New Video Brings Art Histories MA to Life

We are delighted to reveal the premiere of a brand new video that showcases our new MA Art & Material Histories, focusing on it’s distinctive aspects.

Filmed in just one (very busy) day, the video features Head of Art Histories Tom Groves and Art Histories Tutor Dr Elizabeth Johnson describing the singular flavour of the course and focuses on the work of students and tutors from across our range of specialist courses, demonstrating the Art School’s commitment to learning-through-making and hands-on material enquiry.

We think the resulting film truly reflects the unique atmosphere of life at a real art school and is an insightful exploration of the new MA course and its commitment to theoretical material enquiry. Take a look and see for yourself…

Students on our new MA Art & Material Histories, will scrutinise the use of materials in a range of historical and contemporary artworks and material objects. Critical thinking will focus on the ‘material turn’ and how the material and ‘immaterial’ world of objects, things, and the stuff they are made from, can relate to philosophical, theoretical, technological, social, and political contexts.

Based at the Art School, the course is enriched by the diversity of making and creative endeavour undertaken by our Fine Art, Conservation and Wood and Stone Carving students, and access to our specialist facilities offers the opportunity for hands-on material enquiry.

The MA Art & Material Histories commences in autumn 2019 and is open for applications. Find more information and book onto an open day.

Behind-the-scenes shots from the making of the film…


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