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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA Contemporary Art Theory is for those with a special interest in contemporary art, and an aptitude for theoretical work in the subject.

Why study MA Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths?

  • This degree explores a range of theoretical perspectives that shape attitudes towards visual art in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
  • You will be encouraged to explore conceptually and creatively the ways in which contemporary artistic practice and critical theory interrelate.
  • You will expand your knowledge of contemporary artistic developments and deepen your understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of academic discourses on visual culture.
  • The programme draws from the fields of performance studies, art history, philosophy, museology, queer theory, postcolonial studies and cultural studies in addressing the critical challenges posed by artistic practice, and you’ll be able to focus on an aspect that particularly interests you.
  • You will take part in an assessed symposium, which provides you with a chance to present your dissertation topic at an early stage in order to define and progress your final project.

Careers

Many of our MA students have gone on to MPhil/PhD study, not only in art history and visual cultures, but also in related fields such as philosophy, cultural studies and literature. Careers obtained by recent graduates include: artist, curator/collections manager, journal editor, lecturers, researcher, and roles in TV and production, public relations, and rights and marketing.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,290per year

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University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • University League Table

    68th

  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 86 4

    27th out of 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    167 74%

    12th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    12th

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    134 71%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    24th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    21st

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