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Contemporary Art Theory MA (eca)

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

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.

How will I learn?

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.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,100per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 85 2

    13th out of 26 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    173 79%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    53rd

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    77th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    156 77%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    5th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    21st

    3

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