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This programme, delivered by School of Arts and specialist visiting lecturers, develops your skills and provides experience relevant to a career in curating.
Based at the School of Arts Studio 3 Gallery, you are involved in all aspects of the running of the Gallery.
You have the opportunity to develop your own project, working within the Gallery’s exhibition programme. In developing your exhibition project for Studio 3 Gallery you will work closely with partner organisations in the Kent region, such as Canterbury Museums, or with international art groups like the Stuckists. Both of these examples relate to exhibitions developed by students taking the MA Curating
About the Department of History & Philosophy of
An upper second-class honours degree or better, usually in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.
Your application should include a sample of your academic writing. Ideally this will be an essay, on a similar or related topic, that you have recently written as part of your undergraduate degree programme. Please upload this to your application portal.
Please see course website for further details.
I graduated with confidence, believing that I had the necessary skills and experience to work in the fiercely competitive art world. Indeed, having befriended the artist Humphrey Ocean, I undertook an internship with him, archiving his work – a hugely enjoyable and invaluable experience, which I am continuing with.
As a result of writing on average two essays per module, and reading the work of other art theorists and critics, the degree also improved my writing style considerably. Indeed, in a positive review of Krikey! Kentemporary Prints (an exhibition I curated as part of my degree) which appeared in the scholarly print journal Print Quarterly, Paul Coldwell singled out the catalogue essay I wrote for particular praise. The ‘Print Collecting & Curating’ module, for which I curated the aforementioned exhibition, has had the most profound effect on me, both in terms of personal development and employability. As regards the latter, as well as archiving for Humphrey Ocean, I was put in touch with an art dealer, on whose behalf I have been selling artworks, from 19th century political prints to modern and contemporary paintings. In so doing, I have sold to museums, galleries, societies and universities.
My biggest success so far has been turning a £600 investment into over £11,000 profit. I
am in the process of devising an exhibition proposal – based on a University essay I wrote – and am in discussion with a major London institution to host it.
The scholarship will be awarded to applicants able to demonstrate how they have contributed creatively towards their subject area (Drama, Film or History of Art) in recent years.
£1000 towards tuition fees
The Jarman Scholarship will provide £1,000 towards tuition fees and is open to home and overseas applicants from any country who have received an offer of a place on one of our MA programmes by 26 May 2019.
In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must demonstrate in no more than 400 words how they have contributed creatively towards their subject area in recent years. Examples of ways in which you may have contributed creatively towards your subject area:
- organising/participating in events outside of your undergraduate degree programme
- blogging or making YouTube films
- delivering a talk on subject area
- community work carried out in the Arts field
- newspaper/letter activities, etc.
Applicants must email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, application ID, programme of study, scholarship they wish to apply for, supporting statement outlined above, and country by 26 May 2019.
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