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University of Buckingham: Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors

Institution University of Buckingham View institution profile
Department English
Web www.buckingham.ac.uk
Email admissions@buckingham.ac.uk
Telephone 01280 820227
Study type Taught

Summary

The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Consistently ranked in the top 5 for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide) o Small group teaching focused – excellent student:staff ratio

This unique MA in French and British Decorative Arts and Interiors, taught in partnership with the Wallace Collection, focuses on the development of interiors and decorative arts in England and France in the “long” eighteenth century (c.1660-c.1830) and their subsequent rediscovery and reinterpretation in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

A key element of the course is the emphasis on the first-hand study of furniture, silver and ceramics, where possible in the context of historic interiors. Based in central London, it draws upon the outstanding collections of the nearby Wallace Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as the expertise of the Wallace Collection curatorial staff and other leading specialists who participate in the teaching.

The MA is designed to appeal to those wishing to pursue careers in heritage organisations, antique-dealing and auctioneering, museums, conservation, interior design or university teaching and research. However, those with a strong personal interest in studying the subject for its own sake are also very welcome.

With its focus on first-hand study of decorative arts within historic interiors, the programme provides a vocational and academic training which has enabled students to pursue careers in museums, interior design, antique dealing, and auctioneering. Some of our past students now work at the Royal Collection, the National Trust and English Heritage.

The MA also provides an excellent spring-board for students wanting to do a PhD in art history or related disciplines.

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