Public Art and Performance MA

Dorsett Exhibit – New Monuments for Aldgate

Our new Public Art and Performance MA was launched last September, with an eclectic cohort of students from the fields of performance, visual arts, film, photography and curation. In just one year, we have led collaborations with partners including Tate Exchange, the ICA, Museo Ca' Pesaro in Venice, City of London Corporation, Artichoke, RMIT Melbourne, The Monument to the Great Fire of London and Museum of Public Space in Bologna. From exploring how we can reframe the idea of monument in the 21st century, to creating participatory experiences for public museums, the students have engaged in a range of activities across multiple creative media, as well as fostering professional skills in project management and fundraising. They have met with high profile international guests, including artists, curators and scholars in the field.

The MA encourages a practical and industry-minded approach to exploring how contemporary art and performance experiences engage with the public. The course is designed to develop career paths for artists, curators and facilitators interested in any creative medium with a specific focus on developing public-facing projects. It runs in conjunction with our new Research Centre CREATURE (Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement), particularly with its research strand PUBLIC-FACE.