2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies
|Programme code:||MA-AH/AGM-FT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Rob Knifton||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
A part time version of this programme is available (programme code MA-AH/AGM-PT). Please contact Dr Rob Knifton for further details.
Total credits: 180
A 2:1 degree at first degree level or above. Vocational experience may be taken into account
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
The MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies puts theory and practice into dialogue.
You will develop critical understandings of the histories of art galleries and museums and explore and challenge key ideas that have shaped museum practice. You will also deploy these historical and theoretical understandings to develop innovative approaches to curation, interpretation and engaging audiences.
A core strand of the MA traces the emergence of art galleries, museums and country houses in western Europe and opens up critical questions about how the past is presented in art galleries and museums. You will build on this work though choosing an optional modules exploring contemporary curatorial strategies, technologies and media, cultural memory, material culture and audiences.
Another core strand is underpinned by action learning and puts contemporary curation in an international context. From the first you will work on an interpretation intervention project, with an archive or gallery collection, in real or virtual ways. This intensive experience of project planning, management, collaboration and team working prepares you for undertaking an optional work placement in your second semester, with a range of placement projects available that engage practically with the museum and gallery sector in Leeds and beyond.
You will also develop advanced research skills which will equip you to develop appropriate questions and methods for your dissertation. Your development as a researcher will be supported by your involvement in the active research culture provided by the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage.
You will study in the heart of a cultural hub for this diverse and vibrant region. Leeds is home to a national museum, nine council-run museums, galleries and heritage sites and many private and charitable museums and galleries. We are also a short bus or train journey away from everything the rest of Yorkshire has to offer, from The Hepworth Wakefield to the National Media Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Bronte Parsonage Museum.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|ARTF5101M||Advanced Research Skills 1||5 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|ARTF5102M||Advanced Research Skills 2||5 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ARTF5253M||Interpretations||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|ARTF5254M||Critical Issues||15 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
|ARTF5255M||History and the Museum: Representation, Narrative and Memory||30 credits||Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)|
Students must choose one dissertation module
|ARTF5720M||Dissertation for the MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies||50 credits||1 Jan to 30 Sep|
|ARTF5999M||MA Practice-led Dissertation||50 credits||1 Jan to 30 Sep|
Candidates will be required to study 60 credits of optional modules in semester 2
|ARTF5000M||Africa Displaying / Displaying Africa||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|ARTF5011M||Jewish Museums and the Display of Cultural Difference||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|ARTF5031M||Unfinished Business: Trauma, Cultural Memory and the Holocaust||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ARTF5032M||Movies, Migrants and Diasporas||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|ARTF5051M||Intersecting Practices: Questioning the Intersection of Contemporary Art and Heritage||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ARTF5052M||Adventures in the Archive||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ARTF5069M||Art & Money: the modern and contemporary art markets||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ARTF5071M||Encountering Things: Art and Entanglement in Anglo-Saxon England||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|ARTF5109M||Prehuman to Post-Anthropocene||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|ARTF5111M||Art of the Silk Roads||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|ARTF5189M||Procuring Representation: Contemporary Art, East Asia, Gender||30 credits||Not running in 202223|
|ARTF5191M||Anthropology, Art and Representation||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|ARTF5802M||Placements in Context: Policy, Organizations and Practice||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|EDUC5039M||Creative Inquiry, Communication and Learning||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PECI5105M||Creative Work||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PECI5106M||Performance and Collaborative Enterprise||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
|PECI5211M||Audience, Engagement and Impact||30 credits||Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)|
This list is indicative and may change depending on staff availability
Year3 - View timetable
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