Taught course

Contemporary Curatorial Practice

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:2 or above) in a related discipline or comparable previous professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by leading curators and practitioners and with close ties to museums and art galleries, this programme follows a broad approach
to curatorial practice in a contemporary context and enables you to develop your own specialism.

The traditional role of the interpreter, carer and custodian of cultural artefacts has broadened to include organisation and dissemination of a variety of cultural aspects, within and beyond the gallery and museum.

MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice enhances your theoretical understanding of the production, interpretation and reception of cultural artefacts and events in the 21st Century. You may choose to follow particular specialisms, including art, design, fashion, music and performance.

There is an active visiting curator programme of talks and tutorials, which has recently included Tom Morton, Sophia Crilly, Alison Green and Raqs Media Collective. You have the opportunity to curate real-world projects and gain experience in galleries.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Andrew Bracey