The Master of Art Curating is designed to train the art curators and gallery professionals of tomorrow.
Through a structured program of core and elective units, students gain a sophisticated understanding of the full range of cultural, theoretical, social, political and economic issues underlying the art gallery and museum system. A key component is the project-based internships supervised by industry professionals in local, national and international visual arts organisations, which provide invaluable workplace experience, training and networking opportunities. The degree also offers a pathway to research degrees through a supervised dissertation on a specialist subject area.
The degree is taught in collaboration with leading art institutions and art spaces, allowing students who wish to specialise in contemporary art, art of the past, or design objects, unique access to practising artists and exhibition spaces. Students will be trained to work as art curators, educators, collection managers, administrators, critics, dealers and valuers. The Master of Art Curating allows those already working in the sector – art teachers, curators, librarians, administrators, writers and gallery workers – to develop their career prospects, and also serves as a career change option for those new to the field.
Please refer to the course resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.
Candidates for the Master of Art Curating must complete 72 credit points including:
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Art Curating must complete 48 credit points including:
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Art Curating must complete 24 credit points including:
Candidates for the Master program who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.
|Level of prior learning||Full-time duration||Credit points to complete|
|AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law||1.5 years||72|
|Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate||1 year||48|
|AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in a relevant discipline||1 year||48|
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