Taught course

Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

Glasgow School of Art · Fine Art

Entry requirements

A good Undergraduate Degree in a relevant subject (normally 2:1 or higher - although a lower classification may be considered where other areas of the application are strong) or equivalent professional or life experience.

A good level of understanding of contemporary art relevant to the applicant’s cultural context.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme, established in 2014 and jointly run by The Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow, offers students the opportunity to study curatorial practice in Glasgow, a city with a vibrant and distinctive international art scene. Throughout the year students are supported to identify and undertake individually motivated curatorial projects and research as the basis for the development of a self-sustaining practice, making this programme distinctive in its delivery.

During this intensive one-year programme, students work closely with artists and a range of organisations, as they consolidate and articulate their practice within an international context of theory and practice. There is a balance between theoretical exploration and critique, where writing and concept-formation are challenged and developed by practical application and experimentation.

There is the opportunity to work both individually and collaboratively at different stages in the year on projects that extend beyond exhibition-as-form, to include performance-based work, publications, digital platforms and other discursive modes of curation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Karen Di Franco