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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

This course is a commission, curate and programme with London-based and national arts organisations. We have a commitment to collaborative group project-based work that integrates theory and practice. We approach the field critically and theoretically, ensuring that the knowledge and understanding of these practices is grounded in the context of public audiences, urbanisation and the digital. 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 programme.

We offer practice-based learning and research-led teaching, through collaborative and project-based work. You’ll undertake a graduate project with external high-profile partners as well as an independent research-based dissertation. You’ll gain an awareness of wider social, political and economic contexts and an understanding of transnational contexts and issues of diversity and inclusion.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date



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