Taught course

History of Art (Modern and Contemporary Art)

Institution
University of York · Department of History of Art
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We welcome students who have previously studied History of Art, but also those from other backgrounds.

You should have, or be about to complete, a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

We will consider applications from mature students or applicants without formal academic qualifications if you have substantial related experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Modern and contemporary art has great cultural significance-numerous galleries and museums globally specialise in these works, and offer diverse definitions of modernity and the contemporary era.

Our Masters in Modern and Contemporary Art will develop your ability to analyse images, art and architecture in a conceptual way; a valuable skill in a contemporary society with innovative technologies of visual research and communication.

Our flexible programme enables you to study a wide variety of works ranging from painting, sculpture and architecture, to photography, installation, performance and contemporary works engaging with new media and the digital world. You can study modules that are jointly designed and taught in collaboration with the Tate.

You’ll go on field trips for practical experience, and benefit from Yorkshire’s strong modern and contemporary art presence with the Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Henry Moore Institute all within easy reach.

We have developed successful partnerships with a range of modern art museums and galleries, which will enrich your studies and may offer you placement opportunities and privileged access to collections.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
histart-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 322978