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MRes (Masters of Research) Art

MRes (Masters of Research) Art, launched last academic year at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, is an exciting postgraduate programme focused on artistic research in three areas:

  • MRes Art: Exhibition Studies. This course engages in art historical research from the perspective of contemporary art exhibitions, their display and their curatorial strategies. Exhibitions, as the contexts in which artworks are first made public, constitute the key critical moments in an artwork's trajectory, and this programme provides groundbreaking analysis of the factors and processes that shape such occasions. The course is aimed at graduate or professional applicants with a committed interest in art and art theory, research and curatorial practice; however, students from a broad spectrum are encouraged to apply.
  • MRes Art: Moving Image. This course addresses the critical and theoretical discourses surrounding the practice of artists' moving image, from a historical as well as a contemporary perspective. In collaboration with LUX, the London-based agency for artists' moving image, this programme's pathway aims to promote new scholarship in the field of artists' moving image, directed through a concentrated series of seminars, screenings and symposia. The course is aimed at graduates, artists and professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge of artists' film and video, for the purposes of following academic, curatorial or practice-led interests in the area.
  • MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy. This course promotes dialogue amongst practitioners and theorists about art discourse today. Highly relevant for both artists and writers, the course discusses art from a contemporary perspective embracing ideas in Continental philosophy (from Immanuel Kant to the postmodernists), the Marxist intellectual tradition (the Frankfurt School, Slavoj Zizek), as well as psychoanalytic and gender theories (Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva). Pursuing the relationship between art, theory and philosophy, the course aims to advance both art practice as a form of thinking and thinking as a form of practice.

The three courses are taught at King's Cross, the college's new campus in Central London, and are directly tailored to individual interests and strengths.

Applications are being accepted for the academic year 201213, to be submitted by 30 June 2012.

For more information, please visit: www.csm.arts.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/