Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The course covers, with an emphasis on understanding how the art market functions and the appraisal of both fine and decorative arts, students are introduced to a wide range of businesses, collections and professionals. Students also study the economic and legal context within which professional practice is grounded, and gain the ability to apply techniques related to the evaluation of objects in a practice environment. There is the opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of particular specialist areas of the art market, which might include anything from antiquities to cutting'edge contemporary art.

Course Modules

Modules include: Art and law; professional practice; the arts market; materialising histories 1 (images, objects and environments); conference paper; dissertation; research concepts for the arts appraiser; research proposal for dissertation; critical practice portfolio.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should hold an Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline but preferably in a related to the subject material; work experience also advantageous; interviews; applicants whose 1st language is not English need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,700  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,850  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,600  Academic year. First year home fees