Study current theory and history, and build your personal curatorial skills and thinking on our innovative curating MA.

  • Taught by curators, you’ll work with a rich and diverse group of partner organisations in the sector.
  • Combine contemporary practice with theory in a flexible approach.
  • This curating MA highlights the roles of audiences, collections and new contexts.
We focus on curating as a contemporary practice, bringing together history, theory and practice. What is it that makes the role of the curator distinct, and how do we understand the essentials of curating, when it has become such a buzzword?
The course embraces contemporary curating in historic and collection-based settings as well as contemporary venues, digital, pop-up and site-specific contexts. It is delivered by experts in the field and working curators.

Study Details:

MA/PGDip/PGCert Full-time and Part-time

Module Details:

This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the course handbook or definitive programme document for full details on which modules are core, required or optional.

  • Research Methodologies
  • The Role of the Curator
  • Collections and Collecting
  • Reaching and Engaging Audiences
  • Master’s Project

Student Destinations

Recent graduates have found work in:

• Curatorial work in museums and galleries;
• Galleries/arts administration;
• Self-employed freelance curatorial work and consultancy;
• Publishing and media work;
• Education, gallery and museum learning and teaching;
• General project management outside the visual arts and museums;
• Critical writing; and
• Academic study and teaching.


Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We are generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent. Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

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