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.

Course modules

Year 1: Core Units: Curatorial Frameworks; Curatorial models and themes; dissertation/major project; professional platforms. Optional units: commercial aspects of design; contested territories; digital futures; health and wellbeing; images and archives; making our futures - ecological arts and sustainable design; negotiated study; object and context; sci art; the museum and the city - the city as a museum; writing research and funding proposals. Year 2: Core Units: MFA - practice 3: contextualising; MFA - practice 4: realisation and publication.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Full-time September 2018 - 2 Years
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) Part-time September 2018 - 4 Years

Campus details

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

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