Taught course

Curating

Institution
University of Essex · School of Philosophy and Art History
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall high 2:2.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MA Curating offers a practical and theoretical training in devising and curating exhibitions, as you work towards the preparation of an exhibition at our on-site Art Exchange gallery.

Our course combines practice, theory and histories of curating in equal measure. You will develop an essential base skills for a successful exhibition – from object handling to managing exhibition budgets – through visiting lectures by active museum professionals; practical workshops using our on-site collection and galleries; and competitive placements at leading institutions.

You will build your own confident grasp of the history and theory of exhibition-making, studying with academics who besides being active curators are producing new key texts on the curatorial history and theory. You study topics including:

  • How an exhibition can be used as a means of social or political critique
  • The historical role that museums have played in society
  • Participation and social engagement between spectators, artists and curators
  • A choice of history of art options

One of the major reasons for choosing Essex is the quality of the education you will receive. Our Art History programme is 6th in the UK for research excellence, with 89% of our work rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014), and we achieved an exceptional 95% student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Admissions
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk