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Contemporary Art Theory MA (eca)

The University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • 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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£ 26,300per year

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 87 5

    19th out of 23 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    174 78%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61.0 61%

    22nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    62nd

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    161 82%

    7th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    18th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    21st

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