University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The course will engage you in the debates most pressing for contemporary visual arts practice, media, and cultural institutions including: globalisation, capital, geo'politics, the metropolis, the civic sphere, art and activism, practice'led research, the knowledge economy, social media and digital technology, privacy, cultural politics, memory studies, and the archival impulse. This will enable you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture. You will acquire creative and professional research skills, such as the ability to work from exhibitions, art works and institutional archives. These will enable you to operate within different artistic and conceptual frameworks.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree in a relevant area, such as history of art, cultural studies, fine art or design, English, history, media and communications, architecture and business studies. Applicants whose 1st language is not English, require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and 7.0 in writing (or equivalent), and will be asked to provide examples of previous written work.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,000  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,500  Academic year. First year home fees