In October 2010 the Royal College of Art in London will launch a new MA programme in Critical Writing in Art and Design.
The postgraduate programme has been designed to develop the literary and intellectual skills required for art and design criticism in an age of rapid technological and cultural change.
This full-time, two-year MA explores different aspects of writing about and for contemporary art and design.
Students on the programme will develop specialist knowledge of a field of art, design, architecture, fashion or the applied arts.
They will also follow a common programme of classes designed to develop their skills as writers, editors and thinkers.
Students on this master's programme will be working amongst artists, designers, architects and applied artists studying in Britain's only postgraduate university of art and design.
Students on the Critical Writing in Art and Design MA will have opportunities to publish their work - interviews, reviews, polemics, sustained critical essays and scripts - on-line and in print.
Working alongside graphic designers and other postgraduates in the College, they will produce a major print publication in the second year of their studies.