MA in Critical & Historical Studies

Royal College of Art

Program Description

MA in Critical & Historical Studies

Royal College of Art

MA in Critical & Historical Studies

The purpose of the CHS programme is to encourage debate, understanding, intellectual confidence and self-expression in the history, philosophy and criticism of the various disciplines taught at the College. It is designed to enhance each student’s experience at the College by engaging with important ideas that are relevant to their studio work in an exciting and challenging manner. The programme provides each student with an intellectual framework within which they can begin to establish a coherent relationship between theory and practice. The CHS programme is supported by RCADE, the RCA’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

The Royal College of Art provides a unique environment for postgraduate art and design students to reflect upon their own practice and to engage critically with students from their own and other disciplines. As part of the ‘university experience’ of being at the College, all first-year MA students in the studio-based Schools follow a weekly schedule delivered by the Critical & Historical Studies (CHS) programme.


Critical & Historical Studies differs from the other academic programmes as it does not offer a single, taught MA Course. Instead, it delivers college-wide activities that support the other teaching programme in enabling these critical engagements to take place within their own disciplines. It is designed to enhance each student’s experience at the College by engaging with important ideas that are relevant to their studio work in an exciting and challenging manner. It provides each student with an intellectual framework within which they can begin to establish a coherent relationship between theory and practice.

CHS delivers:

  • exciting, thought-provoking and inspiring lectures by experts within the programme and high-profile visiting lecturers
  • the opportunity for students to explore the theoretical background and aspects of their chosen discipline through a tutored dissertation process
  • individual tutorial support from our programme’s team of expert tutors.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 22, 2015
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2016
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2 - 2 years
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United Kingdom London, England
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