Taught course

Art and Design History

Kingston University · Art and Design History

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in:

  • art history; or
  • design history; or
  • a humanities subject, such as English literature, film and media studies or sociology; or
  • a practice-based degree in an area such as fine art with some art history.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides an interdisciplinary study of the history of both art and design. As well as advancing your knowledge of developments that have occurred in these vibrant areas of practice in modernity. You will acquire transferable skills in research, writing and creative practice.

The course is unique for its art school context, and makes full use of the workshops and learning resources available to all students during their studies at Kingston School of Art. The Art and Design History MA culminates in the student's choice of Major Project, either a dissertation or practice-based research submission and commentary (e.g. moving image, printmaking, photography, 3D).

Key features

  • The major project allows you to develop your own interests and gain valuable research skills by writing a dissertation or submitting a creative project
  • There are optional workshop inductions that provide you with access to 3D, moving image and printmaking, photography and letterpress resources
  • A range of submissions including essays, presentations and creative portfolios

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months
part time
24 months

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