Goldsmiths, University of London

Introduction

Internationally renowned for our creative and innovative approach to teaching and research, at Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study opportunities in subjects covering the arts, social sciences, humanities and computing.

We're in the world's top 100, and the UK's top 20, universities for the arts and humanities, and are ranked ninth in the UK for world-leading 4* research (Research Assessment Exercise 2008). Our academic excellence is illustrated in our membership of the 1994 Group, which brings together a select number of research-focused universities. We have been part of the University of London for over 100 years.

Our unique academic approach comes from the interaction of 15 academic departments, together with a number of smaller centres and units. Our distinctive attitude to learning encourages students to explore ideas, challenge boundaries, investigate fresh ways of thinking, and stretch their minds intellectually and creatively.

Many of our former students have become leaders and innovators in their chosen fields. They include Antony Gormley, Mary Quant, Damien Hirst, James Blake, Sam Taylor-Wood, Graham Coxon and Malcolm McLaren.

We've a strong tradition in working with the local community to broaden access to higher education and lifelong learning, and our Department of Professional and Community Education (PACE) continues this commitment.

Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it’s an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.

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MA Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community & Social Contexts

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This MA addresses the historical, political, theoretical and ethical issues of applied theatre and develops your ability to contextualise, critique and create. [+]

This MA addresses the historical, political, theoretical and ethical issues of applied theatre and develops your ability to contextualise, critique and create. Our aim is to prepare students to be collaborative, responsive, imaginative, politically engaged and culturally aware artist practitioners. The course is aimed at newly-emerging practitioners with a background in theatre, education, activism or social change, as well as at more established practitioners who want to reflect, refresh and develop their skills. We actively encourage the sharing of skills and expertise among our multi-national group of students. We prioritise applicants with some experience in the arts, education, activism or social care, and it is rare that we take applicants directly from their first degree. Together we explore the ways in which theatre and performance is created by diverse groups of people in a variety of community, social and educational settings: in schools or on the streets, in children’s homes and elderly care, in conflict zones, conferences, crèches and youth clubs, pupil referral units and prisons, women’s refuges and refugee centres, hospitals and hostels – anywhere groups of people meet and interact. What is applied theatre? Applied theatre is an umbrella term for a range of exciting worldwide performance forms concerned with personal and social change. The term embraces: theatre of the oppressed, community theatre, theatre-in-education, drama in education, theatre for development, prison theatre, intercultural arts, intergenerational arts, theatre in museums, archives and heritage sites, story-telling, reminiscence theatre, conflict resolution. The work often moves across art forms. This is not... [-]

MA Artists’ Film

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds. [+]

This intensively taught programme is designed for artist filmmakers who want to develop their practice and their professional networks to a level that enables them to work within the art and film worlds. Goldsmiths Art Department has the most accomplished and significant concentration of artist filmmakers of any Fine Art Programme in Europe. We also have a number of staff who publish theoretical and critical writings on film. Teachers will include: Oreet Ashery, Bonnie Camplin, Lucy Clout, Nina Danino, Stephen Johnstone, Simon Martin, Rosalind Nashishibi, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Michael Newman, Gail Pickering, Grace Schwindt, Lindsay Seers, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Rehana Zaman. The College has a full compliment of technical resources: studios, editing suites, sound studios and film equipment, and first rate technical support. Applicants should apply with a moving image project (as these are understood in a Fine Art context). Applications should include a CV, a portfolio and a statement outlining the nature and scope of the moving image project you wish to develop within the context of the Programme. We will also be interested in why you want to do the programme, and what you expect to get from it. The Programme will focus on the development of this project, together with an intensive critical studies course, technical skills training and a unique professional development programme. The purpose of the proposal at application stage is to ensure that the students are already capable of benefiting from a focused, practice-based and student-centred curriculum. The Department intends to work with... [-]

MA Children’s Literature: Children’s Illustration

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration and gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature. [+]

