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Design (Curatorial Practice) MA

Design (Curatorial Practice) MA

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Full time | Sion Hill | 1 year | 11-OCT-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Curation Design (Non-Industrial)

Course type


Course Summary

Study current practices and build your personal curatorial skills on our innovative Curatorial Practice Master’s.

Taught by curators, you'll work with a rich and diverse group of partner organisations in the sector.
Combine contemporary practice with an understanding of theory and history in a flexible approach.
This curating course highlights the roles of audiences, collections and new contexts.

The role of the curator is changing. This MA Curatorial Practice pathway explores curating as a contemporary practice, and approaches a wide range of curatorial strategies. You’ll engage with theory and history alongside current practice, and gain hands-on experience of curating and presenting work. You’ll be challenged and supported to develop an independent voice in curating.

We encourage you to move beyond traditional collection and exhibition-based curation to engage new audiences, situations and sites of encounter – ranging from art interventions in public spaces and projects in unexpected places to digital and web-based experiences.

Our students have capitalised on many opportunities to collaborate with galleries and museums, artists and curators, businesses and educational institutions. We want you, too, to gain the experience necessary to professionalise your practice.


MA Fine Art (Curatorial Practice) at Bath Spa is designed for students who wish to broaden their knowledge and experience of gallery practice, models of curating and the changing nature of the museum.

This Master's degree will challenge your assumptions and encourage you to explore ways to progress within and transform the field. It will also encourage you to build collaborative relationships with other professionals and develop transferable skills.

You’ll take a holistic approach, embedding theory, research, and historical and contemporary practice into your work

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You’ll need a good first degree in Fine Art or its equivalent in terms of learning or experience, and a good working knowledge of fine art contexts and methodologies. Fundamentally, you’ll be selected on your potential to thrive on the course as demonstrated by your portfolio and interview.

University information

Bath Spa University is a great choice for those seeking to combine high quality tuition with a unique lived experience. The university has a 150 year heritage of delivering outstanding higher education, and is based in the magnificent World Heritage city of Bath, where students experience ancient Roman heritage alongside Georgian elegance and contemporary city living. The university’s specialist facilities include brand new buildings,...more