Master's Program in Curatorial Practice - IED Florence


Istituto Europeo di Design    Management Lab

Full time November MA 1 year
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Embark on a transformative journey with the Master's Program in Curatorial Practice at IED Florence. This prestigious programme equips graduate students with the essential skills and expertise needed to excel in the dynamic world of curating contemporary art. The curriculum is thoughtfully structured into three main parts: Cultural area, Skills and Expertise, and Practice, providing a comprehensive understanding of art history, exhibition management, and curatorial design. Taught by an international Faculty of esteemed professionals, students delve into current debates in curatorial practice, fostering a network of relationships crucial for success in the 21st Century. Ideal for those aspiring to specialise in the curatorial sector, this programme welcomes students from diverse academic backgrounds, with previous studies in Arts and Management being advantageous but not mandatory. Upon completion, graduates unlock a myriad of career opportunities in museums, galleries, fairs, auction houses, and emerging fields like criticism and consultancy. Join us in Florence, where art and education converge to shape the curators of tomorrow.

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MISSION AND GOALS

Today, curating contemporary art requires as many skills as there are artistic contexts and languages. Whereas a solid cultural background is as important as management and communication skills, what is even more crucial for a 21st Century Curator is to build a stable network of relationships to make a curatorial project tangible and widely expandable.

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Entry Requirements

This study path is designed for graduate students who want to specialise in the curatorial sector, and take on their professional career in museums, galleries, fairs or auction houses. Previous studies in the field of Arts and Management are a plus but not required.

THIS COURSE IS HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE


Fees

€ 19.200,00

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Student Profiles

Marco De Vincenzo

Graduated in 2021

Marco De Vincenzo is a Creative Director and founder of his namesake brand. At twenty-one, the designer joined the creative offices of Fendi, where he currently holds the position of Leather goods Head Designer. In 2009 Marco won the “Who Is On Next” competition organized by Vogue Italia. In 2014, LVMH signed a partnership with Marco leading to international growth for the brand. Today, Marco de Vincenzo is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and exciting voices in made in Italy fashion. In May 2022, he was appointed Creative Director at ETRO while keeping his collaboration with FENDI.

Assel Akhmidzhanova

Graduated in 2021

After a bachelor in Visual Art in Kazakhstan Assel started working in fashion retail – but she realized that she wanted to deal with art as an organizer. She got enrolled in IED – Master in Arts Management and she started to be more interested in the modern art of the world and of her country.

“IED helped me to make the shift from fashion retail onto modern art. I really loved that our teachers were not only theoretical but practical professionals working in this sphere. We could visit the Uffizi gallery, speak to its General Manager, our teachers organized Pitti Uomo – it was a great opportunity indeed to go deep into the sphere. IED provided collaboration and projects with them. Also IED helped me to meet a lot of interesting creative people”.

Her most significant project by now has been ”Green, Yellow, Red and Green again” exhibition by Almagul Menlibaeva at TSE Art Destination, in Astana. The gallery deals with the analysis and exhibiting of Central Asian art, they often also invite foreign artists. That one was a modern photography, video installation and digital art.

Xueyu Ji

Graduated in 2021

ADI-FAD, the Industrial Design Association linked to FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) invited young, designers who’d recently graduated to submit their Final, Master or Postgraduate Project to participate in the ADI 2022 Awards for the ADI 2022 Medals.

These awards were created in 1976 to build bridges between the academic world and industry. They’re something of a tradition on the Spanish design scene, rewarding a new generation of talent.

The aim is to acknowledge and promote innovative projects, with particular emphasis on the creative process and research; the formal, functional and aesthetic presentation of the final project; the sustainability of the project, its social impact and the appropriate application of technologies and materials.

There are 12 award winners’ medals: 9 bronze, 2 silver and 1 gold.

Two IED Madrid students made the final, winning a silver and the ADI 2022 gold medal.

It’s the most prestigious design award in Spain in the category, as well as being highly acclaimed at international level.


The medals went to:

GOLD, Xueyu Ji for the SWAY project

Sway is a measuring instrument that transforms visual information into auditory information.

It’s designed inclusively for everyone, and especially for blind people. Sway turns visual information into auditory information so a blind person can hear it.

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