Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Exhibition Studies

Exhibition Studies is a postgraduate degree that engages with the exhibition formats, through a theoretical and practical understanding of what constitutes an exhibition in the 21st century. The curriculum focuses on exhibition histories from 1850 onwards; where students are encouraged to apply there own expertise; as well as studio practice, to develop research topics through project-based learning. - Full time one year, part time two years - Supported by internationally renowned arts organisations, including Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, FACT, RIBA North and Aarhus University, Denmark - Benefit directly from the degree's links to the Exhibition Research Lab and a range of international collaborations and partnerships developed by staff - Offers best practice and the very latest in innovative forms of exhibition and curatorial practices - Students can apply for the prestigious Susan Cotton Travel Awards and a range of other study bursaries available - The School of Art and Design offers a unique collaborative environment for postgraduate students.

Entry requirements

MA: An application to study a Masters level qualification within an arts-related discipline will normally be considered in the light of a your ability to meet the following criteria: 2.1 or above degree in an arts-related subject; a satisfactory reference. International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications and must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, via an IELTS test with a score of 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study. •Exhibition Studio Practice (Exhibition Studies) You will be introduced to the professional practice of exhibition making during this module. It provides an opportunity to share, investigate and contextualise experiences of exhibition making. The module is assessed through a portfolio of written work and related documentation, presentation of exhibition proposal, and a viva •Research and Practice 1 This shared module for all Liverpool School of Art and Design taught postgraduate programmes provides an introduction to practice-based research, history and theory as applied to the wider field of Art and Design. It will introduce you to a variety of research methods and skills and offers an exploration of the diversity of contemporary practice at the forefront of the represented disciplines •Research and Practice 2 You will be introduced to the field of Exhibition Studies through the study of significant historic exhibitions with key contextual readings. You will be introduced to various case study examples to test and develop ideas for the written assignment through analysis, discussion and reflection. The module introduces the histories and practices of exhibition-making and develops your interpretative theoretical and discursive skills. It offers a critical environment within which you can develop the skills necessary to debate and critically evaluate exhibition studies •Collaborative Practice An exciting shared module for all Liverpool School of Art and Design taught postgraduate programmes which will provide you with an opportunity to work closely with departments and internal partners within the School and the wider LJMU community, and with external partners in the UK and internationally. Outcomes should include proposals for applied creative projects and demonstrable practice based artefacts relevant for exhibition purposes. An emphasis will be placed on you furthering the understanding of your chosen pathways within the programme and developing professional links and experience in disseminating work to the public/professional bodies •Major Project - Exhibition Studies You will undertake and complete a sustained research project in the field of Exhibition Studies on a topic agreed with the module supervisor. Building on advanced skills in practice, research and scholarship assessed at Certificate and Diploma modules, you will identify, research, and organise a significant piece of scholarly writing or undertake a practical project. Both options are undertaken with the support and advice provided through general, small-group, and tutorial meetings. The module is assessed through a written dissertation or practical project (thesis exhibition) accompanied by a written report.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods differ slightly for each of the modules but usually involve a presentation of your practical work in a viva voce situation with supporting research or textual material.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 38 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
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01512315175