Research course

Curatorial/Knowledge

Institution
Goldsmiths, University of London · Visual Cultures
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

You should normally have a Master's degree in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The project of Curatorial/Knowledge is simultaneously a teaching programme for postgraduate research and a mechanism for bringing together the experiences of working within art institutions and environments with modes of theoretical reflection and analysis being explored within the university. Both forums urgently require a complex mode of dialogue and exchange with one another, one in which experience and reflection can come together. As the boundaries between theory and practice continue to erode, we all feel the need to explore how these might come together beyond context or illustration.



The area of inquiry explored by this degree is ‘the curatorial’ as differentiated from ‘curating’. One of the main reasons to differentiate between these two concepts is in order to open up a space of theoretical reflection and speculation consistently missing within the ever-increasing activity of curating and its professionalisation. The conjunction of the title ‘Curatorial/Knowledge’ implies an understanding of curating as the production of and engagement with knowledge. Thus ‘knowing’ is not the absorption of information and materials, and neither simply analysis and interpretation, but rather something we actively produce through our various practices.



Because the programme caters to professionals, it takes the form of six annual three-day seminars with additional field trips, culminating in a dissertation and, if appropriate, a presentation of visual material.

Fees and funding

ESRC.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
48-72 months

Course contact details

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