Taught course


University of Sunderland · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

An honours degree, or a professional qualification equivalent or relevant experience in a range of art and design disciplines such as fine art, design, spatial culture, critical theory, art history, exhibition design, event design and arts management.
All applicants will be interviewed.
International applications are welcomed.

Months of entry


Course content

An innovative programme which enables graduates to acquire the knowledge and understanding, skills and aptitudes necessary to undertake advanced practice and research in the curation of contemporary art, design, event and museum collections.
The course features three week-long blocks of intensive delivery in October, February and June, plus weekly online contact, meaning national and European candidates can fit attendance and travel around work or family commitments, whilst regular online contact supports the completion of assignments. The course is also a full time MA for international students, who will attend both intensive blocks and weekly contact onsite. The second intensive block will take place in London in February, accessing key curators and institutions during visits to organisations including Tate, V&A, and Wellcome Collection.

It provides excellent links with leading galleries, museums, cultural and heritage organisations.
The course focuses on the concepts, working methodologies, professional practices and work related skills of curatorship within the contexts of art, media and culture. The principal aim of the programme is to equip graduates with the advanced practically applied knowledge skills required to meet the discursive, organisational, management demands of the 21st century.


Information for international students

For an application form please see http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/international/howtoapply/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
27 months
full time
11 months
distance learning
11-27 months

Course contact details

Professor Beryl Graham
+44 (0)191 515 2896