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About Curatorial Studies
Masters degrees in Curatorial Studies help postgraduates develop the skills needed to successfully select and arrange a collection of significant artefacts. Working for gallery or museum, this can encompass anything from works of art through to design pieces and historical objects.
Curatorial Studies is closely related to a number of other subjects and specialisms, including Museology (the study of museums), Art History, Philosophy of Art and Museum Management.
A Masters in Curatorial Studies sets you up perfectly for a career in the arts, history or design. Many courses give you the chance to take part in a work placement or an internship with a cultural institution, allowing you to develop valuable, real-world experience of the area.
Depending on the course, you could be able to specialise in a variety of different aspects of curation. For example, you might focus on public engagement, film archives or site-specific contexts. In some cases, you may even be able to put on your own exhibition as part of the course.
As well as the obvious destinations like museums, galleries and public / private collections, you could forge a career in heritage, publishing or research, among other possibilities.
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This prestigious two-year master’s degree program, which Parsons offers in conjunction with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, brings an object-focused, practice-based approach to the study of European and American decorative arts and design dating from the Renaissance to the present.
The Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice program offers graduate students an exceptional opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary art, media and design through engagement with history, theory and criticism within curatorial practice.
Critical and Curatorial Studies (CCST) is an emerging field of scholarship and training that looks directly at the roles and responsibilities of curators and critics as mediators between objects, institutions, experiences, individuals and groups.
MA Curatorial Practice. focuses on curating as a contemporary practice, bringing together history, theory and practice. We ask what is it that makes the role of the curator distinct, and how do we understand the essentials of curating, when it has become such a buzzword.
Exploring the idea of “exhibition” in its broadest sense across the field of contemporary art, you’ll engage with gallery-based exhibitions and projects in non-traditional venues, site-specific interventions and public art projects.
Influencing the world since 1583, the University of Edinburgh is the ideal place to further your understanding of, and contribution to, global cultures. We are ranked 18th in the QS World University Rankings 2019.
Since 1451 we have specialised in the arts and humanities, developing wide-ranging expertise and world-leading research. Whether you are looking for a change of direction, to build on your current knowledge and skills, or interested in an academic career, our programmes have been developed to meet the needs of your future employers.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.
The School of Arts is a multidisciplinary school, offering a range of flexible postgraduate degree programmes in the following areas: Drama and Theatre, Film and History and Philosophy of Art.