Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Contemporary Curating

MA/MFA Contemporary Curating explores the notion of exhibition practice in contemporary culture and considers curatorial methods and strategies in the context of the gallery and museum, as well as in projects such as biennials, public art works and commissions. The course considers ways in which different kinds of art works and projects are mediated through the exhibition process. The shifting relationship between artist-institution-curator-critic/writer forms a central element to the course. The course also explores the potential of seeing curating as something that can be applied to different forms of knowledge: publications, symposia; events and interventions. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours degree standard.

Course modules

Year 1: practice 1: art: contemporary curating; contemporary visual culture; design cultures; practice 2: art: contemporary curating; contemporary visual culture; design cultures, practice 3: art: contemporary curating major project; option unit (contested territories, digital futures, health and wellbeing; images and archives; making our futures- ecological arts and sustainable design; negotiated study; object and context; the museum and the city; writing research and funding proposals); professional platforms. Year 2: practice 4: contextualising; practice 5: realisation and publication.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MFA Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0161 247 6969