DESIGN HISTORY & MATERIAL CULTURE and ART IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: Exciting MA Opportunities at National College of Art and Design, Dublin
Applications are now being accepted for the following 2 Masters programmes offered by the Faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin
(1) MA – DESIGN HISTORY AND MATERIAL CULTURE
The Master of Arts: Design History and Material Culture provides a dynamic platform for the study of design and material culture from the eighteenth century to the present day. An innovative series of themed modules introduces students to objects, spaces and the material culture of everyday life, and to the range of critical and interdisciplinary approaches which are used in design and material culture studies.
This course draws on the wide-ranging academic expertise of faculty members in the fields of the history of decorative arts and design, dress history, architectural history and material culture as well as interacting with studio staff and students, and benefits from close relationships and joint initiatives with a wide range of museums, cultural institutions and historic properties. We welcome graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds, including: design; fine art; art history; history; archaeology; sociology; politics; literature; film studies; architecture; or communications.
For more information on this MA programme please email the course coordinator: Dr Anna Moran (email@example.com) or the Visual Culture secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Further information is also available on the course website (http://www.designhistory.ie).
(2) MA ART IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: www.acw.ie
An intensive masters programme focusing on contemporary art practices and their critical, theoretical, historical and social contexts.
Participants will interrogate the relationship between theory and practice in the context of our innovative network of peers and colleagues. We welcome graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including: fine art; art history; philosophy; literature; film studies; architecture; communications; or design.
Art in the Contemporary World regularly collaborates with key cultural institutions in Ireland such as: Irish Museum of Modern Art; Irish Film Institute; Dublin City Gallery; Kerlin Gallery and The Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
In recent years guests included: Massimiliano Gioni, curator at the New Museum in New York; Katrina Brown, director of the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art; Kathrin Rhomberg, curator of the 2010 Berlin Biennale; Frieze magazine senior editor Dan Fox; film-maker Kenneth Anger; writer Rebecca Solnit; eminent American art critic Irving Sandler; art writer Maria Fusco and artists Lynda Benglis, Liam Gillick, Phil Collins, Susan Philipsz, Duncan Campbell and Walid Raad.
Students can apply for one of two pathways available in both full and part time options: (i) Visual Culture Pathway (a theory only option); and (ii) Combined Fine Art / Visual Culture Pathway (run as a collaboration between the Faculties of Fine Art & Visual Culture and intended for practicing artists)
For more information contact the course team: Declan Long (email@example.com) or Francis Halsall (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for applications: 11 June 2012
Both MA programmes are offered on a full-time or part-time basis over one or two years respectively. For information on application guidelines, fees and funding, please see the postgraduate prospectus: http://www.ncad.ie/postgraduate/postgrad_taught.shtml
NCAD is the leading provider of postgraduate art and design education in Ireland. It provides advanced study, practice and research across art, design, education, history, theory and criticism. Its Faculty of Visual Culture is an interdisciplinary centre for teaching and research in humanities and social science disciplines with particular focus and expertise across the history, theory and criticism of art, design and visual culture.
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