Kingston University

Kingston University

Curating Contemporary Design

The course helps students gain a grounding in the professional aspects of museum practice as well as first-hand experience in planning and organising design exhibitions; this practical experience is supported by modules in history and theory, ensuring that students have a thorough knowledge of the ideas and context underpinning the display and curating of contemporary designed objects; there is a strong emphasis on research skills and presentation, ensuring a high level of professional development.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BA (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in an academic subject or creative practice field; relevant work experience; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: City cultures (New York); professional practice; interpreting contemporary design; theory of the object; making of the modern world; interdisciplinary practice research; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through curatorial project briefs; seminar presentations; essays; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

AHRB studentships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,850 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Knights Park Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ South East

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Contact: 
Applicant Services
Telephone number: 
0844 855 2177