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Curating Contemporary Design (MA)


Kingston University    Kingston School of Art

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years full time with a professional placement, 2 years part time

About the course

This collaborative degree, between Kingston School of Art and the Design Museum, has grown into one of the world's foremost programmes for design curators.

Taught by leading curators and designers, the course engages critically and creatively with our fast-changing, complex world. You will have the opportunity to curate live projects and build your own professional profile, through the Design Museum and with institutions such as the Architectural Association, British Council, Gallery Fumi and the Royal Academy of Arts. Led by both research and practice, this course has taught aspiring curators for more than fifteen years.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Selection includes an interview.

Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.


Fees

Home 2022/23
MA full time £10,260
MA part time £5,643

International 2022/23
MA full time £18,200
MA part time £10,010

Please see the university website for further information on fees for this course.

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Student Profile(s)

Matthew

"It has been very interesting to explore the anthropology behind the curator and the subtle changes the whole profession has undergone. As a history graduate, the whole question really appealed to me and I really enjoyed writing it. The course is very good at facilitating your own interests and specialisms – that's for sure. Since taking the course I have gone on to manage major London events including COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery for the Crafts Council and Open House London weekend, London's largest architectural showcase."

Feng

"As a Sino-British Scholarship holder, I have found the Curating Contemporary Design MA a wonderful experience. I am enjoying working in a team; learning more about art and culture administration; visiting the splendid museums, galleries, art and cultural institutions in London; and developing future cooperation opportunities between the UK and China.

"I am very grateful for the Sino-British Scholarship, which has given me an amazing opportunity to acquire new ideas, improve my professional practice, enhance my curating skills and develop the career that I have always wanted.

"There is an unprecedented enthusiasm in both China and the UK at the moment to develop contemporary culture and reinforce collaborations with the rest of the world. Everyone who has experienced the history and culture of these two great countries would feel a responsibility to enhance it. With the platform established by the Sino-British Trust, I believe that communication between our cultures will be strengthened."

Scholarships

Through the generous support of Kingston alumni to the Annual Fund, we offer approximately 20 postgraduate scholarships to UK students (classified as 'home' students for fees purposes) each year for courses starting in September. The aim is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research.

The scholarship offers a £3,000 (full time) or £1,500 (part time) reduction in fees for taught masters courses in the:

Kingston School of Art
Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000* (full time) or £1,500* (part time)

Eligibility

To be considered, you must:
- have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
- be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
- have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence

Application Procedure

Please visit: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/funding-your-course/scholarships/annual-fund-scholarship/


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Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 3,500

Eligibility

Please see our website for full details of all current scholarships available.

Application Procedure

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