Taught course

Art: Theory and Philosophy

Institution
University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins · School of Art
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

An applicant will be considered for admission who has already achieved an educational level equivalent to an Honours Degree. This educational level may be demonstrated by:

  • An Honours Degree or an equivalent academic qualification
  • A professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours Degree.


Applicants who do not meet the standard course entry requirements may still be considered if the application demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might be demonstrated by:

  • Prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required
  • A combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning that, taken together, can be shown to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MRes Art allows you to address a specialist area of fine art research and to explore the relationships between your chosen specialism and the broader fine art community in the context of our Fine Art Programme.

Synergies in our Fine Art Programme - incorporating MA Fine Art, MA Art and Science, MA Photography, MRes Art: Exhibition Studies, MRes Art: Moving Image, and MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy - create a dynamic context for exploring practices and issues within contemporary culture.

In its extended full-time mode MRes Art gives you the flexibility to access London's richly varied opportunities for work and study while maximising your personal and professional development.

MRes Art prepares you to work particularly in the academic and research contexts of professional environments, to undertake PhD study, or pursue independent research. The course benefits from links with relevant professional and academic organisations in London and internationally and from the varied expertise of its research staff.

MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy offers a close reading of relevant texts as well as detailed discussion to promote your understanding and knowledge of major debates and approaches within Continental philosophy and aesthetics, the Marxist intellectual tradition, and psychoanalytic theory concerning art. Key issues include philosophy's relevance for the theorisation of art, politics, philosophy and art, philosophical approaches to contemporary art, and philosophy and art in a globalised context. Students in the second year of the course can pursue either discursive or practice-based forms of research.

Information for international students

The English language requirement for entry for this course is IELTS Academic 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the 4 skills (on one single test).

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
info@csm.arts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7514 7023
Fax
+44 (0)20 7514 7254