MA in Art, Aesthetics & Cultural Institutions
An innovative Masters programme, run by the University of Liverpool’s Department of Philosophy.
This course offers a unique opportunity to study art, history of art, aesthetics, design, film and other related academic subjects, and also to consider the theory and practice of curating and museology. The programme attracts students from around the world as well as from the local community, providing the chance to meet people with shared interests and varied experience, and to benefit from Liverpool’s distinctive and thriving cultural scene.
A key component of the programme is active collaboration between the Department of Philosophy, CAVA (Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts), and local cultural institutions including Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Static, and Culture Campus. This collaboration creates an academic environment in which students can grasp the practical application of theory and, if they wish, develop more practice-based skills. These skills are taught through a Research Skills and Placement module, which includes an internship either within an external cultural institution or in the University’s own art gallery and museum.