[artinfo] MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art, London

Csóka Edina ecsoka at mucsarnok.hu
Tue Feb 9 11:21:57 CET 2010

e-artnow presents: MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design
MA in Critical Writing in Art and Design

Royal College of Art


The Master and Margarita.
A Graphic Novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejba
Self-Made Hero, 2009 (courtesy of the artists)
david.crowley at rca.ac.uk
Phone: 00442075904485 
Fax: 00442075904490

Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU
United Kingdom

A new postgraduate programme for writers and critics starting at the Royal College of Art in London in October 2010 
In October 2010 the Royal College of Art in London will launch a new MA programme in Critical Writing in Art and Design. The postgraduate programme has been designed to develop the literary and intellectual skills required for art and design criticism in an age of rapid technological and cultural change.

This full-time, two-year MA explores different aspects of writing about and for contemporary art and design. Students on the programme will develop specialist knowledge of a field of art, design, architecture, fashion or the applied arts. They will also follow a common programme of classes designed to develop their skills as writers, editors and thinkers.

Students on this master's programme will be working amongst artists, designers, architects and applied artists studying in Britain's only postgraduate university of art and design. A stimulating and intellectually provocative setting; world-leading artists, critics and designers exhibit, lecture and teach here.

Students on the Critical Writing in Art and Design MA will have opportunities to publish their work - interviews, reviews, polemics, sustained critical essays and scripts - on-line and in print. Working alongside graphic designers and other postgraduates in the College, they will produce a major print publication in the second year of their studies. Graduates will leave the College with a portfolio of different kinds of writing, editing skills and critical understanding as well as membership of a formidable network of RCA graduates.

Interviews for places on the course will be held in March (subject to February validation of the programme). Applications are encouraged from anyone with a good BA degree in a humanities / arts subject (including studio-courses in art and design). Applicants will need to demonstrate a commitment to writing and a strong interest in contemporary art and design practice.

The College is able to allocate more than £2.5 million in bursaries to eligible students towards the fees and the costs of living in London. They are available to UK and EU students on a competitive basis.

For further details, please go to www.rca.ac.uk/prospectus

If you have further queries, please contact programme leader David Crowley - david.crowley at rca.ac.uk

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