Taught course

Avant-Gardes

Institution
University of Essex · School of Philosophy and Art History
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We will consider applications with an overall grade of 2:2 and above, in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Discover the radical, the unorthodox and the innovative. The Avant-Garde is an artistic movement that has had an impact across various forms of art such as literature, theatre and film, which pushes the boundaries of creativity and challenges the status quo.

Explore the concept of the Avant-Garde and the influence that it had during the inter-war period, and how it continues to influence creative arts today. Our specialised course deepens your understanding and enhances your ability to critically evaluate the Avant-Garde in all its multiple manifestations, analysing creative work from the early 20th Century through to the present day. In addition, you explore theoretical and creative approaches to the Avant-Garde, which enables you to develop your own theoretical ideas and practice.

Our unique course offers a focused approach on this particular area of the arts, and gives you the opportunity to study multiple disciplines across literature, film, art history and creative writing. Typical topics to choose from include:

  • The avant-garde influence on literature
  • The impact of the avant-garde in documentary film-making
  • Psychogeography
  • The study of Oulipo
  • Poetry and performance art

Our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015) and in the Top 200 worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2017), and three-quarters of our research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

This course is also available on a part-time basis.

Information for international students

ELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,125
International students
£15,450

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk