Taught course

Curating and Collections

University of the Arts London - Chelsea College of Arts · University of the Arts London - Chelsea College of Arts

Entry requirements

BA (Hons) degree in a related subject or equivalent academic qualifications Study proposal IELTS level 6.5 or above if English isn’t their first language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements)

Months of entry


Course content

MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts focuses on developing the skills needed to curate a range of art and design objects within the context of public and private collections. Our students explore current debates and practices in curating as they work alongside the established curatorial team on campus at Chelsea Space, and also handle the College's historic Special Collections.

Course Content

  • Practical skills to sit alongside critical reflection that helps our students develop a balanced approach to curatorial methods
  • A course that focuses on working with contemporary and historic collections, exhibition design, concept development, marketing, press releases and budgeting
  • To explore current critical debates, keeping up to date on issues such as participation, the artist-curator dynamic and thinking about the public realm
  • Our curatorial team at Chelsea Space to provide training within an active and supportive curatorial environment, engaging students with the best examples of contemporary practice
  • To have access to the Chelsea library Special Collections, which have a strong emphasis on modern and contemporary art and design

Information for international students

There is no deadline for international applications, but students are advised to apply as early as possible. For more information please contact our International Office: Telephone: +44 (0)20 7514 1852 Email: ccwinternational@arts.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
£ 17,920

+44 (0)20 7514 1852

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Gavin Freeborn
+44 (0)20 7514 7751