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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

  • Course Type

    MA

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    12 October 2017

Course content

Our Education in Arts & Cultural Settings MA offers you the exciting opportunity to study at one of the world’s leading arts organisations, and learn from leading academics in education research. The course is jointly taught by the Learning and Participation Department at Southbank Centre and the School of Education, Communication & Society at King’s.

Key benefits

  • A unique collaboration between King’s College London and the Southbank Centre.
  • Access to the expertise of both institutions.
  • Innovative course for current and aspiring educators in arts and culture.

Description

Our MA in Education in Arts & Cultural Settings offers an exciting opportunity to study at a world-class centre for music, dance, visual arts and literature. Learning and participation is central and you will be taught by leading academics in education research. If you currently work, or if you aspire to work, in education, learning and participation in arts and cultural organisations and related sectors, then our course is ideal for you. You will be encouraged to develop your academic research skills to become reflexive educators in arts and cultural settings. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an internship in an appropriate environment.

We offer teaching in methodologies for designing, delivering and managing education courses as well as for working at the interface between education and culture. We set your learning in the context of current theoretical debates around cultural value, education, audience development, social inclusion, culture and identity, professional ethics within the cultural sector and the economics and ‘social’ value of art and culture.

Course purpose

MA Education in Arts & Cultural Settings is an innovative teaching collaboration between the School of Education, Communication and Society at King's and the Learning and Participation team at Southbank Centre. The course is relevant to those who currently work, or those who aspire to work, within education, learning and participation in arts and cultural organisations and related sectors.

Course format and assessment

Teaching

  • The Arts, Culture & Education module has 32 hours of class time.
  • The Learning, Participation & the Southbank Centre module has 20 hours of class time.
  • The Research Methods module has 22 hours of class time.
  • The optional internship module typically involves six hours of class time and students must spend at least 160 hours (20 working days) on the internship placement.
  • The other optional modules typically have 20 hours of class time.
  • In all cases, the time in class can include lecturing, teacher-led class discussions and student-led group work.
  • Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Self-guided hours:

  • The Arts, Culture and Education module has 268 hours self-guided learning time. 
  • The Learning, Participation & the Southbank Centre module has 280 hours self-guided learning time.
  •  The Research Methods module has 278 hours self-guided learning time. 
  • The optional modules typically have 280 hours self-guided learning time.
  • The internship module has approximately 294 hours of self-guided learning time, which includes at least 160 hours of work experience.

The Academic Study Skills Workshop has 10.5 hours of contact time. For the Dissertation module, students receive 9 hours one-to-one dissertation supervision, and are expected to complete 591 hours on it in self-study.

Assessment

Assessment methods will depend on the modules selected and may include essays, oral presentations, research proposals and placement reports. The 60-credit dissertation is assessed with an extended piece of writing of 16,000 words.

Contact hours and assessment methods may vary for students taking 30-40 optional credits from outside the course.

Career prospects

You will be able to use the skills that you develop over the duration of this course to excel in a variety of Education/Learning-related roles. For example, our graduates have gone on to careers within arts and cultural organisations and to enhance their careers in art education. Others have continued their studies to a higher level.


Visit the Education in Arts & Cultural Settings - MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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