MAS Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey 2020

University of Geneva's collaboration with the Ca 'Foscari Challenge School

The University of Geneva, through its Faculty of Humanities, contributes to the MAS Contemporary Art in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey offered by Ca'Foscari University (Venice) and its Challenge School, a school specializing in continuing education. Most of the courses therefore take place in Venice and upon their successful completion, participants will obtain a "master universitario MAP" (MAS equivalent) totaling 74 ECTS credits. The University of Geneva's collaboration with the Ca 'Foscari Challenge School highlights the work that has been done for many years in the Faculty of Humanities on modern and contemporary art in the Arab world.

The workshop "Philanthropy and Art: the Swiss Case" of the module "Management of art" will take place in Geneva.

 

Information

Period

1 February 2020 - 31 December 2020
74 ECTS credits
11 months in total, including internships.

Language

English

Format

On-site

Contact

Ca’ Foscari Challenge School
master.challengeschool(at)unive.it

Location

Ca' Foscari University of Venice Challenge School/University of Geneva

Registration

Registration deadline

11 December 2019

Fees:

€ 8400.-

Objectives

The Master’s Degree Professional Program described here aims to give students specific expertise in contemporary artistic production in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey.  The course of study includes modules on curatorship, art history, art criticism, publicity and publishing.

Through an intensive course of study, students will acquire a range of skills that would assist their response to the requirements of various institutions needing specialised personnel, not just in the Middle East, but globally. Besides a strong focus on curatorship, students will also be able to explore related areas of interest, starting with a choice of internships offered by the programme. They will thus acquire a particularly versatile profile, open to further careers as described below.

Audience

The Master's Degree Professional Program will enable students to develop the skills needed to undertake careers in the curatorial sector (in museums, galleries, art fairs and auction houses), in the publishing sector (catalogues, other studies, and art journalism), and in publicity (educational programmes and communication to visitors), and in any professional activity related to art history of the Arab World, Iran and Turkey.

Learning outcomes

Students will acquire theoretical and art historical skills (modules Global Art; Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey) and practical skills in curatorship, art criticism, art writing, and arts management (modules Curatorship Theory and Practice; Art Criticism and Writing; Arts Management).

Programme

9 modules:

  • Modern and contemporary art. The global perspective
  • Materials and methods
  • Modern art of the Arab world
  • Contemporary art of the Arab world
  • Modern and contemporary art of Turkey
  • Modern and contemporary art of Iran
  • Theory and practice of curatorship
  • Art criticism and writing
  • Management of art

Director(s)

Cristina TONGHINI, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Director

Silvia NAEF, University of Geneva, Scientific Co-Director

Partnership

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The master aims to give students specific expertise in contemporary artistic production in the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Through an intensive study program, students will acquire specialised skills responding to the requirements of a broad range of institutions, in the Middle East and globally.

Admission criteria

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