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
The course aims to foster innovative perspectives and new understandings of Chinese contemporary art, design, visual culture and contemporary China, through transdisciplinary practice, research training and professional development.
It caters for recent graduates, curators, artists, designers, art historians, writers and more, who have the ambition to become active, globally-minded, research-led creative practitioners, researchers and professionals in the field of contemporary arts.
Affiliated with the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University, the course offers students an opportunity to gain professional experience by working with internationally renown partners, leading arts organisations, curators and practitioners, participating in seminars, residencies and live research projects in UK, China and internationally.
This course is divided into three trimesters to allow students to work towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's qualification.
- Contemporary Arts in Greater China;
- Transcultural Communication;
- Personal and Professional Development;
- Self directed final dissertation or Practice-led Project.
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.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course enquiry team
- 0121 331 5595