14 Masters Programs in Curating

A masters degree in Curating is a multidisciplinary masters program that cuts across a variety of fields. Students taking the masters program are provided with a structure for reflecting and acting on their reflections, learning and organization in art institutions and the public sphere.A master in curating student is expected to participate in several project works and exhibitions while undertaki… Read more

A masters degree in Curating is a multidisciplinary masters program that cuts across a variety of fields. Students taking the masters program are provided with a structure for reflecting and acting on their reflections, learning and organization in art institutions and the public sphere.

A master in curating student is expected to participate in several project works and exhibitions while undertaking the program in the university. Major activities that a student enrolled in the program is expected to undertake include: instruction modules, seminars, group activities and lectures from lecturers affiliated to various art fields.

It is imperative for a student enrolled for a masters degree in curating to get practical experience. Normally, internships are obtained in places such as museums, libraries, art galleries and special collections places. To enroll in a masters program in curating, it is a prerequisite to have a bachelors degree in a related field. Job opportunities for students who undertake this masters program are more or less the same as the places for internships. However, other jobs available for graduates of the program include: museum technicians, curatorial assistants in large museums or a restorer in small museums.

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Richmond The American International University in London
Kensington, United Kingdom

Richmond University’s MA in Visual Arts Management & Curating equips students with the entrepreneurial knowledge and professional skills required to critically engage with ... +

Richmond University’s MA in Visual Arts Management & Curating equips students with the entrepreneurial knowledge and professional skills required to critically engage with global visual cultures of the twenty-first century and become innovative, creative and resilient leaders in their fields. The program is taught in our Kensington campus in Central London where our students benefit from studying in close proximity to Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery and many more art galleries and institutions. -
MA
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Escuela Superior de Diseño ESDi
Sabadell, Spain +1 More

The Master's Degree in Commissariat of Digital Art attends to the needs of professional and academic training in the curating of exhibitions, theory of art and design, critici ... +

The Master's Degree in Commissariat of Digital Art attends to the needs of professional and academic training in the curating of exhibitions, theory of art and design, criticism or -
Master
Full-time
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

Study current theory and history, and build your personal curatorial skills and thinking on our innovative curating MA.

Study current theory and history, and build your personal curatorial skills and thinking on our innovative curating MA. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

A ground-breaking new MA delivered in partnership with the BFI to prepare students to build successful careers in film exhibition, programming, criticism or archival work.

A ground-breaking new MA delivered in partnership with the BFI to prepare students to build successful careers in film exhibition, programming, criticism or archival work. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Hands-on curatorial experience and individual, practice-based projects form the foundation of our MA Curation Masters degree.

Hands-on curatorial experience and individual, practice-based projects form the foundation of our MA Curation Masters degree. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Commission, curate and programme with London-based and national arts organisations.

Commission, curate and programme with London-based and national arts organisations. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Bengaluru, India

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And ... +

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with a sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
NABA
Milan, Italy

NABA’s two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is the only program in Europe that combines a solid education in visual arts production with highly specialized curato ... +

NABA’s two-year MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies is the only program in Europe that combines a solid education in visual arts production with highly specialized curatorial training. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Feb 2020
Campus
 
Aalto University
Helsinki, Finland

ViCCA explores emerging knowledge and practices at the intersections of visual cultures, curating and contemporary art. We facilitate students to develop and contextualize the ... +

ViCCA explores emerging knowledge and practices at the intersections of visual cultures, curating and contemporary art. We facilitate students to develop and contextualize their own practices within and in between these contexts. The programme is open to artists, curators, scholars and practitioners with different backgrounds and experience, who are looking for opportunities to understand, challenge and shift the paradigms of contemporary art and the world around us. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Campus
 
University of Bologna
Bologna, Italy

The international curriculum of the Master in Arts, Museology, and Curatorship is aimed at discussing the different methodologies in the fields of valorization of the arts, mu ... +

The international curriculum of the Master in Arts, Museology, and Curatorship is aimed at discussing the different methodologies in the fields of valorization of the arts, museology, and curatorship in an international perspective. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Florence, Italy

3rd edition - Today, curating contemporary art requires as many skills as there are artistic contexts and languages. Whereas a solid cultural background is as important as man ... +

3rd edition - Today, curating contemporary art requires as many skills as there are artistic contexts and languages. Whereas a solid cultural background is as important as management and communication skills, what is even more crucial for a 21st Century Curator is to build a stable network of relationships to make a curatorial project tangible and widely expandable. For this reason, thanks to the prestige and unique position of the city of Venice, participants have the opportunity to engage critically and actively in current debates in curatorial practice and contemporary art and to operate in the Biennale context, incubator for excellence and innovation. The course leads students to practically learn the job of a Curator in all its forms, also thanks to an international Faculty that includes some of the most prominent professionals of the art world. This way, participants get to know the curatorial methods that institutions such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Fondation Pinault, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia and Christie's apply. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
24 Nov 2020
26 Oct 2020
Campus
 
Zurich University of the Arts
Zürich, Switzerland

The professional communication of culture, art, architecture, and design is essential. Education, effective staging, and communication in the area of arts and design have an i ... +

The professional communication of culture, art, architecture, and design is essential. Education, effective staging, and communication in the area of arts and design have an important role to play, in both the public and private sectors, reflecting the shifts currently taking place in cultural production and the creative and cultural industries. In this context, the program in Curatorial Studies will enable the student to work successfully as a curator and/or as an art and culture educator across the entire spectrum of institutional and non-institutional contexts, in the public and private sectors, and in the for-profit and not-for-profit domains. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Bengaluru, India

The Pathway in Curatorial Practices: Film, Media & Visual Arts is a two-year, full-time Masters programme designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the f ... +

The Pathway in Curatorial Practices: Film, Media & Visual Arts is a two-year, full-time Masters programme designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of curating and to encourage students to curate projects and create a national and international network of peers and collaborators for their work. This specialisation is founded on the premise that there is no separation between practice and theory in curatorial work and that curators operate across a vast ecology of contexts and spaces, from the museum, to the commercial gallery, to the artist-led space, to the festival, to a lab, to new creative ventures. In today’s art world, the role of the curator often blends in with that of the artist, the publisher, the researcher, the archivist, and the creative entrepreneur. This programme responds to such interdisciplinarity by offering practice-led learning that combines the study of art history, aesthetics and exhibition histories with developing skills in critical writing and thinking, as well as project development and management. The students will explore the ethical, philosophical and political dimensions of current debates in contemporary art and culture, and will be encouraged to respond to the historical, political and cultural contexts of South Asia. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
Zurich University of the Arts
Zürich, Switzerland

The CAS/MAS in Curating is a discursive platform focusing on key areas of museology, contemporary exhibition-making and curating. It has a strong practical orientation – combi ... +

The CAS/MAS in Curating is a discursive platform focusing on key areas of museology, contemporary exhibition-making and curating. It has a strong practical orientation – combined with reading and discussing critical theory. -
Master
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
English, German
Feb 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online