MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia

In City of London

£ 9,225 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Master

  • Location

    City of london

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

Start of programme: September intake only
Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time
Introduction
This programme is an unrivalled opportunity to study the arts of China, Korea and Japan. Students consider a wide range of East Asian arts, from Chinese archaeology to Japanese prints, Korean installation works to Buddhist monuments, exploring their specificity and the links between them, in historical and contemporary periods. In many parts of East Asia archaeological evidence is key to understanding early societies. The programme therefore relates excavated materials to the history of art.
The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology contains some of the world’s leading experts in the art history and archaeology of East Asia, whose ground-breaking research informs and is informed by their teaching. Students benefit from the unparalleled knowledge and enthusiasm of staff. As members of the School of Arts, they profit from the insights of scholars and students working in other related fields, such as East Asian Music, Film and Media. They can also select from modules in other departments, taking advantage of SOAS’s unrivalled expertise in the languages, history, religions and cultures of East Asia.
A Masters from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our postgraduates progress to work in arts, culture and heritage roles, including in galleries, museums, archives, conservation, publishing and arts administration. The large portfolio of transferable skills they acquire enables them to forge careers in a range of other fields across the world. Our Masters programmes are also an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD research.
This MA can also be pursued over a two-year period combined with intensive language study in Japanese or Korean.
Convenors
Timon Screech

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Subjects

  • Part Time
  • Art History
  • Credit
  • Options
  • IT
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • History
  • Culture
  • historical
  • intercultural awareness
  • Research
  • Historical Research
  • public sectors
  • private sectors
  • historical knowledge
  • heritage roles
  • IT
  • historical knowledge

Course programme

Students must complete 180 credits in total. 120 credits must be from MA taught modules and 60 credits are from the compulsory Dissertation in History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia (15PARC996).

Taught modules (120 credits) need to be taken as follows:

  • 15 credits from list A (China)
  • 15 credits from list B (Japan/Korea)
  • 15 credits from list C (Trans-regional)
  • 15 further credits from either list A, B or C
  • 15 credits from list 'Other Options in the History of Art and Archaeology (non East Asian)'
  • 45 credits from the list of available History of Art and Archaeology options

Students may be allowed to study for the MA on a part-time basis.

  • The part-time MA may be taken over two years, in which case the student takes two 30 credit modules (or equivalent 15 credit modules) in the first year, and two 30 credit modules (or equivalent 15 credit modules) and the dissertation in the second year.
  • Alternatively, it can be taken over three years, in which case the student can distribute the 120 credits modules evenly in each of the three years. The dissertation can be written in year two or three, but it is strongly recommended that this be undertaken in the final year of the programme. It must be submitted in September of the year in which the student registers for it.

Compulsory
  • Dissertation in History of Art and Archaeology: History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia
List A: China
  • Ancient Chinese Civilisation
  • Art and Archaeology of the Silk Road
  • Arts of Modern and Contemporary China (since 1800)
  • Ceramics in Chinese Culture: 10th - 18th Centuries
  • China and the Silk Road: Art and Archaeology
  • Chinese Porcelain: Trade, Transfer and Reception
  • Painting and Visual Culture in China
  • The Silk Road and its Origins: Art and Archaeology
  • Visual Arts of Dynastic China (to 1800) (Cohort A)
List B: Japan and Korea
  • Art And Religious Experience In Premodern Japan
  • Arts of Koryo and Chosen Korea
  • Japanese Ceramics Past and Present
  • Modern and Contemporary Korean Art
  • Popular Practice in the Edo Period Arts
  • Sacred Art and Architecture of Ancient Korea
  • Shogunal Iconography in the Edo Period
List C: Transregional
  • Asia and Africa On Display: Objects, Exhibitions and Transculturism
  • Buddhist and Hindu Art of the Maritime Silk Route
  • Collecting and Curating Buddhist Art in the Museum
  • Critical Themes in Tibetan Art
  • Interpreting Visual Expressions of the Mandala
  • Issues in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
  • Tibetan Buddhist Monuments in Context
  • Understanding Art East and West: from Asmat Shields to Tate Modern
Other Options in the History of Art and Archaeology
  • Arab Painting
  • Architectural Boundaries and the Body
  • Art and Architecture of the Early Ottomans and the Beyliks (13-15th centuries)
  • Art and Architecture of the Fatimids
  • Arts of the Tamil Temple
  • Critical Theory in Art History and Material Culture
  • Cross-Cultural Approaches to Aesthetics
  • Diaspora Contexts and Visual Culture
  • The Figure of the Buddha: Theory, Practice and the Making of Buddhist Art History
  • Illustrated Manuscript Cultures of Southeast Asia
  • Imag(in)ing Buddhahood in South Asia (1)
  • The Indian Temple
  • Islam and the West: Artistic and Cultural Contacts
  • Islamic Archaeology
  • Islamic Art and Architecture of Eastern Mediterranean of the Period of the Crusades (11th-14th centuries)
  • Islamic Art & Architecture of Medieval Anatolia and the South Caucasus (11-13th centuries)
  • Painting and Visual Culture in China
  • Modern and Contemporary Arts in Africa
  • Monuments and sculpture of Angkor
  • Visuality and Islamic Art
  • Persian Painting
  • Photography and the Image in Africa
  • Representing Conflict: A Cross-Cultural and Inter Disciplinary Approach
  • Sacred Art and Architecture of Ancient Korea
  • Tibetan Buddhist Monuments in Context
Options in Other DepartmentsAnthropology
  • Culture and Society of China
  • Culture and Society of Japan
History
  • Japanese Modernity I
  • Japanese Modernity II
  • Knowledge and Power in Early Modern China
  • Nationhood and Competing Identities in Modern China
Media Studies
  • Media Spectacle and Urban Space in East Asia
Music
  • Music on the Silk Road: travel and circulation (PG)
  • Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters)
Study of Religions
  • Buddhism in Tibet
  • Buddhist Meditation in India and Tibet
  • Chinese Religious Texts: A Reading Seminar
  • East Asian Buddhist Thought
  • Imag(in)ing Buddhahood in South Asia (2)
  • Religious Practice in Japan: Texts, Rituals and Believers
China and Asia
  • Modern Chinese Film and Theatre (MA)
  • Modern Film from Taiwan and the Chinese Diaspora
  • Traditional Chinese Language and Literature
  • Chinese 1 (PG)
  • Chinese 2 (PG)
  • Chinese 3 (PG)
  • Chinese 4 (PG)
  • Special Course in Chinese: Reading Classical and Literary Chinese (PG)
Japan and Korea
  • Japanese 1 (PG)
  • Korean 1 (PG)
  • Cinema, Nation and Transcultural Asia
  • Japanese Post-War Film Genres and the Avant-Garde
  • Japanese Television since 1953
  • Japanese Transnational Cinema: From Kurosawa to Asia Extreme and Studio Ghibli
  • Trajectories of Modernity in Korean Literature (Masters)
  • Trajectories of Modernity in Korean Literature (Masters)

This is the structure for 2018/19 applicants

If you are a current student you can find structure information on Moodle or through your Department.

Programme Specification
  • Programme Specification - MA Art and Archaeology of East Asia 2017-18 (pdf; 59kb)
  • Programme Details - MA Art and Archaeology of East Asia 2017-18 (pdf; 134kb)
  • Revised Programme Specification - MA Art and Archaeology of East Asia 2018-2019 (pdf; 289kb)
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MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia

£ 9,225 + VAT