London Metropolitan University
Curating the Contemporary
This is a professional course, devised and taught with our partner, the internationally renowned Whitechapel Gallery. Through direct involvement in the life cycle of the gallery, students acquire the key skills and knowledge of curatorial practice as well as an informed understanding of the contemporary visual arts. Students also gain a broad range of transferable skills in communication, management, research and analysis. The MA Curating the Contemporary partnership and programme is unique among courses of its type. It provides theory into practice experiential learning of a kind and quality that is invaluable to students seeking future employment in the industry.
A relevant upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a cognate discipline. Professional qualifications from accredited museums and public galleries may also be considered. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
Year 1: history of art and critical theory; workplace observation module: Whitechapel gallery; critical writing: idioms and audience. Year 2: research methods and project; curatorial practice and mentoring; professional practice: Whitechapel gallery.
Students are assessed via a variety of methods, including project work (exhibitions), essays, archival investigation and a major research project. Assessment is also based on evaluation of students' individual contributions in the 'live' curatorial environment.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 11,250 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Aldgate||Tower Hamlets||E1 7PF||South East|
020 7133 4202