Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism (MA)

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism at University College Cork

Overview

Unique in Ireland, the taught MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism offers a stimulating, rigorous and wide-ranging exploration of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art and theory. Rooted in both solid historical training and cutting-edge critical methods, the course is designed to combine skills in creative and precise visual analysis, close reading of critical texts, and the cultivation of independent and original thinking and research.On completion of the course, you are equipped with skills that are vital to both further academic study and to the pursuit of a wide variety of careers in the arts. Our students typically come to us from backgrounds in the history of art, fine art, film, English literature, philosophy and other related disciplines. The course can be studied full time over one year, or part time (by day) over two years (this part-time option is available to EU students only).

Course Details

The taught MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism includes an intensive course of four core modules in the fields of modern and contemporary art, a literature review (5,000 words) and a dissertation (20,000 words).

Modules:

Part 1

HA6006 Theory for Art History
HA6021 Early Modernisms and the Experience of Modernity

Part Two

HA6007 Modern Art and Modernity
HA6009 Contemporary Art

The Literature Review, submitted in late spring, provides critical preparation for the dissertation, enabling you to develop a thorough, analytical understanding of the body of relevant scholarly literature. The dissertation, prepared in the late spring and summer, is a supervised project of substantial independent research, on a topic of your choice.

Details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKE66 Full-time; CKE63 Part-time

Course Title: Art History - Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 1 year Full-time; 2 years Part-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time

The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over 2 years.

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish EU Fee: EUR 6,000 Full-time; EUR 3,000 per year Part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: You must have an honours primary degree with a 2.1 grade (or equivalent) in History of Art or a cognate discipline (please see detailed entry requirements).

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Course Practicalities

A full-time course, the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism involves four hours of seminar per week, plus approximately 30 hours of weekly independent study and reading.

Assessment

Assessment is based entirely on written assignments, consisting of critical research essays ranging from 2,500 to 5,000 words, in addition to a dissertation of 20,000 words.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: CKE66AdditionalQuestions (263kB) and?
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Further Contact Information

Ms. Maeve Barry
Administrative Assistant
History of Art
E: maeve.barry@ucc.ie
T: +353 (0)21 490 2124

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish EU Fee: EUR 6,000 Full-time; EUR 3,000 per year Part-time

2016 Entry Requirements: You must have an honours primary degree with a 2.1 grade (or equivalent) in History of Art or a cognate discipline (please see detailed entry requirements).

Closing Date: See details in application procedure section below

Next Intake: 11 September 2017

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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