Visual Cultures: Practice and Activism Mres

Middlesex University
A London (Inghilterra)

£ 7.200 - (8.061 )
IVA inc.

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  • Postgraduate
  • London (Inghilterra)
  • Durata:
    2 Years
  • Quando:

Our approach to Visual Cultures frames it in terms of what it can do alongside what it can know. Be inspired by a team of world renowned teaching and research staff, who will challenge you to explore existing paradigms, develop an individual approach to visual culture research, and articulate your thinking as you develop your 'manifesto' and portfolio.

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Quali sono gli obiettivi della formazione?

This exciting course operates at the forefront of a rich, interdisciplinary academic and creative landscape. Pushing at the limits of Visual Culture, we encourage students to approach the field from a variety of perspectives.

Working with, and feeding into, learning networks beyond the University, we aim to influence and inform the emerging and developing communities of professional, activist, creative and research practice around Visual Cultures. We champion creative and activist practices as both methods of engagement and as subjects of enquiry, drawing on our 130 year history of experimental and progressive attitudes to art and design through our origins as the Hornsey College of Art.

Requisiti: Your interview The interview itself usually lasts about 15 minutes, but please allow an hour as this usually includes a tour of our facilities. We use the interview to allow us to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests and for you to learn more about us. The interview will explore why you want to study the subject with us; there will be no trick questions, so don't be too nervous.


Dove e quando

Inizio Luogo
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Visual Cultures


We offer two modes of study, part time and low residency, which run concurrently over two years. The part time mode allows students to integrate the course with ongoing personal and professional commitments; the low residency mode enables students from around the world to follow the course through short, intensive periods of on site study, supported by online teaching, resources and communities.

Year 1
Throughout the course, students and tutors will work together. Teaching and learning is based upon a model of knowledge exchange and negotiation, foregrounding student led initiatives.

Semester 1
Visual Cultures: Sites and Texts, Articulations and Mappings (40 credits)

The first semester starts with an intensive, week long Visual Cultures Boot Camp, introducing the historical and theoretical foundations, contestations and generations of 'visual culture' as a field or discipline. The following weeks will build upon emerging themes through sites, (con)texts and mappings, exploring a range of practice and research methodologies and examining networks and collaborative partnerships through a variety of means, including site visits, workshops, lectures, discussions and online activities.

As the semester progresses you will negotiate, map and articulate your own sites and texts, working towards the publication of a 'manifesto' for practice and activism. Assessment will be through a critical and reflective portfolio.

Semester 2
Making Public: Pitching a Project, Developing a Network (40 credits)

The notion of 'making public' is central to this course as a strategy under constant negotiation, in relation to the 'public', 'publics' and 'publication'. The second semester will focus on building networks and developing an ambitious proposal, which you will realise and 'make public' in Year 2.

Your proposal will identify potential activities or actions that realise your manifesto, and locate your practice through relevant contexts, forms and sites. As such, you will engage with appropriate Visual Culture research methodologies in its various theoretical, creative, practice based, activist and networked modes. Assessment will be by critical and reflective portfolio and presentation.

Year 2
Making Public: Presentations and Publications (Final research project, 100 credits)

In Year 2 your focus will be on realising and 'making public' your research project, by mobilising the relevant principles, processes and strategies of practice and/or activism.

'Making public' can take a variety of forms, which you will negotiate with your tutors. Examples include a publication of critical reflective writing, a body of engaged activist practice, or an exhibition of practice with an accompanying text.

You will be assessed on your critical reflection, documentation and 'publication', supported by practice/ research portfolios, the terms of which will be open to negotiation.

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