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Masters degrees in History of Art, Architecture & Design examine the historical, cultural and social developments of the arts, building design, and design techniques. They include training in the enhancement of visual awareness and expertise.
Related subjects include Intellectual History and Social History. Entry requirements usually include a relevant undergraduate degree such as Art, Design Technology, History, Media, or Cultural Studies.
Courses in this field are highly varied, with a broad range of specialises and research topics on offer.
For example, you may wish to pursue solely Art History, and learn to develop a critical understanding of both historical and contemporary pieces of artwork across the globe.
Alternatively, you may take Architecture History as your single avenue, and explore for example religious architecture, or perhaps even historical landmarks which have cultural significance.
Or, you might focus solely on Design History, such as the historical developments of technologies within the Design industries, for example printmaking.
Careers in this field may include roles in both the public and private sectors, such as curating for museums and art galleries, or private art dealing.
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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. Read more
Study art history among the vibrant museums and contemporary art galleries of our nation’s capital The Art History Program at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is situated in the heart of the culturally rich city of Washington, D.C., providing students with unique opportunities to study the arts. Read more
Our course will change the way you think about architecture. Architecture is fundamental to human survival and living in the world. Read more
The Islamic Middle East has given rise to an impressive material culture that continues in the present. This programme covers an area stretching from Islamic Spain through the Arab countries, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia in diverse historical periods. Read more
Our Graduate Certificate in History of Art and Architecture offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of the history of art and architecture. Read more
British art making has been at the heart of a wide range of worldwide networks and dialogues, from the material culture of Anglo-Saxon Britain through the painting and sculpture of eighteenth-century and Victorian Britain, to British Modernism and Britart. Read more
History of art is a rich and dynamic discipline, combining the rigorous investigation of the visual arts with the creative exploration of their connections to culture, politics and society. Read more
The Graduate Diploma in History of Art and Architecture is an intensive full-time conversion programme designed for students with a first degree in another subject who wish to pursue a Master's degree in the history of art or architecture. Read more
By pursuing research in History of Art at Birmingham, you will joining a vibrant and dynamic research community thanks to the Department’s broad range of expertise, from medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, to contemporary global art. Read more
If you do not have the appropriate undergraduate preparation to embark on one of our MA courses, you may apply for our nine-month Graduate Diploma in Art History and Theory, which can constitute a qualifying year for the relevant MA course. Read more
The MA History of Art with Curating is ideal if you wish to combine learning the practical skills required in the museum workplace with study of the rich and dynamic discipline of the history of art. Read more
Our MA History of Art with Collections Management will absorb you in the rich and dynamic discipline of the history of art as well as preparing you with the skills and experience you need for the museum workplace with an intensive skills-based Collections Management module. Read more
Photography has become the major form of image-making and visual communication since its development in the nineteenth century. Its importance has been recognised in many areas of scholarship. Read more
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.