Art and Business begins with core courses designed for beginners from each field. Thus, students with a background in art history will take Introduction to Business for Art History, and business students will take Introduction to Art History for Business. Core courses are Art and Business, Fieldwork, Business Economics and Introduction to Accounting & Finance. During the year, students are accompanied on visits to galleries in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Paris. These trips are subsidised but students are expected to contribute. In the second semester students take Strategic Marketing and Managing People at Work, or Corporeal Cultural Property, and select from a range of options in History of Art, depending on individual interests. At the end of the second semester there will be a two-day workshop identifying and initiating work on the dissertation project. This session will be jointly run by Art History and Business staff and will focus on the individual requirements of each student as they sharpen their focus on the third semester assignment.
In the third semester, MLitt students write a dissertation. Linked to the dissertation are a series of week long, highly focused business courses which run in June, and provide additional context/input for the work on the dissertation project. Students should take at least two of these options and additional modules are possible. The content of the dissertation will reflect the modules chosen in the summer school.
- Art and Business
- Fieldwork 1
- Business Economics
- Introduction to Accounting & Finance
- Introduction to Art History for Business
- Introduction to Business for Art History
Depending on qualification on entry to programme Students qualified in both disciplines take:
- Critical Perspectives in Art History
- Strategic Marketing
- Managing People at Work
- Corporeal Cultural Property
- Baroque Art
- Imaging Scotland: Art, Museums and Visual Culture
- Romanesque Manuscripts
- Italian Art and Scotland
- Northern European Art and Scotland
- (*) Connoisseurship. Art in Scotland
(*) This option is recommend as most directly relevant for those embarking on a commercial career involving art.
Compulsory Course for the MLitt
- Art and Business Dissertation
Linked to the dissertation are a series of week long highly focussed courses which run in June and provide additional context/input for the work on the dissertation project. Students should take at least two of these options and additional modules are optional. These are not independently credit bearing and form a part of the 60 credits allocated to the dissertation. The content of the dissertation should reflect the modules chosen in the summer school and appropriate supervision/marking will be allocated accordingly.
Subjects can be chosen from a menu which will be available in the second semester. Past options include:
- Essential HR practices
- Leadership and management skills
- International Marketing
- Services Marketing
- Strategic Management
100% continuous assessment (1 x 5000 word essay (90%) and seminar participation (10%)
12 months, full-time.