Taught course

Contemporary Arts China

Institution
Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Art
Qualifications
MAPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have an upper second-class degree (or higher) in a relevant subject. International applicants should note that this is a demanding course that requires a high standard of reading, writing and listening skills, full-time students are expected to have a minimum English standard of IELTS 6.5.

PgCert / PgDip / MA

Months of entry

September

Course content

Developed with our internationally-renowned partners, this course offered by the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) will enable you to gain expertise in contemporary arts in China, as well as professional experience, while developing your own research and practice.

The course is aimed at ambitious researchers and practitioners who want to pursue an international career in the arts, and want to become research-led practitioners and professionals. Its focus on professional development makes it ideal for recent graduates, curators, artists, designers, art historians, writers and others.

This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification.

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Arts in China
  • Art and Transcultural communication
  • Professional Development
  • Global China
  • Research in Practice
  • Professional Practice (including work placement)

Assessment:

The course uses a variety of assessment methods which are dependent upon the module learning objectives and individual students particular specialism. Some modules will require written dissertations whilst others have the option to present practical work (a body of work, exhibition, artefact or equivalent) accompanied by a critical textual submission and others require verbal presentations. The exact nature of these outcomes will be negotiated with and determined by with the module assessor/responsible examiner.

Information for international students

International applicants should note that this is a demanding course that requires a high standard of reading, writing and listening skills, full-time students are expected to have a minimum English standard of IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGCert

full time
4 months

PGDip

full time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
Course enquiry team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
0121 331 5595