School of Modern Languages & Cultures | MA Visual Culture 12 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Visual Culture at Durham University

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MA Visual Culture looks across time and place to offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of Visual Culture & Arts and to understand how and why we interact with objects and images.


Looking across time and place, this interdisciplinary MA in Visual Culture offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of Visual Culture & Arts and your understanding of how we perceive and interact with objects and images around us.


By studying examples such as Fine Art, Film, Photography, Architecture as well as Scientific Imaging Practices, you will be able to explore the uniqueness of objects, images and events, understand how to appreciate them and consider how other people may respond to them in the context of the working practices found in cultural institutions including museums, galleries and heritage organisations.


The course is delivered over one year full-time and two years part-time through a mixture of lectures, interactive seminars, skills development workshops and field trips. It consists of core and optional modules and a dissertation which will cover both Theory & Practice in Visual Culture.


Your learning will benefit hugely from the University’s strengths in the subject, including the Centre for Visual Arts & Cultures, which hosts a wide range of events and brings together researchers across Departments and Faculties. You will also have access to University institutions such as the Oriental Museum and Palace Green Library.


This course has been created to prepare you to be able to continue your studies in Visual Culture at a higher level with a view to pursuing a research career in academia but it will also provide you with a qualification which will act as a springboard to a career in the vibrant and fascinating cultural sector.


Our approach to learning and research encourages a freedom of thinking and expression about language and cultures that provides sought-after skills and a worldview that will be attractive to top employers.


In an environment of globalisation, the ability to display a knowledge and understanding of the diverse world we inhabit and to understand and communicate effectively is crucial.


Following graduation, we offer the option of building on your research activity at a higher academic level and progressing into teaching with roles at universities across Europe, the USA, Australia and the Middle East a viable option.


If your aspirations lie more towards developing a professional career, our qualifications offer a weather of opportunities with recent graduates taking up positions in university administration, translation, analytics, museum curating, rare bookselling and the French film industry.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Modern Languages

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Visual Culture at Durham University

[email protected]


MA Visual Culture looks across time and place to offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of Visual Culture & Arts and to understand how and why we interact with objects and images.


Looking across time and place, this interdisciplinary MA in Visual Culture offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of Visual Culture & Arts and your understanding of how we perceive and interact with objects and images around us.


By studying examples such as Fine Art, Film, Photography, Architecture as well as Scientific Imaging Practices, you will be able to explore the uniqueness of objects, images and events, understand how to appreciate them and consider how other people may respond to them in the context of the working practices found in cultural institutions including museums, galleries and heritage organisations.


The course is delivered over one year full-time and two years part-time through a mixture of lectures, interactive seminars, skills development workshops and field trips. It consists of core and optional modules and a dissertation which will cover both Theory & Practice in Visual Culture.


Your learning will benefit hugely from the University’s strengths in the subject, including the Centre for Visual Arts & Cultures, which hosts a wide range of events and brings together researchers across Departments and Faculties. You will also have access to University institutions such as the Oriental Museum and Palace Green Library.


This course has been created to prepare you to be able to continue your studies in Visual Culture at a higher level with a view to pursuing a research career in academia but it will also provide you with a qualification which will act as a springboard to a career in the vibrant and fascinating cultural sector.


Our approach to learning and research encourages a freedom of thinking and expression about language and cultures that provides sought-after skills and a worldview that will be attractive to top employers.


In an environment of globalisation, the ability to display a knowledge and understanding of the diverse world we inhabit and to understand and communicate effectively is crucial.


Following graduation, we offer the option of building on your research activity at a higher academic level and progressing into teaching with roles at universities across Europe, the USA, Australia and the Middle East a viable option.


If your aspirations lie more towards developing a professional career, our qualifications offer a weather of opportunities with recent graduates taking up positions in university administration, translation, analytics, museum curating, rare bookselling and the French film industry.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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