Taught course

Ethics of Art and Design

Institution
University of Brighton · School of Humanities
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Normally an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Appropriate accredited modules completed as part of other masters degrees (or their recognised equivalent) are taken into consideration in judging which elements, if any, need not be completed. Prior learning will also be accredited as appropriate. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 7.0 overall and 6.5 in writing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Art and Design Ethics MA is suitable for students with no background in philosophy. The first two core units, which students on all the degrees take together, are designed to introduce you to the activity of philosophical thinking. Two further core units, again taken by everyone, prepare you for your research project.

Modules

The Ethics of Practice

  • Contemporary art practice: shock values
  • Contemporary art practice: political interventions
  • New media and the question of copyright
  • Design ethics: sustainability and social responsibility
  • Curating: issues of ownership and appropriation
  • Artist/designer/curator in local/global contexts

Ethics of Research in Art and Design Practice

  • Ethics of representation: practices of looking/theories of knowing
  • Photography from the newspaper to the gallery
  • Exhibiting artefacts and bodies
  • The ‘other’: body and culture
  • Issues of (dis)ability

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries team
Email
enquiries@brighton.ac.uk
Phone
01273 644644