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The MSt in the History of Design is a taught Master's Degree offered part-time over two years.
A tea cup, be it hand-painted porcelain, studio pottery or mass produced ceramic, offers a glimpse of the rituals of everyday life and historical experience. A designed object or space reflects the individual, the society for which it was created, as well as its creator. It expresses aesthetic preoccupations and articulates historical and political conditions. Decoration challenges the hierarchies and contested inter-relationships between the disciplines and careers of artists, designers, crafts workers, gardeners, and architects. Such concerns reside at the heart of the study of the history of design.
This history of design course is taught on nine monthly Saturdays and one residential
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Graduates of any age seeking to develop their critical analysis writing about objects and sites through the study of history of design. For further course information visit the Department for Continuing Education website. View Website
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