This is the second of the MA’s two compulsory core courses. It introduces students to the key institutions and practices of the art world, and to a range of the materials, media and techniques that art historians and other professionals are concerned with. Teaching is largely seminar and discussion-based, combined with site visits to collections and/or studios. In assessment, emphasis is placed on a grasp of key concepts, on precise examination and description of artworks, and on acquiring exhibition-related skills.
Assessment: 100% coursework.