ACW in conversation under Liam Gillick’s Discussion Island at the Return Gallery. Photo by: Louis Haugh

Art in the Contemporary World is a taught postgraduate programme that examines contemporary art practices and their critical, theoretical, historical and social contexts.

The course offers an opportunity for focused engagement with the varied challenges presented by today’s most ambitious art practices, bridging the relationship between theory and practice by creating exciting study opportunities for both practitioners and theorists.

This innovative programme welcomes graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including: fine art; art history; philosophy; literature; film studies; architecture; communications; or design. We are actively interested in recruiting from across a range of disciplines in order to generate a dynamic mix of student research interests.

Graduates from the MA Art in the Contemporary World have gone on to receive international awards and residencies, to take up respected curatorial positions and to publish writings in prominent academic journals and art magazines.

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