Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Curating Contemporary Art

Christie's Education London · Christie's Education London

Entry requirements

Completed application. A university degree, normally at 2.1 level. Applicants whose first language is not English should normally have IELTS 7. Applicants must also provide a 1,000 – 2,000 word writing sample on an art related subject. CV/Resume. Personal Statement. Two academic letter references on institutional letterhead (or equivalent professional references for mature students). Scanned colour copy of passport photo page and previous UK visas if applicable. A brief critical appraisal of a recent exhibition of contemporary art (500 words). A brief proposal for an exhibition you would like to curate (500 words, please include images).

Months of entry


Course content

Curatorial practice is at the heart of the contemporary art world, shaping how artists’ work is displayed, contextualised, debated and consumed.

From your very first day on this innovative programme, you will operate as a curator in training, developing your research abilities, practical skills, theoretical knowledge and unique creative voice. You will combine rigorous academic study with extensive fieldwork, both in London and internationally, coming into regular contact with leading artists, curators and other art world figures.

In the third term of the programme, you will devise and deliver a public exhibition with your fellow students, providing you with invaluable curatorial experience with which to launch your future career.

Information for international students

If you require a visa to study in the UK, we recommend you submit your application form by April of the year you intend to study. Applications will normally be acknowledged within 5 working days.

Fees and funding

Christie’s Education offers support to students who need financial assistance. The closing date for applications for all awards is Friday, 26 May 2017.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Laura Harris