A good Undergraduate Degree in a relevant subject (normally 2:1 or higher - although a lower classification may be considered where other areas of the application are strong) or equivalent professional experience. Candidates will undertake an interview before selection. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme is aimed at graduates wishing to develop a curatorial career within the field of contemporary visual arts. It enables you to pursue independent and self-directed working, and to lay the practical, intellectual and professional foundations for working in future curatorial roles or contexts.
- The programme is run in conjunction with The School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art, which is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s foremost art schools for teaching and research in fine art, design and architecture.
- It benefits from a series of day-long workshops clustered around particular subject areas, practical approaches or critical topics, and it includes contributions from a range of experienced practitioners.
- You will engage with live projects, ranging from collaborative to independently-led, and gain the most engaged and professionally focused experience possible.
- The programme offers links with external institutions in Glasgow, including the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow International, GoMA, Tramway, The Common Guild, Transmission and the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum.
The programme will provide you with access to highly-regarded and experienced professional curators and practitioners, and enable you to acquire key skill sets and attributes as well as forge the peer networks that are vital to the profession at all levels.
- Curatorial practice 1 and 2
- Research methods in practice
In addition, you will produce a dissertation or Masters project in curatorial practice during the summer.
In the second semester, you will undertake an optional course, choosing from a range offered across the subject areas within the School of Culture & Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow or electives courses offered by The Glasgow School of Art.
Information for international students
A minimum English Language proficiency level is required International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0; 2 subtests not lower than 7.0 and no other sub-test lower than 6.5. IBTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 24
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Lesley Young