Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond’s Postgraduate programmes are designed to prepare candidates for careers in their desired field of study. For this purpose, innovative courses on contemporary issues are taught, opportunity for practical application is fostered, and seminars are conducted by leading guest speakers. These complementing and supporting elements combine to create a learning opportunity that is profoundly challenging and awakening.

Internationalism is at the heart of Richmond, and is reflected in the University motto "Unity in Diversity." All of our postgraduate programmes are offered as one-year full-time or two years part-time.

All of our postgraduate programmes are based at our Kensington campus, a vibrant area of central London, providing easy access to the Capital’s arts, cultural, political, and business sectors—especially valuable for the workplace internships which are an integral element of the postgraduate programmes.

Richmond is accredited in the US by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and some of our postgraduate programmes are also validated by The Open University in the UK, providing graduates with a dual-accredited degree.



Full-Time and Part-time. If you require a visa to study in the UK you must study Full-Time. Masters are one year, two semesters.        


Art History and Visual Culture; Visual Arts Management and Curating.

current faculty

Dr. Tom Flynn, Associate Professor of International Art Market
Dr. Nicola Mann, Associate Professor of Communications and Visual Cultures
Dr. Deborah Schultz, Assistant Professor of Art History
Dr. Alex Seago, Professor of Cultural Studies
Dr. Robert Wallis, Professor of Visual Culture

notable alumni

Katie Lee Koven, Executive Director & Chief Curator Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University
Margaree Cotten, Registrar, Gagosian Gallery, London
Dr. Jennifer Henneman, Assistant Curator, Denver Art Museum (PhD University of Washington)
Lillian Barnett, Head of Social Media, Saatchi Gallery, London
Chelsea Garner, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Halcyon Gallery, London
Sarah Nelson, Principal, Sarah R Nelson Art Advisory LLC
Sarah Johnson Court, Managing Director at VF Global Insurance Brokerage LLC
Elizabeth Scarborough, Associate Director of Art Management, Burning Man Festival, San Francisco
Dr. Frank Nero, Director, Florida State University Florence Program
Dr. Lindsay Shannon, Assistant Professor of Art History, North Central College (PhD University of Iowa)
Dr. Arlene Leis, Paul Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow (PhD University of York)
Laura Shea, Doctoral Candidate, Art History, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign