Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Contemporary Curating

Contemporary curating has come to play an increasingly vital role in the representation and interpretation of art; the course has been designed in response to developments in the field and the activities of professionals working across a diverse range of curatorial and art-related disciplines. Students will develop key practical, theoretical and professional skills through project based and written submissions, building knowledge of a range of curatorial practices through seminar-based modules and live projects. The course responds to the needs of creative industries for well-informed, critically astute curators and researchers. It prepares students for life as a professional curator, a PhD researcher or to work in other career areas.

Entry requirements

Applicants require either a good degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Course modules

Core modules: models and methods of curatorial practice: core module; research in practice; final dissertation. Shared option modules: discourses in art and design; art in the public realm; perspectives on art as a global human activity; arts policy and cultural planning; contemporary philosophy and aesthetics.

Assessment methods

Project work develops key practical and professional skills; while seminar-based modules and live research build substantial knowledge of a range of contexts and curatorial practices. Students complete essays, presentations and practical collaborative work.

Sponsorship information

AHRC funding may be available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Art, Margaret Street Birmingham B3 3BX West Midlands

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Birmingham City University Enquiries
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0121 331 5595