History of Art (Postgraduate Diploma)

In London

£ 4001-5000
  • Typology

    Master

  • Location

    London

  • Start

    01/10/2020

Description

Programme overview History of art is a rich and dynamic discipline, combining the rigorous investigation of the visual arts with the creative exploration of their connections to culture, politics and society. Postgraduate study in this area trains you at a high level in looking at, thinking about and researching art and its histories. Birkbeck's Postgraduate Diploma in History of Art offers the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts. Our teaching staff are defining the field, conducting ground-breaking research in periods from medieval to contemporary, focusing on painting, sculpture, print culture, architecture, photography, digital art and museology. The Postgraduate Diploma in History of Art exposes you to key art historical approaches, and allows you to focus in depth on areas and periods of particular interest to you, in early and modern (including contemporary) periods, through taught options (see an indicative list of modules on the 'course structure' tab) and independent research. The Postgraduate Diploma is structured in exactly the same way as our MA History of Art, but without a dissertation. It is ideal if you are interested in studying history of art at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA. This flexible evening study course, which is available for full-time or part-time study, allows you to explore your passion for the history of art and you can go on to complete our MA History of Art, if you wish. The course develops your visual acuity and your understanding of art's histories, while stimulating critical debate and stretching your research skills. In addition to independent written work, you will take part in group discussion, give oral presentations and engage with the Department of History of Art's research culture. In all of this, you will work closely with our staff while...

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Malet Street, WC1E 7HX

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Entry requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

Course specific entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a relevant subject or equivalent (for example, professional experience).

For students with a degree in a subject other than history of art, the one-year part-time Graduate Certificate in History of Art and Architecture can be used as a conversion course. Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate with merit will normally be guaranteed a place on this programme.

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What you'll learn on the course

  • Interpretation
  • Politics
  • Staff
  • Teaching
  • Design
  • Art design
  • Sculpture
  • Painting
  • Art
  • Project
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
  • Aesthetics

Course programme

Module groups

Compulsory module

  • Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography
Indicative option modules
  • Art and Devotion in Fifteenth-Century Italy
  • Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture
  • Art and War 1814-2004
  • Art in the Age of Giotto: evidence and interpretation
  • Curating Difficult Histories: Museums, Exhibitions, Art Activism
  • Fashioning the Body
  • Gender, Modernity and the City
  • Inventing the Victorians
  • The Art of Persuasion: Religious Imagery and the Catholic Reformation
Research project/work placement option modules
  • Museum Cultures Work Placement
  • Research Project Report MA History of Art


Compulsory module
  • Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography

  • Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography

  • Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography
    Indicative option modules
    • Art and Devotion in Fifteenth-Century Italy
    • Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture
    • Art and War 1814-2004
    • Art in the Age of Giotto: evidence and interpretation
    • Curating Difficult Histories: Museums, Exhibitions, Art Activism
    • Fashioning the Body
    • Gender, Modernity and the City
    • Inventing the Victorians
    • The Art of Persuasion: Religious Imagery and the Catholic Reformation

  • Art and Devotion in Fifteenth-Century Italy

  • Art and Devotion in Fifteenth-Century Italy
  • Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture

  • Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture
  • Art and War 1814-2004

  • Art and War 1814-2004
  • Art in the Age of Giotto: evidence and interpretation

  • Art in the Age of Giotto: evidence and interpretation
  • Curating Difficult Histories: Museums, Exhibitions, Art Activism

  • Curating Difficult Histories: Museums, Exhibitions, Art Activism
  • Fashioning the Body

  • Fashioning the Body
  • Gender, Modernity and the City

  • Gender, Modernity and the City
  • Inventing the Victorians

  • Inventing the Victorians
  • The Art of Persuasion: Religious Imagery and the Catholic Reformation

  • The Art of Persuasion: Religious Imagery and the Catholic Reformation
    Research project/work placement option modules
    • Museum Cultures Work Placement
    • Research Project Report MA History of Art

  • Museum Cultures Work Placement

  • Museum Cultures Work Placement
  • Research Project Report MA History of Art

  • Research Project Report MA History of Art


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