A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in fine art, craft, design or art history. You don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in art history, art theory and/or fine art, craft or design. We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.
Months of entry
We aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish or progress your successful career working in art museums or galleries.
Working in collaboration with our key partners - Hatton Gallery and Laing Art Gallery - you will curate a public-facing group exhibition and organise and deliver a programme of public activities and learning events, designed to provide you with an unparalleled experience and a professional edge.
The course encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input from a range of art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond. This includes those involved in independent initiatives, national art collections, and internationally significant exhibitions.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in speaking and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).
Pre-sessional English Language courses are accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Modules also available on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) basis.
Course contact details
- Dr Joanne Sayner, Degree Programme Director
- + 44 (0) 191 208 5336