Taught course

MA in Visual Arts Management and Curating

Richmond, The American International University in London · Richmond, The American International University in London

Entry requirements

US Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, or UK first degree with minimum second class honours, or an overseas equivalent as determined by the University. Relevant work experience is welcomed and may, on occasion, be accepted in lieu of a first degree, but is not required.

Months of entry


Course content

Richmond University’s MA in Visual Arts Management and Curating prepares students in the professional knowledge, skills and experience required for a career in the visual arts sector and the creative industries. The programme is unique in that it straddles both public and commercial visual arts sectors with a strong emphasis on education, curation and the international art market. Students learn how museums, galleries, auction houses, creative startups, collectors and funders operate in today’s increasingly global art world.

Students on this course 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 in museums and galleries, and students leave with extensive contacts from which to begin to develop their own professional networks.

6 facts about the programme;

  1. One-year program based in London
  2. A global perspective on the visual arts
  3. Professional training for work in the arts and creative cultural industries
  4. Accredited internship
  5. International, research and professionally active faculty
  6. Small class sizes and faculty supervision

Information for international students

Applicants who are not from a majority English speaking country will be asked to supply evidence of their English language skills which will usually be an IELTS with 6.5 overall and no element below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)20 8332 9000
+44 (0)20 8332 1596