Charlotte Russell – MA History of Art

MA History of Art student, Charlotte Russell, tells us more about her experience studying at the University of Birmingham.

Charlotte RussellWhy did you choose History of Art at the University of Birmingham?

“I really liked the module options that were available, which allowed a lot of freedom. Alongside this, Birmingham is a big city with a thriving arts scene, when studying you really feel like you have the ability to fully immerse yourself within it.”

What has been the highlight of your course?

“I have really enjoyed studying both the postcolonial readings and theorising and historicising exhibitions modules as both helped to widen my understanding of postcolonial texts and my interest in contemporary art and globalisation. Alongside this, through getting to know MA students on the curating course, visiting the exhibitions that they have put on has been very insightful and enjoyable.”

What have you learnt from your programme?

“My theoretical knowledge has greatly improved, as by being presented with more challenging texts – particularly postcolonial, feminist and philosophical – has equipped me with essential theories that can be applied to the reading of contemporary art. Alongside this my academic writing style has improved majorly since studying my undergraduate. ”

What is life like as a student at the University of Birmingham

“Being a student at UoB is dynamic as you are often faced with a lot of tasks that need to be completed alongside each other. It is also very sociable, as our course has regularly met up outside of hours for social activities such as drinks. It has been very enjoyable and I highly recommend.”  

Find out more about our MA History of Art programme over on our course pages.