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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Exhibition Studies engages with exhibition formats, through a theoretical and practical understanding of what constitutes an exhibition in the 21st century.

  • Follow a curriculum which focuses on exhibition histories from 1850 onwards
  • Apply your own expertise, as well as studio practice, to develop research topics through project-based learning
  • Study full-time over one year or part-time over two years
  • Benefit from a programme supported by internationally renowned arts organisations, including Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, FACT, RIBA North and Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Enjoy direct benefits from the degree's links to the Exhibition Research Lab and a range of international collaborations and partnerships developed by staff
  • Explore best practice and the very latest in innovative forms of exhibition and curatorial practices
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art workspaces and facilities within the modern, purpose-built and RIBA award-winning John Lennon Art and Design Building
  • The 2020 Liverpool School of Art and Design MA Online Degree Show
  • View and engage with work produced by masters students from the Liverpool School of Art and Design
  • Take advantage of the generous Michael Pugh Thomas and Julia Carter Preston Legacy £1000 scholarships offered to postgraduate applicants

The programme considers the history and practice of exhibition culture, specifically the mediation of curatorial projects in galleries and museums, biennials and other survey exhibitions.

As a student, you will be based in the School of Art and Design, the oldest art school in the UK outside of London.

Additional funding for this programme is available via the Susan Cotton Travel Award and other study bursaries.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

You will be assessed by: coursework, written essays, reports, oral presentations, projects and evaluations. The major project will comprise a written dissertation or practical project (thesis exhibition) and a written report. In most modules, more than one piece of assessment is required. Programme assessment seeks to replicate professional curatorial and exhibition practice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,600per year

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

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 85 15

    54th out of 92 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    171 78%

    10th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    60th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    129 68%

    27th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    30th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    18th

    17

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