Kingston University: Art and Design History (MA)

InstitutionKingston University View institution profile
Department Art and Design History
Telephone 0844 855 2177
Study type Taught


This course provides an interdisciplinary study of the history of both art and design. As well as advancing your knowledge of developments that have occurred in these vibrant areas of practice in modernity - and, in particular, the last 50 years - the course will also provide you with transferable skills in history, theory and research.

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Qualification MA
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BA (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in: art history; or design history; or a humanities subject, such as English literature, film and media studies or sociology; or a practice-based degree in an area such as fine art with some art history; interview. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.


Seminar presentations, essays, dissertation (12,000-15,000 words), and major project (5,000+ words).


Core modules: Interrogating art and design: critical perspectives and creative practices; modernities: Between avant-garde and altermodern; creative economies and cultural industries; the politics of design: artefacts, identity and protest; major project.

Location Knights Park
Grange Road
Kingston upon Thames


EU 7200 GBP for Year 1
England 7200 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 7200 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 7200 GBP for Year 1
Wales 7200 GBP for Year 1
International 14500 GBP for Year 1

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