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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
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
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
This intensive one-year course 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
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
Our MA History of Architecture explores built and designed objects, their social, economic and political contexts, their connections to culture and thought, and their urban and landscape settings. This course will train you at a high level to look at, think and write about and research architecture and its fascinating histories. . Read more
This programme explores what history can do for architecture. It examines architecture, not just as autonomous buildings, cities or designs, but through the society in which they are located and the ideas and debates they give rise to. Read more
You’ll study in one of the largest and most diverse History of Art Schools in the UK. Our city is home to some of Europe’s most valuable art collections, as well as one of the UK's liveliest contemporary art scenes.
The prestigious. Master's in History of Design and Curatorial Studies. , which Parsons offers in conjunction with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, brings an object-focused, practice-based approach to the study of European and American decorative arts and design dating from the Renaissance to the present. 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.