- TUITION FEES UK – £9,000 / EU, US & INTERNATIONAL – £13,250
- DURATION 1 Year or 18 months (full-time) / 2 Years (part-time)
- START DATE September
- ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
- LOCATION Kensington Facility
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Art History & Visual Culture
This wide-ranging programme, which incorporates the study of a range of fine arts and contemporary visual forms and its relevance to global audiences, will enable you to explore your passion for the arts.
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
– Auguste Rodin
Top reasons to study this programme:
- Central London offers the dream location, at the hub of the arts world, attracting the best creative talents in the arts and design industries
- London is our second classroom – immerse yourself in visual culture at first hand through our regular trips to art and cultural organisations
- Truly international: global cohort of students enhances perspectives
- Gaining a UK and US degree improves career chances
- Benefit from small classes (average 10–15 students)
- Full academic support from faculty engaged in leading research and professional practice in the creative and cultural industries, faculty who are in touch with the latest trends and industry connections
- Gain a competitive advantage with an accredited optional internship, providing the vital skills to prepare you for work and research opportunities
What makes Richmond special?
Explore what we offer with the help of some of our Master’s students who share their experiences. We give something unique, as the only UK University offering all students a UK and US degree with one programme, providing diversity, choice and freedom.
“Whether you have ambitions for a career in the exciting art world or wish to study further in visual arts, our programme will provide a great starting point for either option. Explore with us intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts.”
– Dr Nicola Mann, Head of Department of Communications
“My experience was radically different from my classmates. I lived an hour away, I worked three jobs and completed two internships all while in the program. Mostly I made friends with people in my community rather than at school.
My experience was far from typical, even gruelling at times. But I walked away having lived the best version of studying abroad and becoming the best version of myself–growing as a person, as a student, as a critical thinker and a writer. I loved Richmond and owe so much to this experience.”
“The MA Art History and Visual Culture represented an incredible opportunity on many levels. First, the programme provided me with all the tools and instrument to critically engage with the art world, from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Indeed, it gave me the freedom to further explore my area of interest, and expand my research acknowledging and applying different methods of analysis. Coming from a linguistic background, I was unsure of my success in the art world. However, the intelligent and in-depth structure of the programme guarantees for any student the complete, various and thorough education needed to approach the art world.
“Second, being part of this programme opened so many working possibilities I originally did not take into account, which, on the contrary, turned out to be my actual career path.”
“Lastly, but most importantly, while studying at Richmond, I have always felt encouraged to explore, expand my research and, in a way, to pursue my dream. No voice and no opinion was ignored, allowing an interesting and stimulating dialogue not only with the professors, but also with my fellow classmates who turned this academic year into an amazing journey and who became my system of support. The professionalism and efforts of the faculty members and of my peers, especially in these challenging times, soon became a source of inspiration to work hard and to contribute to the programme.”
“Choosing to move to London, enrolling in the MA Art History and Visual Culture programme and pursuing a career in the art world represents one of the best decisions I have taken, one I will never regret.”