Immerse yourself in exploring professional and practical approaches to children’s illustration and gain an in-depth understanding of the relationships between image, text, readers and context in the world of children’s literature. Developed and taught by leading teaching staff including children’s authors, this degree draws on both professional and critical perspectives from art and education, cultural studies, design and sociology to deliver a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Guidance from tutors and a choice of modules and assignments will enable you to develop personal projects, culminating in a practice-based dissertation. At the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to exhibit your work. Illustration skills Throughout the programme you will develop and refine your practical illustration skills and ideas, working within short and longer project formats. These projects focus on materials and their combination, colour, tone, creating atmosphere, addressing the reader and the relation of illustration to text. You will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with students on the MA in Children’s Literature. This is an opportunity to develop and refine your work and ideas within the project format. The sociopolitical context of children’s illustration This degree not only develops your practical skills, but also challenges you to question the context in which children’s books are produced and interpreted, and how they can challenge or reinforce dominant ideologies. You will interrogate the power relations that determine what is published, distributed and selected to be read by children in schools. Understanding the publishing landscape You will... [-]

MA Computational Arts

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

This interdisciplinary programme has been designed to enable you to develop your individual and collaborative artistic practices, computational skills, and conceptual framework so that you can participate in shaping the use and understanding of new technologies and cultural practices at the highest level. [+]

It's still possible to apply for 2016 entry for this degree, which develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. It provides you with the historical foundations, frameworks and critical skills to produce a series of projects for public exhibition. It is delivered by Computing with contributions from the Centre for Cultural Studies. What is computational art? Computation consists of all the changes brought about by digital technology. Art is an open set of ways of acting inventively in culture. Mixing the two together in a systematic way gives us computational art. This is a very open field, and one that is set to expand enormously in the coming years. It is where the most exciting developments in technology and in culture can already be found. This degree will place you in the middle of this fast-evolving context. What will I learn? This degree develops your arts practice through the expressive world of creative computation. Over a year (full-time) or two years (part-time) you will develop your artistic work and thinking through the challenge of developing a series of projects for public exhibition which will explore the technological and cultural ramifications of computation. You will learn the fundamentals of programming and how to apply this knowledge expressively. You will work with popular open source programming environments such as Processing, OpenFrameworks, P5.js and Arduino, and will learn how to program in languages such as Java, Javascript and C++. Since computational artworks don’t necessarily involve computers and screens, we... [-]

MA Events and Experience Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

The MA in Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is rare in its close linkage with the creative and cultural industries, and offering modules across three departments. This approach will allow anyone wishing to pursue a career in the cultural and creative industries to gain valuable and cutting edge experience and knowledge. [+]

Events managers of the future need to be versatile and confident, managing a wide array of events in innovative ways. This degree equips you to take your place in the events industry, leading the way in events and experience management for the fast-paced creative and cultural industries. From immersive theatre performances to pop-up gigs, there is an increasing demand for events management skills and knowledge to bring these projects to life. The MA in Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is a truly unique course that will focus on creative and cultural industry events experiences. Combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience this degree is specifically aimed at enabling you to run creative events in this constantly changing environment. The MA in Events and Experience Management at Goldsmiths is rare in its close linkage with the creative and cultural industries, and offering modules across three departments. This approach will allow anyone wishing to pursue a career in the cultural and creative industries to gain valuable and cutting edge experience and knowledge. You’ll benefit from close connections to the events industry throughout your time at Goldsmiths, from opportunities for practical work experience to learning from the experiences and insight of our guest speakers. Practical experience built into the content of the course allows you to apply your theoretical and strategic knowledge to real events, honing your planning, organisation and marketing skills. You’ll work with an arts organisation or events manager to put on an event that meets their needs and there will... [-]

MA in Black British Writing

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives. [+]

This new and unique Masters importantly addresses black writing as a continuum. Its heritage in British culture is considered along a trajectory marked by historical presences as connecting with migratory, indigenous and global perspectives. Introducing the MA Black British Writing - “It’s a story that hasn’t really been told” This MA is: World first. Nowhere else in the world can you study this field in such a richly, referenced way - in the actual country where the writing is produced. Cross-disciplinary in teaching, studies, research. Writing as perceived in its broadest form on and off the page and screen. Collaborative. It will be taught by Professor Joan Anim-Addo and Dr Deirdre Osborne, who share its vision and will co-teach the modules. Inclusive. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people – those seeking academic careers, professionals who are returning to learning, artists who wish to develop their analytic and critical thinking skills. Connected to local, national and international research streams. Both tutors have well-established research profiles with publications, and track records in convening public events in the field. Why is this an important degree? "“A Master’s degree programme that enables the serious study of the creative and artistic history and achievement of black British novelists, poets, short story writers, essayists, and playwrights.” Professor R. Victoria Arana, Howard University, Washington DC At the end of 2011 it was reported that of over 14,000 university professors in the UK, only 50 were black and overwhelmingly, outside the humanities disciplines. This was... [-]

