Conservation at City & Guilds of London Art School - UCAS

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Course summary

The MA involves high level conservation projects, advanced conservation science, research, ethics and professional practice. The course culminates in the completion of an ambitious practical conservation project accompanied by an extended research and treatment report. We offer two MA Conservation advanced level programmes specialising in either 3D objects made of stone, wood, plaster, terracotta and a variety of decorative surfaces or book and paper conservation. Our graduates have enjoyed an enviable rate of employment in the professional field. Many of the Department’s alumni have gone on to work within national museum and gallery conservation departments. This includes senior conservation posts in institutions such as Birmingham Museum and Art Collections, Historic Royal Palaces, the Museum of London, the National Trust, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey. Graduates are also employed throughout the private sector with firms such as Cliveden Conservation Workshops, Plowden and Smith, Nimbus Conservation, Taylor Pearce Conservation. For course details, please see the drop-down menu below. The indicated course schedule is based on completing the MA on a one-year, full-time basis. The structure is the same for those completing the course on a part-time basis, but the content will be scheduled over two years rather than one. If you are interested in this course please book a meeting or open day with Dr Marina Sokhan the Head of the Conservation Department by emailing [email protected]

Entry requirements

The MA Conservation course is suitable for applicants who can meet the entry requirements and who are highly motivated to continue developing the knowledge and skills needed to undertake the conservation of three dimensional cultural artefacts or books and paper. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS This course has up to 4 places available each year. Applicants for MA Conservation have to meet the minimum entry requirements, including the English Language Requirements (If you do not speak English as a first language), though there are three ways of doing so: 1. Standard Educational Applicants who have achieved a BA (Hons) in Conservation or a Conservation related subject. 2. International Educational Applicants who have achieved an international qualification equivalent to a BA (Hons) degree in Conservation or a related subject. 3. Other experiential Applicants who can demonstrate equivalent prior practice and experience, such as extensive work in administration; or perhaps minimal GCSE qualifications plus a number of years working in a Conservation context. Using a process called Recognition /Accreditation of Prior Learning (R/APL), Art School Admissions Tutors consider how various work-life and (in)formal educational experiences meet the educational level of the entry requirements. Please see our Recognition/ Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy here. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS All applicants who do not speak English as a first language are required to provide evidence of their English language skills. The Art School cannot accept any applicant who scores lower than the equivalent of Level 6.5 on the standard English language tests (SELT) which can be taken with one of the recognised providers: with a minimum of 5.5 for listening, reading, writing, and speaking. If you do not require a Student visa and wish to take The Cambridge English Exams, your score requires to be in the range of 176–184 or higher. SELECTION CRITERIA FOR MA CONSERVATION At interview we are seeking to determine the extent to which an applicant can: · demonstrate commitment and motivation for the course; · evidence practical and theoretical knowledge of the subject; · gather, research and synthesise information; · critically evaluate their own achievements and recognise areas for development; · evidence an interest in, and knowledge of, cultural objects and their historical context; · demonstrate a range of hand skills and technical abilities; · plan and prioritise their own time and set achievable goals; · communicate ideas verbally and in writing; · self-direct and evaluate their own work. We are also looking for evidence of: · manual dexterity; · observational dexterity; · an informed approach to problem solving and project management; · an appetite to research objects, materials and their behaviour; · patience and attention to detail.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10950 Year 1
England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1
Channel Islands £5950 Year 1
International £10950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Successful Application Processing Fee and deposit A non-refundable Successful Application Processing Fee (SAPF) of £225 (Home) /£325 (International) is charged on acceptance of a place. A deposit of £500 is also charged on acceptance of a place but forms part-payment of your fees. SAPFs and deposits are paid on acceptance of a place but should you change your mind before the course commences, deposits may be refundable. Application processing fees are non-refundable. Material expenses For each course you will be required to purchase a number of materials, for information on material and study visit costs please visit the course page that you are interested in. The Art School also provide a number of basic materials for each student and there is an on-site Art School shop selling art materials.
Conservation at City & Guilds of London Art School - UCAS