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Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) MLitt

Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) MLitt

Key information

Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

Modern Art Art Curation

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is aimed at graduates wishing to develop a curatorial career within the field of contemporary visual arts. It enables you to pursue independent and self-directed working, and to lay the practical, intellectual and professional foundations for working in future curatorial roles or contexts. It benefits from a series of day-long workshops clustered around particular subject areas, practical approaches or critical topics, and it includes contributions from a range of experienced practitioners.

During this course, students will engage with live projects, ranging from collaborative to independently-led, and gain the most engaged and professionally focused experience possible. The programme will provide you with access to highly-regarded and experienced professional curators and practitioners, and enable you to acquire key skill sets and attributes as well as forge the peer networks that are vital to the profession at all levels. The programme will develop your knowledge and expertise in the field of contemporary curatorial practice, and you will acquire a core body of skills and attributes that are attractive to employers, including critical enquiry, research capacity, project-planning, project administration, budgeting, practical problem solving and professional working.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This course comprises three strands: a) historical and theoretical perspectives on curatorial practice, b) independent project development, and c) critical engagement with all aspects of professional practice. Through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops, students will be introduced to a range of curatorial practices and approaches relating to the visual arts, and they will hear from experienced curators and arts professionals as they begin to identify and locate their own interests.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good Undergraduate Degree in a relevant subject (normally 2:1 or higher - although a lower classification may be considered where other areas of the application are strong) or equivalent professional experience. Candidates will undertake an interview before selection.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more