Christianity and the Arts is taught in association with the National Gallery in London.
The course investigates how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in art over 2,000 years; traces the idea of beauty in Western theological tradition; makes use of examples in London.
- The MA will enable students to work across disciplinary and specialism boundaries, and in particular to explore simultaneously the art-historical and theological dimensions of Christian art – approaches which are generally pursued in isolation from one another.
- The MA will use rich cultural resources beyond the College – and specifically the artistic, human and web-based resources of the National Gallery.
- The MA will provide opportunities for students to learn outside the College, in the context of an art museum, with likely additional visits/links to institutions with related collections, like the Courtauld Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- The MA will enhance the experience of international students at the College by giving them a stimulating and privileged understanding of one of London’s (and the world’s) greatest treasuries of art.
View the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/christianity-and-the-arts-ma.aspx
- Description -
Our MA in Christianity and the Arts will investigate how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in the arts over 2000 years. The course features a required module on the Idea of Beauty in Western Theology and a wide range of optional modules looking at different forms of artistic expression, different artistic periods and focusing on specific elements of the Christian narrative. You will also have the opportunity to explore a topic in detail through your dissertation.
Wherever possible the course draws on examples and case studies here in London, particularly the collections at The National Gallery, The Courtauld Institute and The Victoria and Albert Museum. We will help you to work across disciplinary and specialism boundaries, and in particular to explore both the art-historical and theological dimensions of Christian art – approaches which are generally pursued in isolation from one another.
- The Idea of Beauty in Western Theology (core)
- Dissertation (core)
- The Devotional Use of Art in Christianity (optional)
- Art as a Theological Medium (optional)
- Christianity and Literature (optional)
- The Christian Text (optional)
And many more. Please see our website.
- Course purpose -
To enable students to work across disciplinary and specialism boundaries, and in particular to explore simultaneously the art-historical and theological dimensions of Christian art – approaches which are generally pursued in isolation from one another.
- Course format and assessment -
Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework plus a dissertation.
We would expect graduates to go into research in the Department of Theology; the media; museum work; teaching; journalism; careers in the church.
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
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Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc
(2017/18) Full time: UK/EU: £9,450. Overseas: £18,420. Part time: UK/EU: £4,725. Overseas: £9,210