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MA-Postgraduate Diploma in Art Museum and Gallery Studies

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  • Objectives
    To stimulate students to engage critically and creatively with wide ranging ideas and issues and to develop both philosophical approaches and the practical methods and skills necessary to become creative and effective art museum and gallery professionals. These interdisciplinary programmes are student-focused and cater for a wide range of learning styles and approaches.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally at least a good second class honours degree or its equivalent, or a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience. In addition, many applicants will have some experience, often in a voluntary capacity, of working in museums, galleries, or related organisations.
  • Academic Title
    MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Art Museum and Gallery Studies
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Art in the Public Realm
    -Managing Resources in the Art Museum
    -Interpreting and Communicating Art
    -Art Museum/Gallery Project
    -Art Museum/Gallery Experience
    -Masters Dissertation

    Specialist Options

    -Researching in the Art Museum
    -Museum and Gallery Communication and Education
    -Museum and Gallery Marketing

    Teaching and assessment methods

    On the course students alternate intensive periods of work in lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions with time set aside for the completion of assignments, reading and exploring their own particular areas of interest. Regular visits to art museums and galleries around the country provide stimulating opportunities to explore contemporary practice. Guest lecturers offer additional perspectives, and are a source of additional inspiration and ideas and further strengthen links with the profession. During the summer term, all full-time students undertake an eight-week Art Museum/Gallery Experience placement. This enables students to test and develop the content of the taught programme in the workplace environment. Students who achieve the required standard and who wish to work toward the Masters Degree, complete a Masters Dissertation.

    All modules are assessed.

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