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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This unique research-based course is for people who are fascinated by trends and meanings in visual and material culture, and who want to become expert in understanding how surface appearance and changing fashions in diverse fields relate to cultural ideas and values.

Key features

  • Negotiate your projects to support your personal and professional aspirations
  • Learn through an innovative curriculum, studying across fields and genres, focusing on key themes within visual and material culture
  • Gain an understanding of the political, social, environmental and ethical implications of style culture
  • Learn to communicate your ideas about culture in a professional way, through media such as academic conference papers, documentaries, and journalistic articles
  • Attend workshops for creative thinking, writing for different audiences and media, and relevant software like Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro and Shorthand
  • Develop your practical skills in the basics of mobile journalism and communications
  • Opportunity to take part in live briefs and collaborations, allowing you to network and gain experience
  • Benefit from guest speakers who will share their specialist knowledge, challenge perspectives, and give insight into current cultural developments
  • Attend study trips to local and international archives, galleries and trend-forecasting agencies
  • Be taught by experienced lecturers who are experts in their field and committed to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Prepare for further study, such as a PhD

What you'll study

You’ll learn through the study of core histories and theories, and develop advanced knowledge of academic approaches to key concepts such as glamour, cool, nostalgia, and authenticity.

You’ll communicate your ideas about culture to a range of audiences in professional and innovative ways. Assessments take the form of academic conference papers, short audio / visual presentations, or documentaries and journalistic articles. This will prepare you for careers in cultural research, or as a commentator.

Careers and employability

This course will help you to develop a range of postgraduate attributes including:

  • independence and self-direction
  • literacy
  • team-working
  • communication in a range of media
  • the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 85 11

    58th out of 105 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    140 64%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    8th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    47th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    110 57%

    64th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    52nd

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    26th

    3

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