MA in Creative Writing and Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners, and is delivered in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions. [+]

This programme caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners, and is delivered in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions. There is a growing interest in linking cultural sector practices to those of education, to the benefit of both. This programme creates a valuable partnership across the Educational Studies and the creative writing team in the English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, in collaboration with London-based cultural institutions. The course caters for teachers and educators who are keen to develop as both writers and educational practitioners. It develops insights into creative writing practices that provide a critical perspective on relations and discourses of teaching and learning in contemporary education. The programme enables students to establish and strengthen their identity as writers and educators in informal and formal learning contexts (e.g Writing Workshop and project based dissertation). You'll develop strong writing skills to a potentially publishable level and will be able to engage in sustained practical and theoretical research into writing practices. Practices of creative writing and practices of teaching and learning are brought into a productive relationship. As part of the programme you'll rethink notions of writing pedagogy in a range of contexts, including local community sites. You may be given the opportunity to contribute to: performance poetry workshops and events conducted by Apples and Snakes poetry performances and sessions run by the Poetry Society drama projects created by The Complete Works writing projects developed by the English and Media Centre writing workshops... [-]

MA Independent Games and Playable Experience

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

The MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design focuses on developing aesthetic awareness, creating compelling mechanics and the ability to craft innovative narratives in games and immersive experiences. [+]

Providing skills to reflect the rapid change in the games industry and offering one of the first programs in the UK to target this unique and contemporary course, the MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design will equip students with a professional degree that will offer critically engaging themes and technologies. Whether you are looking to build retail or museum installations or you want to use games to tell cinematic stories, this program explores how to craft deeply compelling, critical games and interactive work both for clients and creative practice. The MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design focuses on developing aesthetic awareness, creating compelling mechanics and the ability to craft innovative narratives in games and immersive experiences. Students will be given the skills needed to run a small business and produce quality design on a highly professional level. Visiting guest lecturers, researchers and artists from around the world will stimulate your critical thinking while inspiring your creativity. Skills based workshops in the latest fabrication and production methodologies will empower you to build stunning installations. This program will provide access to education and skills new creators will need to be successful in the marketplace. Why this course? As technologies have integrated into our everyday lives, elements from games have been woven into everything from the way museums educate the public to how scientists do cancer research. With the rise of mobile, console creators no longer hold a monopoly on gaming platforms. This new found freedom has resulted in... [-]

MA in Filmmaking

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

As a student on one of the six pathways you'll develop your specialist skill. In addition, you'll also have a range of short optional modules in other production areas of your choosing to give you the kind of flexibility that the industry now expects. [+]

If you want to be a filmmaker this is the place to learn, gain experience and make films you will be proud to have on your show reel. As a student on one of the six pathways you'll develop your specialist skill. In addition, you'll also have a range of short optional modules in other production areas of your choosing to give you the kind of flexibility that the industry now expects. The options include script and project development, web drama, online content, and social activist filmmaking, alongside more traditional media such as camera and editing skills. Our filmmaking facilities and scheduling are geared around fiction production, as this is a major opportunity that the learning on the programme provides. The ethos of the course is “form follows function.” Your study and practice throughout the year will equip you with the most appropriate means of telling your story in order to connect with an audience. Filmmaking is a team activity. Every student is required to work closely with others as part of a creative team to produce their final project. All the programmes also have good contacts and connections with students in the other specialist areas your productions might require, such as music composition, hair and makeup, set design, scriptwriting and of course acting talent. Filmmaking is very demanding; it requires a lot of commitment, imagination and teamwork. You will be fully stretched on these programmes. Pathways This MA has six pathways you can follow: MA in Filmmaking (Cinematography) MA... [-]

MA in Luxury Brand Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Luxury Brand Management equips you with the management, entrepreneurial, marketing and professional skills to work in the luxury goods and experiential luxury industry. [+]

