Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Art Museum and Gallery Studies

The Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip provides you with the opportunity to develop skills as a curator or gallery educator in the fields of both historical and contemporary art. We aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish or progress your successful career working in art museums or galleries. You will gain unparalleled experience and a competitive professional edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events in high-profile public venues. The course encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input by art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond. This input ranges from those who work in small, independent contemporary galleries to those who curate national art collections and internationally significant exhibitions.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in fine art; craft; design; art history. Applicants don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but should have studied modules in art history; art theory and/or fine art; craft; design. We will also consider applications of non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. If students have borderline or non-standard qualifications more information may be requested. We may ask applicants to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in writing).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7419