Taught course

Curatorial Practice

Bath Spa University · Bath School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

A good first degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject. Such a qualification is not necessary if your personal and professional experiences shows a high level of commitment and understanding. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Taught by curators, working with a rich group of diverse partner organisations in the sector.
  • Combines contemporary practice with theory in a flexible approach.
  • Highlights the roles of audiences, collections and new contexts.

MA Curatorial Practice focuses on curating as a contemporary practice, bringing together history, theory and practice. We ask what is it that makes the role of the curator distinct, and how do we understand the essentials of curating, when it has become such a buzzword.

The course embraces contemporary curating in historic and collection- based settings as well as contemporary venues, digital, ‘pop-up’ and site specific contexts. It is delivered by experts in the field and working curators.

The course covers a wide range of curatorial approaches, from management of historical collections to curating at the cutting edge of contemporary art, craft and design. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds; we challenge you to develop your interests, while understanding what you share with others across our discipline. Engagement and understanding audiences are central to curatorial practice.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
9 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1225 876180