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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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Learn to speak and write confidently about museums and curatorship, with a focus on photography, together with hands-on experience in a museum setting. Read more
The MLitt in Art History is designed to develop and enhance core research and writing skills, to introduce and deepen knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of Art History, and to enable students to explore current critical debates, art media and contextual questions. Read more
The Masters of Arts in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories explores today’s creative practices and works produced since 1970. Read more
The Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice program offers graduate students an exceptional opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary art, media and design through engagement with history, theory and criticism within curatorial practice. Read more
Victorian society and culture was a contradiction – an era of bold vision and technological wonders entwined with deep social fears and cultural anxieties. 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
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
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
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
Our MA Art History and Theory is ideal if you are interested in working in academia, the art world or any other field in which visual, written and analytical skills are essential. Read more