South East

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