You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.
Months of entry
The MA/MFA Contemporary Curating explores the notion of exhibition practice in contemporary culture, and considers curatorial methods and strategies in the context of the gallery and museum, as well as in projects such as biennials, public art works and commissions. The programme is interdisciplinary in its structure and content and considers ways in which different kinds of art works and projects are mediated through the exhibition process. It shares the interests of the Research Councils’ strategic theme of Capitalising on the UK’s cultural assets.
The shifting relationship between artist-institution-curator-critic/writer forms a central element to the course, included in this will be a consideration of the implications of cultural theory to contemporary practice. The programme explores the potential of seeing curating as something which can be applied to different forms of knowledge, this could be through publication; symposia; conferences; events and interventions. In this way, the role of the curator could be seen as a mediator of art works; objects and information. In addition to the taught element, gallery visits and exhibition analysis will form an integral part of the programme.
The MA Contemporary Curating is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.
Unit 1: Practice 1 -Art - Contemporary Curating, Contemporary Visual Culture, Design Cultures
Unit 2: Choice of one option from the following-
Health and Wellbeing
Images and Archives
Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
Object and Context
The Museum and The City
Writing Research and Funding Proposals
Unit 3: Practice 2 - Art- Contemporary Curating, Contemporary Visual Culture, Design Cultures
Unit 4: Professional Platforms
Unit 5: Practice 3 Major Project (Contemporary Curating, Contemporary Visual Culture, Design Culture)
If you choose to progress to MFA Contemporary Curating award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.
This award is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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