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Royal College has new MA in critical writing

From:     ed
Category: Art
Date:     27 January 2010
Time:     07:26 AM


worldwidereviewers unite and get  a qualification!

"In October 2010 the Royal College of Art in London will launch anew MA programme in Critical 
Writing in Art and Design. Thepostgraduate programme has been designed to develop the 
literaryand intellectual skills required for art and design criticism inan age of rapid technological and 
cultural change.  This full-time, two-year MA explores different aspects of writingabout and for 
contemporary art and design. Students on theprogramme will develop specialist knowledge of a field 
of art,design, architecture, fashion or the applied arts. They will alsofollow a common programme of 
classes designed to develop theirskills as writers, editors and thinkers. Students on this masterís 
programme will be working amongst artists,designers, architects and applied artists studying in 
Britainís onlypostgraduate university of art and design. A stimulating andintellectually provocative 
setting; world-leading artists, criticsand designers exhibit, lecture and teach here.  Students on the 
Critical Writing in Art and Design MA will haveopportunities to publish their work - interviews, reviews, 
polemics,sustained critical essays and scripts - on-line and in print. Workingalongside graphic 
designers and other postgraduates in the College,they will produce a major print publication in the 
second year oftheir studies. Graduates will leave the College with a portfolioof different kinds of 
writing, editing skills and criticalunderstanding as well as membership of a formidable network 
ofRCA graduates.  Interviews for places on the course will be held in the spring(subject to February 
validation of the programme). Applicationsare 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 anda strong interest in contemporary art and design practice. 
The College is able to allocate more than £2.5 million in bursariesto eligible students towards the 
fees and the costs of living inLondon. They are available to home and EU students on a 
competitivebasis. For further details, please go to you have further 
queries, please contact programme leaderDavid Crowley at"

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