The MA in Art History and Visual Culture is dually accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and validated by The Open University.The programme builds on the success of Richmond’s MA in Art History which, over more than a decade, established an international reputation for its innovative, intercultural curriculum and successful record of student placement in world-class museums, galleries and PhD programs. The MA in Art History and Visual Culture takes Richmond’s approach to art history, theory and practice to a new, global and contemporary level.
5 Key Features of the MA in Art History and Visual Culture:
- One year program in central London with access to world class galleries, museums, libraries and archives
- Dual validation in the US (Middle States Commission on Higher Education) and UK (the Open University, revalidation awarded April 2011)
- Unique intercultural orientation and engagement with contemporary art in a global setting
- Accredited internship and courses equipping students with professional skills
- Small classes (average 10-15 students) and close supervision from faculty engaged in research-led teaching
The program is distinctive in two ways: first, engaging students with an academic curriculum in tune with current interdisciplinary trends in visual culture, exploring a variety of visual art across cultures and through time, particularly in terms of what is happening on the contemporary global art scene; and second, giving students the skills and experience, including classes on professional practice and an accredited internship, for successful career placements.