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Full time


15 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Art Curation Collecting

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

You will work alongside curators, learning how to handle art and design objects. Professionals in the curatorial team at Chelsea Space will guide your curating of artefacts. Your exhibition skills will be underpinned by curatorial knowledge, enhanced by study visits to major institutions.

Curators from among the university’s professors or readers, will also offer you unique perspectives on their work. Where necessary, other invited speakers, will lead discussions on exhibition practice. By combining practical engagement with historical understanding, the course builds the skills needed for a successful career.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through: Critical writing; Presentations and crits; Project portfolios.


Many MA Curating and Collections graduates go on to work as curators either, independently or within galleries, museums or other art and design organisations. Some of our course alumni develop public programmes, while others choose further study and research exhibitionary practice and typically focus on collections research, exhibitions history and curatorial practice. MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea provides students with the critical, historical and contextual studies needed to advance their careers.


This unit will deepen your practice through engagement with collections research alongside curatorial activity. To establish connections with curatorial networks to help you progress your research interests; To gain a critical perspective on institutional practices, through a detailed knowledge of the curatorial contexts; To plan and implement a collections-based display; To increase communication skills, through written work and oral presentations; To evaluate curatorial methods used to reinterpret objects and practices.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: BA (Hons) degree in a related subject or equivalent academic qualifications; Personal statement; Study plan. Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your personal statement and study plan.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. It has impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians. There are six colleges across 14 sites around London. These offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, screen, fashion, communication, media and performing arts. The colleges are: Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of...more

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