- Art History
- Art Direction
Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization
Explore Art and Ideas of Our Time. Develop a deeper understanding of artists’ and designers’ processes, and gain confidence in looking at and talking about art.
What you will learn
Develop a deeper understanding of artists’ and designers’ processes, including modes of experimentation and responses to technological innovation.
Develop critical thinking and looking skills to understand how artists and designers respond to the social and cultural issues of their time.
Gain confidence in looking at and talking about modern and contemporary art and design, and find inspiration from art all around you.
Better comprehend the choices you make about fashion with respect to expression, identity, and issues such as labor practices and sustainability.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Through original films and audio, you will go behind the scenes to look closely at artworks and into studios to hear directly from artists, designers, curators, and others. Enroll to receive invitations to virtual events, gain exclusive access to MoMA resources, and share ideas with an international learner community.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 4 Courses in this Specialization
Modern Art & Ideas
Seeing Through Photographs
What Is Contemporary Art?
Fashion as Design
Paola AntonelliSenior Curator, Department of Architecture & Design, and Director, Department of Research & Development
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