MA / MFA Art in the Contemporary World

Art in the Contemporary World is a taught MA programme (with extended MFA options) that examines contemporary art practices and their contexts. The course 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.

MFA Art in the Contemporary World - AD445.
A two-year theory/practice taught masters. Students who complete AD441 have the option to undertake a second practice-based year with options in fine art, curating, criticism or related practices. 
Programme commences - date TBC.

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Dr Francis Halsall

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