Taught course

Contemporary Visual Culture

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Art
Qualifications
MAMFA

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This interdisciplinary subject explores the meanings and effects of visual images and ways of looking. Through its core elements, options and route specific seminars, the programme examines the status of the visual in a society that is becoming increasingly saturated with visual technologies and interrogates the ways that images contribute to the formation of identities and social environments.

You will be encouraged to engage in a critical and creative approach to the subject. The MA provides opportunities for the production of a wide variety of academic writing as well as possibilities to develop critical thinking through visual practice. The programme encourages a high degree of independent research that will culminate in either a dissertation or a project combining written and visual material.

The MA Contemporary Visual Culture is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

The programme is practice driven and focussed on the development of your existing practice. It will enable you to identify and explore new concepts and approaches negotiated through an individual Working Synopsis.

You will establish key theories and issues relating to Contemporary Curating, Design Cultures and Contemporary Visual Culture and then develop these into more complex approaches.

The MA Contemporary Visual Culture is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

Unit 1: Practice 1 -Art - Contemporary Curating, Contemporary Visual Culture, Design Cultures

Unit 2: Choice of one option from the following-

Contested Territories

Digital Futures

Health and Wellbeing

Images and Archives

Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design

Negotiated Study

Object and Context

The Museum and The City

Writing Research and Funding Proposals


Unit 3: Practice 2 - Art- Contemporary Curating, Contemporary Visual Culture, Design Cultures

Unit 4: Professional Platforms

Unit 5: Practice 3 Major Project (Contemporary Curating, Contemporary Visual Culture, Design Culture)

If you choose to progress to MFA Contemporary Visual Culture award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This award is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MFA

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969