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Curating Contemporary Art MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Modern Art Art Curation

Course type


Course Summary


The MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) Programme is recognised both as an international leader in its field and for its commitment to collaborative group project-based work that integrates theory and practice throughout the curriculum.

The CCA Programme approaches the field critically, theoretically and through best practice in commissioning, curating and programming with London-based and national arts organisations and spaces, ensuring that the knowledge and understanding of these practices is grounded in the context of public audiences, urbanisation and the digital. In the increasingly complex cultural environment in which curating takes place, our research-led and practice-led teaching by staff and visiting tutors ensures the curatorial and artistic significance, intellectual value and critical vitality of the MA Programme.

The Programme offers:

practice-based learning and research-led teaching
collaborative learning and research through project-based work
a graduate project with external high-profile partners
an awareness of wider social, political and economic contexts
a understanding of transnational contexts and issues of diversity and inclusion
an international student body and peer-led learning
responsiveness to shifts in artistic and curatorial practice
professional development
an independent research-based dissertation.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



Curatorial Thinking (30 Credits)
Curatorial Practice (50 Credits)
Research in Practice (20 Credits)
Graduate Project (50 Credits)
Independent Research Project (Dissertation) (50 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are generally expected to have a good undergraduate / BA degree from an Arts or Humanities background; If their undergraduate degree is not Arts or Humanities-based; they should be able to articulate its relevance, or how it informs your aim to study Curating Contemporary Art; they can demonstrate an active interest in contemporary art and its presentation and mediation; they have some practical experience of working within the visual arts or cultural sector that is relevant to the field of curatorial practice.