Christianity and the Arts is taught in association with the National Gallery.
Investigate how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in art over 2,000 years; trace the idea of beauty in Western theological tradition; make use of examples in London. Leads to further research or careers in teaching, journalism or the church.
- The MA will enable students to work across disciplinary and specialism boundaries, and in particular to explore simultaneously the art-historical and theological dimensions of Christian art – approaches which are generally pursued in isolation from one another.
- The MA will use rich cultural resources beyond the College – and specifically the artistic, human and web-based resources of the National Gallery.
- The MA will provide opportunities for students to learn outside the College, in the context of an art museum, with likely additional visits/links to institutions with related collections, like the Courtauld Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
- The MA will enhance the experience of international students at the College by giving them a stimulating and privileged understanding of one of London’s (and the world’s) greatest treasuries of art.
Professor Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts
King's College London in Association with the National Gallery
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
We would expect graduates to go into research in the Department of Theology; the media; museum work; teaching; journalism; careers in the church.
Year of entry 2013