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.
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. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes for candidates who need to improve their English before starting your course.
Dissertation; research methods, knowledge, cultural memory, archives and research; theoretical and critical perspectives; visual culture: production display and discourse; plus optional modules; capitalism and culture; creative digital technology; interpreting space; representing world cultures; the human image; urban cultures.
Each module is assessed by coursework (there are no examinations) which may take the form of an essay, a visual report, a group or individual presentation or a visual and written log book.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time day/evening||£ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time day/evening||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Regent Street||Westminster||W1B 2UW||South East|
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