University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Art and Visual Culture

The course will engage you in the debates most pressing for contemporary visual arts practice, media, and cultural institutions including: globalisation, capital, geo-politics, the metropolis, the civic sphere, art and activism, practice-led research, the knowledge economy, social media and digital technology, privacy, cultural politics, memory studies, and the archival impulse. This will enable you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. You will acquire creative and professional research skills, such as the ability to work from exhibitions, art works and institutional archives. These will enable you to operate within different artistic and conceptual frameworks.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a relevant area, such as history of art, cultural studies, fine art or design, English, history, media and communications, architecture and business studies. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and 7.0 in writing (or equivalent), and will be asked to provide examples of previous written work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MA Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
MA Part-time January 2017 - 24 months
MA Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
MA Full-time January 2018 - 12 months
MA Part-time January 2018 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Regent Street Westminster W1B 2UW South East

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