Taught course (will run subject to approval)

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 experience. Candidates will undertake an interview before selection.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is offered jointly between The Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow.

The approach embedded within the Programme is to enable students to engage with Live Projects as and when they may happen, in order that the students can gain the most engaged and professionally focused experience possible. This inevitably creates an outward looking focus through which the City and beyond become the platform of activity. Thus, enabling an engagement with the public and the audiences of the different (varied) modes of contemporary curatorial practice, be they collections, archives, contemporary art or relational and performative practices. This methodology links directly into the employability aspects embedded within the provision, and these include our current links (between GSA and GU) with external institutions including the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow Life, GOMA, the Common Guild, the CCA, Transmission, Tramway and Kelvingrove Museum amongst others.

The programme will be structured around three core courses: Curatorial Practice (1), Curatorial Practice (2), Masters Project in Curatorial Practice1 or 2 or Dissertation, supported by the Core Research Skills Course (delivered by Glasgow University) and a PGT Elective Course (delivered by GSA).

Information for international students

International students will need to have an IELTS 6.5 (min 5.5) or equivalent qualification in English language in addition to the other entry requirements listed above.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The Scottish Funding Council have provided funding for 3 full-fee waivers for postgraduate students on this programme, for the academic year 2014/15. Scottish residents and EU citizens (not students from the Rest of the UK) are eligible for these places.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment33

Course contact details

Alistair Payne