University of Edinburgh
Contemporary Art Theory
This programme encourages a creative, holistic and practical knowledge of this increasingly expanded field, grounding practical schooling in fields such as criticism, art writing and curating, in knowledge of key histories and theories of contemporary art. The programme addresses issues raised by the practices of contemporary art, criticism and curating as a means of encouraging you to contribute both critically and practically. Artists think and act. Being contemporary means engaging with multiple perspectives and different ways of learning. Students of contemporary art theory conduct research in relation to a broad range of creative, cultural and historical contexts in ways that are speculative, writerly, philosophical, organisational, social and economic. You will apply aesthetics, art theory and criticism, art historiography, anthropology, and critical theory to engage with contemporary art's variety of media, technologies, images, artefacts, tactics, texts, cultural contexts and professional practices.
MA: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2019||-||1 Years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2019||-||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Central area campus||EH8 9JZ||Scotland|
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