Master

In Aberdeen

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Description

  • Type

    Master

  • Location

    Aberdeen (Scotland)

  • Duration

    12 Months

The taught MLitt in Art and Business is designed around the excellent resources available in Aberdeen. Through the study of both art in situ and contemporary business theory and practice, students will gain first hand experience of the art market place. It provides training in art historical and business methods. The course is delivered as a collaboration between leading commercial professionals and academics. It provides a choice of approach to art historical period, and to business specialisms.

Facilities

Location

Start date

Aberdeen (Aberdeen City)
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King'S College, University Of Aberdeen, AB24 3UB

Start date

On request

About this course

The standard entrance requirements is normally a good second class Honours degree, or at a level deemed equivalent by the Head of School. Foreign-language students need to have a minimum of IELTS at 6.5 with minimum writing score of 6, or TOEFL at 580 (computer-based TOEFL 237) with TWE 4.5. The Head of School will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Course programme

Programme Structure

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.

Courses

First Semester

Compulsory Courses

  • Art and Business
  • Fieldwork 1
  • Business Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting & Finance

Electives

EITHER

  • Introduction to Art History for Business

OR

  • Introduction to Business for Art History

Depending on qualification on entry to programme Students qualified in both disciplines take:

  • Critical Perspectives in Art History

Second Semester

Compulsory Course

  • Fieldwork 2

EITHER

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Managing People at Work

OR

  • Corporeal Cultural Property

Electives

  • 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.

Summer

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
  • E-business

Assessment

100% continuous assessment (1 x 5000 word essay (90%) and seminar participation (10%)

Duration

12 months, full-time.

Additional information

Contact person: Helena Thomas

Art and Business

Price on request