Postgraduate Studies in London - MA in Art History and Visual Culture
The MA in Art History and Visual Culture is dually accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and validated by The Open University.
The Richmond MA in Art History and Visual Culture is an exciting, challenging and cutting-edge academic program, completed over one year in a central London location.
I am delighted to be able to introduce Richmond’s MA in Art History and Visual Culture. The programme builds on the success of Richmond’s MA in Art History which, over more than a decade, established an international reputation for its innovative, intercultural curriculum and successful record of student placement in world-class museums, galleries and PhD programs. The MA in Art History and Visual Culture takes Richmond’s approach to art history, theory and practice to a new, global and contemporary level.
The program is distinctive in two ways: first, engaging students with an academic curriculum in tune with current interdisciplinary trends in visual culture, exploring a variety of visual art across cultures and through time, particularly in terms of what is happening on the contemporary global art scene; and second, giving students the skills and experience, including classes on professional practice and an accredited internship, for successful career placements in the arts and creative cultural industries. The program has a rigorous academic curriculum embodying Richmond’s mission of fostering intercultural awareness and we recognise the importance of applying this knowledge beyond the seminar room, in students’ daily lives and their perspectives on the world.
5 Key Features of the MA in Art History and Visual Culture:
- One year program in central London with access to world class galleries, museums, libraries and archives
- Dual validation in the US (Middle States Commission on Higher Education) and UK (the Open University, revalidation awarded April 2011)
- Unique intercultural orientation and engagement with contemporary art in a global setting
- Accredited internship and courses equipping students with professional skills
- Small classes (average 10-15 students) and close supervision from faculty engaged in research-led teaching
Successful professionals in the arts and creative industries of the 2010s and beyond will be as fluent with the burgeoning art markets in the Middle East, East Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, as those established in the West. Cosmopolitan students, trained to think globally and interdependently, will become the next generation of scholars and arts professionals: Richmond’s MA in Art History and Visual Culture equips students with the knowledge and skills required to critically engage with global visual cultures of the twenty-first century and become leaders in their fields. Our international, research active faculty, including three new appointments this academic year, are committed to this mission.
I welcome your application to the program. Please take the time to work on your Professional Statement and think about the way in which the individual character of this MA can enhance your career – and how you can contribute to the program during your year with us. We encourage you to visit our Kensington campus and if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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