Taught course

Contemporary Curating

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Manchester School of Art
Qualifications
MAMFA

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 course considers ways in which different kinds of art works and projects are mediated through the exhibition process.

The shifting relationship between artist-institution-curator-critic/writer forms a central element to the course. The course also explores the potential of seeing curating as something that can be applied to different forms of knowledge: publications, symposia, events and interventions.

Features

  • Opportunity to work on Holden Gallery exhibitions programme which generates four new shows a year, artists have included: John Baldessari, Sophie Calle, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Cornelia Parker, Roman Signer, Mark Wallinger
  • Curator talks and seminars from a range of galleries and programmes,such as: Liverpool Biennial, Manchester Art Gallery, Open Eye, Tate Liverpool, The Whitworth among others
  • Partnership arrangements with Castlefield Gallery and HOME for placements and work experience.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MFA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969