Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the MA Contemporary Curation are a good honours degree in a relevant art, humanities, or social sciences subject with a 2.1 or 1st class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Contemporary Curation master's at Winchester School of Art is an exceptional opportunity to explore how to curate a compelling and relevant art exhibition within groups and independently. From curating contemporary performance to handling historic art objects, you'll learn how to apply practical skills to a variety of different art mediums and disciplines.

You’ll have the opportunity to look at digital curation - the way artwork is stored, collected and archived online, understand the current concerns and limitations of contemporary curation and culture, and attend visits to local and London-based art exhibitions.

Your practice will be underpinned by your developing knowledge of current curation theories and debates, informed by the School’s internationally recognised expertise in art and design, visual cultural studies, digital and new media theory. Our research-active academics have links with arts organisations and international festivals. You’ll also be exposed to top professionals in the curatorial field through guest lectures and behind-the-scenes gallery visits.

The course is based on campus, in The Winchester Gallery; you’ll get professional experience managing projects, with unique access to the University’s vast network of practising artists, academics and researchers who will inform and inspire your curatorial practice.

Information for international students

International and EU students applying for this programme are required to have a minimum IELTS score of Band 2C, 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components prior to starting the programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
+44 (0)23 8059 4393