The MA in Luxury Brand Management equips you with the management, entrepreneurial, marketing and professional skills to work in the luxury goods and experiential luxury industry. The luxury brands sector encompasses the fashion and retail industry, as well as sectors such as tourism, hospitality, food and beverage, film, digital media, dance, music and theatre. This MA debates the concept of luxury in a historical and cross cultural context, and offers a strong academic underpinning on theories of luxury and consumption. You will explore the role of luxury in conserving traditional arts, especially with regard to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The programme combines formal teaching with dissertation research, underpinned with visits to key luxury brand enterprises in London and elsewhere, and draws on Goldsmiths’ alumni for inspirational talks. This programme offers practice based assignments and voluntary intern opportunities in various cultural organisations and luxury corporations that have established links with Goldsmiths. Skills & careers Skills This programme has a strong critical and theoretical underpinning, enabling you to write a dissertation that could serve as a stepping stone to a higher level academic study and/or careers within research or academia. Careers This MA will provide you with the management, entrepreneurial marketing and professional skills required to pursue a career in the luxury brand field. This sector covers a wide range of creative industries and the combination of core and optional modules will allow you to develop specific knowledge and skills, to enhance your career prospects and succeed in relevant career/professional... [-]

MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This new MA is a unique combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings. [+]

This new MA is a unique combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings. The MA draws on expertise from two departments, the Department of Educational Studies and the Department of English and Comparative Literature, to offer students a wide-ranging interdisciplinary programme. The programme is targeted at students working or planning to work in education in diverse contexts, and those interested in exploring intercultural and multilingual communication. It will be of particular interest if you have or wish to gain experience in teaching second and foreign languages (for example in multilingual classrooms, in bilingual education settings internationally, or English as a foreign language/English as a Lingua Franca) and aim to achieve a wider theoretical knowledge base. This MA will add value to your professional life, whether as managers, teachers or researchers, or in other careers related to language and education. Structure You learn how the English language and other languages are structured and used in a range of cultural settings, and how to support the literacy and learning development of students from multilingual backgrounds. The course offers critical engagement with theory, policy and practice, and students benefit from intellectual debates in the disciplines of both education and linguistics. Modules are taught by the Department of English and Comparative Literature (ECL) and the Department of Educational Studies (ES). You complete two compulsory modules, two option modules and a 15,000-word dissertation. For the dissertation we... [-]

MA in Queer History

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting new areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one. [+]

The MA in Queer History is a pioneering programme in one of the most exciting new areas of historical enquiry, giving a voice to those who throughout much of history have been denied one. This MA provides a comprehensive introduction to the themes and methods of Queer History as well as laying a solid foundation in general historical study. It offers a first-rate overview of important thought and methods from the fields of queer theory as well as the histories of gender and the body and sexuality. This programme aims to historicise often binary categories, such as male/female, heterosexuality/homosexuality, active/passive, and uncover the processes through which these categories came to be seen as ‘natural’. It further pays close attention to questions of power, including how sexual orientation and race throughout history have often become interlinked in asymmetrical, oppressive ways. Students conclude the programme with a 10,000 word dissertation on a topic of their own choice. The dissertation research is aided by access to the shared library and archival resources of the wider University of London and the city of London, one of the world’s queer capitals. Goldsmiths aims to build the National Queer Archive and involve MA students in this process. Skills & careers The programme will build skills in data gathering and analysis as well as effective written and spoken communication to prepare students for jobs in diversity administration in private business, government, National Government Organisations, the education sector and legal professions. As opposed to primarily theory-oriented subjects the... [-]

MA in Radio

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

Radio has the potential to be transformative, to further the human experience. It’s a medium that creates a sense of intimacy while continually generating questions. This is a programme that empowers you to create something permanent, something with a life beyond your own – something only sound can achieve. [+]

Navigate new adventures in sound on this award-winning, industry-accredited MA. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective. Radio has the potential to be transformative, to further the human experience. It’s a medium that creates a sense of intimacy while continually generating questions. This is a programme that empowers you to create something permanent, something with a life beyond your own – something only sound can achieve. The questions we explore The MA poses questions about the influence of radio as a medium and the power it has to stir emotions, evoke feelings, and conjure vivid mental images. We look at the ways in which recording technologies can preserve and hold on to an aspect of our existence – be that a cultural exchange or an artistic communication – and how we can inspire future generations with the work we create. The processes we use The degree blends theory and practice so you’ll work within professional standard broadcast and post-production suites and use sound studios linked to a networked newsroom. We also have our own student radio station broadcasting online with an FM restricted service licence. As an MA Radio student you can also learn online production skills and publish sound-specific features on Londonmultimedianews.com The approach we take We adopt a reflective, humanitarian approach to storytelling because we think that to develop the creative imagination, we need to embrace all kinds of belief systems. It’s why our students go and spend time within... [-]

