Official master's degree in Research in Art and Design

The Master's Degree spearheads the way in regarding the development of the field of study where research into art and design, visual culture and project culture converge

Official Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design

Study guides

Master description

The course is titled university master's degree in Research in Art and Design. It has 60 credits, was a UAB-specific degree in its previous 12 editions, including that of 2012-13, with the title of Reflecting on Today's Art, depends on the UAB's Department of Philosophy and is delivered at the Joan Miró Foundation and the Barcelona Picasso Museum. The university master's degree in Art and Design can be taken in a single academic year, with two semesters of 30 credits each. The master's has 48 compulsory ECTS (including the 12 corresponding to the master's degree dissertation) and 24 optional ones that must be taken in groups of 12 (12 correspond to modules modules linked to Project Culture and 12 correspond to modules linked to Visual Creation).

All the modules aim to critically examine new phenomena in art and design, especially in areas where they interconnect or blend together. They focus on both sides of research, on the one hand on practices or strategies generated by new forms or art and design, and on the other, discourses and theories that are being developed to analyse and understand these phenomena. The specialisation in Visual Creation develops specific skills in the field of contemporary practices in art research, both in an aesthetic and a cognitive sense, while the specialisation in Project Culture does the same for specific practices in design research especially with regard to the relationships between form, function, and sociocultural dimension.

For this reason, the master's is structured in a common part, of 6 modules with 6 credits, and an optional part in which the students choose a specialisation from among the two that are offered, Visual Creation and Project Culture, with two modules of 6 credits for each specialisation. In the first semester there are four modules of a more general nature and in the second semester students do the two more advanced compulsory modules and two optional modules, as well as the master's dissertation. As the master's is eminently theoretical, the competencies corresponding to each module are primarily cognitive.

Teaching timetable

Classes begin in October and end in May, while the final project is extended until September.
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Study plan structure

Type Compulsory
Credits 36
Optional 12
Master's dissertation 12
TOTAL 60

Specialisation in Project Culture

Module title Credits Type
Contemporary Art 6 Compulsory
Contemporary Design 6 Compulsory
Contemporary Thought I 6 Compulsory
Practices and Territories of Present-day Design I 6 Compulsory
Art Research I 6 Compulsory
Criticsm workshop 6 Compulsory
Master's dissertation 12 Compulsory
Design Culture 6 Optional
Practices and Territories of Present-day Design II 6 Optional

 

Specialisation in Visual Creation

Module title Credits Type
Contemporary Art 6 Compulsory
Contemporary Design 6 Compulsory
Contemporary Thought I 6 Compulsory
Practices and Territories of Present-day Design I 6 Compulsory
Art Research I 6 Compulsory
Criticsm workshop 6 Compulsory
Master's dissertation 12 Compulsory
Contemporary Thought II 6 Optional
Art Research II 6 Optional