Taught course

Curating

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Art
Qualifications
MFA

Entry requirements

Applicants for Part One (diploma stage): first degree of at least second class (or international equivalent) plus element of professional experience (interning in gallery or equivalent institution, curating own shows or degree shows etc).

Applications for entry directly onto Part Two of the programme for either full-time or part-time routes must show through interview and, where appropriate, portfolio that they have established a professional practice and have already fulfilled the criteria demanded at the end of Part One of one year for an equivalent Masters in Curating.

Work experience is absolutley essential to demonstrate that you have a clear sense of current trends and activities in contemporary art. This should be demonstrated through your experience, and expanded upon in your personal statement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme is designed for students who wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and who wish to develop their professional practice in this area.

This two-part programme is designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of contemporary curatorial practice. It's aimed at curators and those with related academic and practical experience who wish to achieve professional excellence in their practice, to innovate in the expanding field of curatorial practice.

MFA Curating at Goldsmiths focuses in-depth on aesthetic, social, political and philosophical questions that are brought to bear in any place or at any event in which contemporary art is situated.

The programme is designed to provide a practice-led research context for students at any stage of their professional practice.

It also enables you to experiment and innovate in the expanded field of curatorial pedagogy, to collaborate on an interdisciplinary basis and extend your and other students' knowledge through this process.

Goldsmiths' MFA Curating programme is recognised worldwide for producing highly qualified curators and other arts professionals.

Our graduates find employment in top international museums, commercial galleries, auction houses, magazines, alternative spaces and not-for-profit organisations. Others choose employment as artist’s studio managers; arts education programmers; museum public talks and events organisers; gallery archivists and registrars.

Fees and funding

AHRC

Qualification and course duration

MFA

full time
24 months
part time
36ft&pt months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Creative work50

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course-info@gold.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7078 5300