RICS agree to credit new courseKINGSTON University have announced plans to introduce an MA in Arts Market Appraisal in September.
The news comes just weeks after Southampton Institute revealed
that they would be suspending their three-year BA course for at
least a year.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have already
accredited the postgraduate course at Kingston and if enough
students apply it will start in September.
"Whilst it is anticipated that those entering the programme will
have either a first degree in art history or a related discipline
orhave had work experience within the field, the programme is
designed as a conversion course allowing graduates from other
disciplines to enter the arts market," a spokesman said.
The course is designed to be studied full-time over one year or
part-time over two.
It is led by a core staff of professors, lecturers and researchers
with visiting leading practitioners within the field.
Kingston are thought to be the largest university in the country
and have extensive resources. They already have access to Dorich
House on Kingston Hill, the former home of sculptor Dora Gordine,
and the Stanley Picker Gallery of Contemporary art.
Kingston Museum has an extensive collection that includes
memorabilia from one of the town's most famous sons, Edward
Muybridge, including his invention, the world's first camera, the
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