MA in Sociocultural Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics. [+]

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics. The MA develops your understanding of historical and contemporary debates in (socio)linguistics and discourse analysis and enhances your analytic and linguistic skills by introducing different approaches to the analysis of written and spoken language use from a range of everyday and institutional contexts. Topics covered include: language and ideology linguistic performances of identity (particularly language and gender, sexuality, ethnicity and social class) language and the media talk at work English in a multilingual world intercultural communication multilingualism and code-switching varieties of English You're encouraged to engage with these topics by drawing on your own social, cultural and occupational backgrounds in class discussions and in your written work. You're also encouraged to collect your own samples of written and spoken language use and learn to subject those to in-depth critical analysis. This MA will draw on findings, theories and methodologies from: sociolinguistics, semantics, pragmatics, spoken and written discourse analysis, ethnography, semiotics, feminist stylistics; multimodal analysis; interactional sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, membership categorisation analysis, performativity and narrative analysis. The programme’s distinct interdisciplinary ethos is also reflected in your opportunity to choose from a selection of relevant option modules in other departments in Goldsmiths. Modules & structure On this programme you will complete two core modules, two option modules and one dissertation. Core modules Core Issues in English Language... [-]

MA in Tourism and Cultural Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a trans-disciplinary Masters that builds expertise in understanding the role played by the cultural sector (arts, theatres, heritage etc) in developing and managing tourism and hospitality as major engines of growth, regeneration and job creation in the 21st century. [+]

This is a trans-disciplinary Masters that builds expertise in understanding the role played by the cultural sector (arts, theatres, heritage etc) in developing and managing tourism and hospitality as major engines of growth, regeneration and job creation in the 21st century. The programme offers the possibility of engagement with the study of the cultural sector in developing and managing tourism and hospitality. Cultural policies designed to support the arts sectors to enhance high value added tourism and to increase lengths of stay and repeat visits are increasingly being adopted by governments worldwide with the support of the tourism and hospitality sector. This degree applies to those wishing to work in the arts and tourism sectors or perhaps in galleries and theatres associated with the hospitality sector. It is also for art practitioners and cultural professionals who wish to develop careers involving cultural tourism, cultural policy, culture-led regeneration and destination, city and country branding. It is also relevant to work in NGOs or the cultural policy arms of government and intra-governmental organisations and consultancies. Specialists from academia and industry The MA is run by the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) and is designed for students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. It is taught by specialists from academia and industry, ensuring a high level synthesis of practice based knowledge and cutting edge research. Both the staff and student body at ICCE have extensive international experience, enhancing peer-to-peer learning and providing an excellent base for networking and gaining... [-]

MA in Translation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Translation equips you with all the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional translator in an increasingly globalized world. [+]

The MA in Translation equips you with all the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional translator in an increasingly globalized world. Based in a truly global city, Goldsmiths’ location makes it the perfect place to study translation. You will study the theory and practice of translation, giving you the expertise to become a translator. Study in a department with expertise across linguistics, creative writing, and literary studies, with the option to tailor your studies and explore areas in other departments relevant to your own interests. The possibility of undertaking an industry-based work placement gives you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and increase your employability. *New programme: Subject to validation Please note: 'subject to validation' means that we will be offering this degree providing it is approved by the Goldsmiths Academic Board. Modules & structure You study core modules covering both the theory and practice of translation. These are taught by seminar-based sessions and may include an individually supervised practice project. You also undertake a dissertation focusing on either the theory of translation, or the practice of translation in the form of a translation project. In addition, you are able to choose an option from a range of modules, which allows you to explore your interests and to gain specialist knowledge relating to your future career plans. This could include modules from within the Department of English and Comparative Literature, or from other departments such as the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Media and Communications, and Theatre... [-]

MA in Visual Anthropology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Visual Anthropology offers a unique combination of anthropological theory and visual practice. It provides you with a strong foundation for producing visual work informed by anthropology. [+]

