02 February 2012
Postgraduate Studies in Critical Writing in Art and Design
Royal College of Art, UK
Open Day February 23, 2012
Royal College of Art
Postgraduate studies in
Taught by an expert team of writers and critics, the Critical Writing in Art & Design MA programme at the Royal College of Art in London is designed to develop the literary and intellectual skills required to write about art and design in an age of rapid technological and cultural change.
This full-time, two-year MA located in one of the world's leading art and design universities explores different aspects of writing about and for contemporary culture. Students are encouraged to develop specialist knowledge of a field of art, design, architecture, fashion or the applied arts, and to refine their skills as writers, editors and thinkers in a variety of contexts including radio and the Internet. Drawing on the teaching methods of the art school, this programme makes full use of the 'crit' (group reviews of student work), briefs and writing workshops, providing a lively environment for intellectual exchange and collaboration. Students on the programme publish their work—interviews, reviews, polemics, sustained critical essays and scripts—online and in print. Working alongside graphic designers and other postgraduate students in the College, they produce a major publication in the second year of their studies. We welcome students who wish to explore the wide range of potential forms in which writing and publication can take.
On graduating, Critical Writing in Art & Design students will have a portfolio of different kinds of writing, editing skills and critical understanding. Crucially they will also gain access to an extended network of RCA graduates—artists and designers—enhancing opportunities to pursue a career in the arts and the cultural industries.
Based in the heart of London, the RCA is home to just over 1100 talented Master's and research students from all over the world. The College's graduates form an international network of influential individuals who have shaped, and who continue to shape, the culture around us.
Open Day on 23 February 2012
Come along to meet with staff and students to talk about joining the MA or Research programmes (Mphil / PhD).
Interviews will be held in March and April. Applications are encouraged from anyone with a good first degree in a humanities / arts subject (including studio-courses in art and design). The programme also supports MPhil and PhD students.
In 2011/12 the College will allocate more than 2.9 million GBP in bursaries to eligible students towards fees and the costs of living in London. These bursaries are available on a competitive basis. If you are from the USA you should note that the College is designated as an eligible institution for American students to apply for a Guaranteed Student Loan under the new Direct Loan Program. The RCA's School Code is 00942300.