We asked current student Rosanne about what drew her to the course. For Rosie it was the pull of a non traditional art history course, putting theory into practice
For Unit 5, ‘Interrogating History’, we had the opportunity to work with the Foundling Museum. We proposed an exhibition that used the history of the museum to inspire new ways of exhibiting contemporary art within historical buildings and the challenges of doing this. Working directly with professionals from the museum, we gained an insight into exhibition practicalities and research institutions such as the London Metropolitan Archives to develop our concepts.
The project ran parallel to our lecture series within the unit, so it was great to put academic theory to work in a practical and creative way, edifying both the academic and curation aspects of the course. I think this is the unique thing about BA CCC and what drew me to it in the first place – as opposed to more traditional art history courses: it’s fundamentally theoretical, but what we learn in the lecture theater is applied through more vocational projects outside of it.
In an inspiring setting like CSM we bridge the gap between academic and creative study and have the opportunity to develop both faculties in order to figure out our place within the art world.
There’s room within the course structure for the many different skillsets of people from all over the world to be developed and celebrated, and I have enjoyed taking part in this. Working alongside my peers has broadened my own intellectual horizons and a wealth of new ideas and influences, developing me as a creative professional as well as an individual.