Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Curating the Art Museum

The course focuses on the historical, theoretical and political context of the art museum and on contemporary issues relating to the museum and curatorial practice. It also considers the physical history of works of art, issues of handling and conservation and the care of collections, and varying means of communication, whether written or spoken, directed at a scholarly or a wider audience. Students undertake collaborative projects, both virtual and real, oriented towards the exhibition or display of visual art, and written assignments including a dissertation on a related subject; they visit museums and galleries here and abroad, and engage in the planning and delivery of public debates, involving museum professionals and experts, on key issues.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an upper 2nd class Honours degree. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in both Reading and Writing).

Course modules

Core modules: Historical, theoretical and political context of the art museum; physical history of works of art; undertaking a project oriented towards the exhibition or display of visual art; internship in an art museum.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include major project.

Sponsorship information

Various Courtauld Institute Studentships of values between £1,000 and £15,000.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,220 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,220 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,220 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,220 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Courtauld Institute of Art Westminster WC2R 0RN South East

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