Taught course

Curating Contemporary Design

Institution
Kingston University · Communication Design
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in an academic subject or creative practice field
  • We welcome applicants with relevant work experience, such as practitioners, museum staff and designers looking to extend their professional experience
  • You should be able to demonstrate an ability to work creatively and within a team

Months of entry

September

Course content

Run jointly with the Design Museum, London this course is taught by leading curators and designers within the field. Through its projects at the Design Museum and with prestigious cultural organisations, including the British Council, Architecture Foundation, British Museum and the V&A, the course gives you the opportunity to curate live projects and build your own professional profile.

The Kingston School of Art environment, which includes the Stanley Picker Gallery, Dorich House Museum and outstanding workshop facilities, encourages creativity and experimentation as responses to interrogations of contemporary conditions and concerns.

The course is unique as it is both research and practice-led in the field of curatorial studies. The course has taught aspiring curators for more than 15 years and is widely recognised as a pioneer of its kind leading the new discipline of design curation. Graduates have pursued successful careers in museums, galleries and cultural organisations around the world and the course has developed an extensive international network of curators.

This degree is taught in the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries, part of Kingston School of Art.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12-24 months

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