Our MA in Curation Practices is ideal for those who wish to focus on the subject and expansive field of curation, with aspirations to either enter the profession or continue to doctoral study. The programme offers the opportunity to contribute to growing fields of practice, in addition to the advancement of practices in education, arts and the heritage industries.
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This practical and professional programme provides opportunities to develop a synthesised skill-set, underpinned by scholarly research in curatorial discourse. This skill-set includes collaborative creativity, communications and learning strategies.
Perfectly situated in a specialist arts community; surrounded by the study and production of creative artefacts, students will be encouraged to take full advantage of what the environment offers. Specialist tutors, visiting lecturers and in-house professional curators together provide a stimulating and relevant curricula. For example, topics will include the use of new technologies and audience engagement. The programme experience is also enriched by a specific and College-wide (national and international) professional partnership network.
We provide workshops for the development of specialist skills including: visualisation, spatial design, object handling and installation. We also provide exhibition areas, in addition to access to a range of ‘off-site’ spaces through our partnership network (based in a range of sectors). However, students are to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development through forging contacts and securing spaces for curatorial projects.
We have well-supported networks of computers. Our Library & Learning Resource Centre offers students access to over 30,000 books and 140 national and international magazines, as well as a vast range of multimedia resources. The Library also holds a curated collection of Artist Books and the College archive. The College is located in close proximity to unique national collections, thereby providing access to a range of curatorial subject matter, to serve individual research interests.In addition to the acquisition of a skill-set relevant to contemporary curation practices, the outcome of the programme will be a developing portfolio of informed curatorial projects.
Running from September to August, the programme can be taken as a full time MA for one year or a part time MA for two years. Depending upon the point of departure, students could be credited with a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters.