Master in curatorial studies

University of Navarra

Program Description

Master in curatorial studies

University of Navarra


The Master’s Degree in Curatorial Studies is Spain’s very first official university degree program to provide training for a key profession in contemporary cultural settings. We are proud to present a program whose innovation lies in its highly practical nature, first-rate faculty and international reach, which is underpinned by bilingualism, travel and internships.

The goal of this degree program is to serve the entire artistic community and promote this type of training among new professionals in Spain and Latin America through a multicultural approach.

Want to be a curator?

Curators are responsible for the discourse and means through which art and culture are present in our society.

They study and learn at the heart of daily life in a museum, where they come into direct contact with works of visual and scenic art, curators, artists, exhibition processes and organizational aspects: from idea to inauguration, from proposal to première.

They also participate in the University of Navarra’s vibrant intellectual and interdisciplinary setting and on the international faculty made up of leading experts and curators.


The curriculum outlines the subjects within the degree and their nature (basic, required, elective, etc.), the number of credits, etc. Topics are divided into subjects, which in turn are organized into modules.

The Master’s Degree in Curatorial Studies includes 60 ECTS credits divided into three modules; it lasts one academic year and is taught on campus.

  • MODULE I. Fundamentals of Curating
  • MODULE II. Curating Exhibitions and Projects
  • MODULE III. Practicum and Master’s Thesis Project

Professional prospects

Graduates will have the capacity to address the contemporary development of culture with a critical and thoughtful approach and will possess the theoretical and technical knowledge that will enable them to work as:

  • Intellectual and operational authors of exhibitions at public and private art centers and museums.
  • Independent promoters of artists.
  • Art consultants on the creation, preservation and expansion of public and private collections.
  • Directors of art festivals, artist-in-residence programs, award program coordinators, etc.

Graduates of the master’s degree will also be able to pursue careers as:

  • Museum managers in the management or administration of services, design of museum projects, planning and design of exhibitions, conservation and dissemination of heritage property.
  • Art critics in the traditional media and in new formats of journalism.
  • Experts in the cataloging, valuation and appraisal of works of art, independently or for galleries, auctions and fairs.
  • Cultural heritage managers at foundations, companies and public and private partnerships with links to cultural heritage.
This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish
  • English

Last updated October 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
1 year
Full time
13,000 EUR
Tuition fees include expenses of 4-5 curatorial trips during the course and a curatorial trip of 8-10 days to New York City.
Spain - Pamplona, Navarre
Start date : Oct. 2019
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Oct. 2019
Spain - Pamplona, Navarre
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