Scholarship: American Friends of the V&A

American Friends of the V&A Scholarship and Friends of the V&A Scholarship
The priority deadline for application for 2012/13 is 16th January 2012

The V&A/RCA History of Design MA programme, run in partnership by the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art, invites applications for 2012/13. Applicants this year will be considered for the award of the American Friends of the V&A Scholarship and the Friends of the V&A Scholarship.

The programme is a two-year full-time programme, based at both the V&A and the RCA, offering three specialist pathways at MA level:

  • Renaissance: History of Design and Material Culture 1400-1650
  • Asian: History of Design and Material Culture 1450-present day
  • Modern: History of Design and Material Culture 1650-present day

The small seminar-based classes provide an environment for the study of the aesthetic, social, cultural, technological, economic and political contexts for design. The course specializes in object-focused scholarship ranging across architecture and interior design, fashion and textiles, furniture and product design, ceramics, metalwork, glass, prints, drawings and digital media, giving students direct access to the V&A’s unrivalled collections and the highly specialized art and design practices of the RCA. As well as placing emphasis on primary research and object analysis, it offers a broad-ranging theoretical and methodological basis for the study of design and material culture.

American Friends of the V&A Scholarship
Students applying from the United States of America are eligible for this new award, the American Friends of the V&A Scholarship. The AFV&A Scholarship will be offered to a student applying from the USA who intends to work in a museum after graduating from the V&A/RCA History of Design MA programme. It covers overseas fees for the two years of the MA course and also includes a maintenance grant of up to £3000 per year.

Friends of the V&A Scholarship
Students applying from the UK or the EU are eligible for the Friends of the V&A Scholarship. The FV&A Scholarship will be offered to a student applying from the UK or EU who intends to work in a museum after graduating from the V&A/RCA History of Design MA programme. It covers overseas fees for the two years of the MA course and also includes a maintenance grant of up to £3000 per year.

The awards are given on a competitive basis, judged at interview. Students should indicate their interest in and suitability for the Awards on their application form. The priority deadline for application for 2012/13 is 16th January 2012, and interviews will be held in March 2012.

For more information please contact the course administrator: hod@rca.ac.uk.

Katrina Royall
V&A/RCA MA Course
Victoria and Albert Museum
0044 (0)79422574
k.royall@vam.ac.uk
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