MA in Art in the Contemporary World

The MA in Art in the Contemporary World provides a broad student-led approach to the study of contemporary art practice and discourse.

The programme offers an opportunity for focused engagement with the varied challenges of today’s most ambitious art, bridging the relationship between theory and practice by creating exciting study options for artists, curators and writers.  We welcome graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including fine art, art history, philosophy, literature, film studies, architecture, communications, or design.

The documents linked below are for general information only and may be subject to change.

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MA ACW Programme Specification Form


Semester One Semester Two Summer Period
Research Methods Contemporary Art Practices 2: Medium Major Research Deliverable
Contemporary Art Practices 1: Discourse Situations 3
Elective seminar options
Situations 1
Elective seminar options
Situations 4
Elective seminar options
Situations 2
Elective seminar options
Key Theories 3: Making Publics  
Key Theories 1: Positions Key Theories 4:
Politics of Participation
Key Theories 2: Revisions Art & Writing 2: Practices of Writing  
Art & Writing 1: Varieties of Criticism