University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Contemporary Curation

The MA Contemporary Curation is an exceptional opportunity to explore the latest concepts in curation theory and practice while gaining hands-on curatorial experience and industry insights. The course is based on campus, in The Winchester Gallery; from your first week you will be involved in the running of the gallery, from organising exhibitions and producing interpretation materials to marketing and audience development. Co-located with the School's practising artists, you'll have plenty of opportunities to collaborate on joint projects and apply your skills. Your practice will be underpinned by your developing knowledge of current curation theories and debates, informed by the School's internationally recognised expertise in art and design, visual cultural studies, digital and new media theory. Our research-active academics have links with arts organisations and international festivals, opening up a range of additional learning opportunities. You will also be exposed to top professionals in the curatorial field through guest lectures and behind-the-scenes gallery visits.

Entry requirements

MA: Upper second class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University

Course modules

Core: Methods of Cultural Inquiry, Contemporary Curation: Theories and Histories, Contemporary Curation: Practices, Final Project. Optional: Creative Thinking and Problem Solving, Experimental Publishing, Global Marketing, Digital Cultures, Sustainability in Business and Design, Entrepreneurship, Exploring the Language of Visual Display.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on the basis of individual assignments, your interim exhibition project and final exhibition project, group-work and reflective learning logs.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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