The MA in Visual Anthropology offers a unique combination of anthropological theory and visual practice. It provides you with a strong foundation for producing visual work informed by anthropology. This programme takes an inclusive approach to the definition of visual anthropology – it approaches the sub-field through the study of the politics and aesthetics of representation, documentary and ethnographic film, and anthropological perspectives on art. As a practice-oriented MA, there is a clear emphasis on applying anthropological knowledge to the actual making of visual artefacts, and not just their analysis. The MA is open to students with a range of backgrounds in anthropology and related fields. As a graduate, you will be well-placed to pursue a career in visual anthropology (be it research- or practice-oriented) as well as to bring an anthropological sensibility to the visual to other disciplines. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and hands-on training in the use of digital camcorders, sound recording equipment and video editing. Assessment includes written essays for the theory modules, practical assignments, and a final visual project in the form of a 20-minute film. Careers The unique combination of theory, research and practice that structures the MA in Visual Anthropology will prepare you for a diverse range of employment opportunities. Past graduates have gone on to work in: Video production, both commercial and independent Film editing and videography Production and programming of film festivals Ethnographic and visual research in both academic and commercial settings Teaching In addition, you can use this... [-]

MA Literary Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This exciting, intellectually rigorous programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways. [+]

This exciting, intellectually rigorous programme gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways. The pathways you can take are: Pathway in American Literature & Culture Pathway in Comparative Literature & Criticism Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas Pathway in Modern Literary Theory Pathway in Modern Literature Pathway in Romantic & Victorian Literature & Culture Pathway in Shakespeare: Early & Modern These enable you to combine theoretical angles with the close reading of a wide range of texts, from different media (literary, filmic, visual), periods, and cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds – though all texts will be studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles. Overview Each of the seven pathways centres around a core module which will ground you in the specific features of the period/region/theoretical discipline covered. A Study Support Workshop will run a number of sessions throughout the year, including sessions on, for example, resources, essay-writing at Master's level, planning and developing dissertation projects. You will also be able to take part in GLITS, the department's weekly research seminar; in LINKS, the London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies; and in the many activities organised by the Graduate School and other Goldsmiths departments. Option modules Around the core module you choose three option modules from the wide range of options taught in the Department to reflect your own particular interests. You may also take the core module of another pathway as... [-]

MA Politics, Development & the Global South

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

The programme considers ‘development’ as a central political question to map out the world today. The MA will trace the murky contours that separate politics from lawlessness, political ideas and ideals from empty rhetorical gestures, international cooperation from imperialism, and political activism from violence. [+]

This Masters considers ‘development’ as a widely desired goal, but also an arena of contestation. You will explore new forms of politics, especially those emerging in the non-Western world, and have the opportunity to undertake an internship. ‘Development’ has been a long desired as a goal for societies and peoples, and the pursuit of it has been decisive in shaping the world, especially since the mid-20th century. However major changes in recent decades, including the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and recognition of the danger of ecological devastation, mean that ‘development’ – what it means and how it is to be achieved – has become the site of contestation, where new forms of politics and struggle have emerged. This Masters surveys these changes and this contestation, and asks, how can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century? The programme considers ‘development’ as a central political question to map out the world today. The MA will trace the murky contours that separate politics from lawlessness, political ideas and ideals from empty rhetorical gestures, international cooperation from imperialism, and political activism from violence. *New programme: Subject to validation Please note: 'subject to validation' means that we will be offering this degree providing it is approved by the Goldsmiths Academic Board. Skills & careers You’ll consider a range of debates and approaches that are pertinent to the development sector, and... [-]

MA Race, Media and Social Justice

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism. [+]

How we live with difference is the key issue of our time. Issues relating to race and ethnicity, whether immigration, Islamophobia, #blacklivesmatter, or media diversity, are at the forefront of public debate. The MA in Race, Media and Social Justice will equip you with critical and theoretical tools to unpack and deepen your understanding of contemporary debates on race, ethnicity and racism. Goldsmiths is a centre of pioneering critical race scholarship and you will be taught by leading figures in the field. This interdisciplinary degree will introduce you to a range of different theoretical and philosophical approaches to race and ethnicity, including postcolonial and critical race theories, poststructuralist approaches, and theories of intersectionality. The focus on the cultural industries which underpins the degree enables you to apply these theories to understand why representations of race and ethnicity take the shape that they do in news, film and social media. A series of industry talks from BAME practitioners working in the industry is designed to expand your practical as well as academic insight into issues of diversity in the media and other sectors. This MA is taught across two departments - Media and Communications and Sociology – that are recognised as world-leading in their respective disciplines. As a postgraduate student you will join the active intellectual community at Goldsmiths, while learning the skills that you will be able to apply to a range of careers, from media, to policy, to charity/NGOs and other forms of social enterprise. Research Critical race scholarship... [-]

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