Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts


This course focuses above all on the public exhibition of contemporary art, but also recognises curation in its most enquiring sense as a way of bringing together and relating ideas, images, objects and texts for public exhibition. This intellectually stimulating course enables students to be creative and open to new ways of working as they begin to define their own specialism. Through practice and research students are invited to experiment with curation for traditional and innovative public exhibition spheres, including; museums, galleries and public spaces; digital arts, moving image and performance; print, digital media and the internet. Taught by leading, established practitioners in the field and with a strong emphasis on industry lectures, workshops, visits and collaborations, the course focuses heavily on the core professional skills needed to stand out in the competitive field of curation. Students are expected to develop a thorough understanding of current debates in contemporary art, design and media practice. Through expert tuition and regular interaction with students on other postgraduate courses at NUA students will hone their research and critical interpretation skills. Through hands-on practice throughout the course, students will develop key sector skills in the management of collaborative projects; the ability to lead and work within a team and an understanding of the importance and use of networks. The course will encourage students to question the ethical responsibilities of the curator and reflect on controversy within the arts.

Entry requirements

The offer of entry is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2.1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.

Course modules

Award specific unit x 2; research into practice; self negotiated study; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed using clearly identified criteria and requirements, and these are explained to the student at the start of each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Norwich University of the Arts Norwich NR2 4SN East of England

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