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MA Museum & Gallery Studies

Kingston University

Course Description

Overview If you would like to pursue an imaginative, interdisciplinary study of contemporary museums and galleries that enables you to question and challenge the conventions of the institution and the field, this postgraduate programme of academic study is ideal. As well as advancing your knowledge of contemporary developments that have occurred in this vibrant, contested and complex area, the course will also provide you with transferable skills in critical-theoretical enquiry and academic research practice. In addition, it aims to engage across artistic, urban planning, architectural and design practice to offer alternative creative approaches, developing an ecological approach to the sustainability of the museum and museum practice. Teaching & Resources The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture teaches this course. The course is developed and delivered by specialist academic staff and museum and gallery practitioners. The interdisciplinary breadth and depth of our research, teaching, and practice-based experience ensures that our teaching staff are at the forefront of contemporary museum and gallery study. Course Structure This course offers a critical-creative vision of and approach to museum and gallery studies that questions and challenges the conventions of the field. Ideas and approaches to practice are central to the course, as are opportunities for engaging directly in experimental practice-based research. The course aims to open the museum up to the world in an ethical engagement of its future as being more than just an institution. Staff Expertise & Research All staff and student researchers in the faculty are part of a research centre through which they engage both with collaborative and individual projects and with a range of local, national and international research events, including workshops, seminars, visiting lecture series, conferences and symposia. Entry Requirements Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subjects such as: art and design history and cultural studies. We also welcome applicants with relevant work experience. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to work creatively and within a team. International students must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. Assessment Essays, seminar presentations, project work, portfolio, dissertation (12,000-15,000 words).

Overview If you would like to pursue an imaginative, interdisciplinary study of contemporary museums and galleries that enables you to question and challenge the conventions of the institution and the field, this postgraduate programme of academic study is ideal. As well as advancing your knowledge of contemporary developments that have occurred in this vibrant, contested and complex area, the...

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Entry Requirements

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