Taught course

Visual Arts Management and Curating

Richmond, The American International University in London

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Entry requirements

A first degree in any discipline with a minimum classification of 2.1 or its international equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Richmond University’s MA in Visual Arts Management & Curating equips students with the entrepreneurial knowledge and professional skills required to critically engage with global visual cultures of the twenty-first century and become innovative, creative and resilient leaders in their fields. The programme is taught in our Kensington campus in Central London where our students benefit from studying in close proximity to Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery and many more art galleries and institutions. The close proximity and ease of access to world class art galleries, museums, libraries and art institution is vital to the foundation of this course.

Richmond University’s MA in Visual Arts Management and Curating prepares students in the professional knowledge, skills and experience required for career placement in visual arts institutions and the creative cultural industries. The program is unique in that it straddles the publicly funded (Not for Profit) and commercial visual arts sector with a strong emphasis on education and curation. Students will learn how museums, galleries, auction houses, creative startups, collectors and funders operate in today’s increasingly global art world.

Students in this programme are considered to be junior research colleagues and emerging arts professionals and as such are encouraged to participate in a range of exhibition openings, networking events, artist talks, festivals and conferences. Many classes are taught externally in museums and galleries, and students leave with extensive contacts from which they can develop and expand their own professional network.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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+44 (0)20 8332 9000