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  MA The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

University of East Anglia    School of Art, Media and American Studies

Full time September MA 1 year full time
Anthropology (2) History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Embark on a captivating academic journey with the MA in The Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at UEA. This distinctive programme delves into the historical and contemporary arts of these regions, offering a cross-disciplinary approach encompassing anthropology, art history, archaeology, and museology. Immerse yourself in the world-renowned Sainsbury Centre's art collection, a hub of modern museum architecture. The curriculum is designed to explore regional developments, shared themes, and contemporary theories, preparing you for in-depth research and critical analysis. Engage with region-focused modules such as The Arts and Archaeology of Africa, The Arts of Oceania, and The Arts of the Americas, culminating in a dissertation on a topic of your choice. Upon completion, you'll be equipped for diverse career paths in academia, museums, cultural sectors, and beyond. Join this programme with a 2.1 Honours degree in Humanities or Social Sciences and unlock a world of possibilities in the art realm.

About the course

On this unique programme, you’ll study the historical and contemporary arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. You’ll benefit from teaching that emphasises museum anthropology and material culture. At the same time, you’ll engage with the issues involved in the analysis and display of these works of art, both in their original contexts and in museums and exhibitions. 

This MA is cross-disciplinary. That means you’ll engage with regional developments and shared themes across anthropology, art history, archaeology and museology. Throughout the programme, you’ll encounter contemporary theories and current methods of research. 

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Entry Requirements

Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject
Humanities or Social Sciences

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