Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Art and Politics

Working from a strong theoretical basis, this programme will help you to understand a range of empirical, aesthetic and conceptual issues which traverse and exceed both 'art' and 'international' politics. We will explore practices and issues related to public space, democracy, equality, participation, justice and affect. By shuttling across art and politics, rather than seeking to produce a synthesis between the two, we probe a range of practices and strategies which, in the encounter between art and politics, play out in numerous forms and very different kinds of social spaces. You will work alongside a mixed constituency of students from Art, Politics, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies as well as numerous other disciplines, which means we can take up the challenge to develop frameworks and spaces that are mixed and mobile, and which can operate in trans-disciplinary settings. In such a mixed context, questions about 'autonomy' and the political character of art take on renewed vigour and urgency. Similarly we are able to probe art's potential in times of political and cultural crisis. Why for instance, do contemporary arts practices increasingly claim 'political' origins and motivations, while political parties seek the involvement of art and artists of all kinds? Or, what good are practices that are neither art nor politics?

Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

Course modules

Core modules: Art and Politics: Theory History Event; Group Project; Dissertation. Option modules including approved options from other departments at Goldsmiths.

Assessment methods

Coursework, presentations, written papers, group project work and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,070 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,380 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,240 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,240 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,240 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,240 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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