Art Museum and Gallery Studies - MA/PGDip


Newcastle University    School of Arts and Cultures

Full time & Part time September MA, PGDip 9-12 months full time, 18-24 months part time
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Immerse yourself in the world of art and gain a professional edge with our Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA/PGDip programme. Led by experienced curators, artists, and researchers, this course combines contemporary theory with hands-on experience to prepare you for a successful career in the art world. Explore the historical and contemporary contexts of curating art through practical sessions, exhibition making, and placement opportunities. As part of our partnership with the Hatton Gallery, you'll curate a public exhibition and organize engaging learning events. With access to over 80 regional galleries and museums, the vibrant city of Newcastle is your classroom. Join our dynamic group of international students and industry professionals and become a leader in the art field. Entry requirements include a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, but we also welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant professional experience. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in art museum and gallery studies.

About the course

The course is designed to provide you with an unparalleled experience and a professional edge. It blends cutting-edge contemporary theory with real-world experience essential for establishing or progressing your career.

You’ll be taught by established curators, artists, educators, researchers and sector professionals with substantial experience of working in the art world. You’ll gain an advanced understanding of the historical and contemporary contexts to curating art.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications, we may contact you to request more information.

We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Zoom.


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