Taught course

Art Curatorship

University of Melbourne · University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, including at least 50 credit points at second year level or above in subjects requiring written and analytical assessment, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent.

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

The Master of Art Curatorship provides historical, theoretical and practical subjects that focus on the activities of museums, including collection management, event development, exhibition interpretation and art conservation. Students develop an understanding of the broader cultural context in which art museums operate in Australia and internationally and are given opportunities to relate theory to practice.

The Master of Art Curatorship program has been operating as a graduate degree for the past eighteen years; it was established with the advice and financial support of the arts community and the museum sector in 1990. Academic staff members have research backgrounds in, and first-hand experience of, the arts and museum sectors, while the program also draws upon the expertise of the professional staff of the University's Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Students are given the opportunity to work with the staff and holdings of the University of Melbourne's significant and extensive cultural collections. In addition, leading professionals from Australian art museums and arts organisations contribute to the teaching programs to ensure their relevance to the sector.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Melbourne Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 3 9035 5511