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Curation MA

We’re in the process of updating our MA course information for those considering starting study in September 2024.

These will be uploaded soon. In the meantime, please email studentrecruitment@norwichuni.ac.uk if you require any further information.


We are not recruiting for 2024. You might be interested in MA Fine Art.

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Length:

Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years

Hands-on curatorial experience and individual, practice-based projects form the foundation of our MA Curation Master’s degree.

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.

Relevant, current and innovative

Reflecting the latest thinking across curatorial studies, this practical and relevant postgraduate course acknowledges the emergence of the artist-curator, as well as more traditional routes to curatorial practice.

You’ll consider the possibilities offered by a range of platforms, from traditional museum collections, museology and archives, to virtual and interactive methods.

You’ll be aided in developing self-initiated curatorial projects, which will see you innovating and exploring ways to cultivate new audiences.

With strong links to the Arts Council Collection, Hayward Touring, Tate, Norwich Castle Museum & Gallery – as well as other local, regional and national galleries and museums – Norwich is the ideal environment in which to study curatorial practice.

The University’s own gallery, East Gallery, is an important touring venue for national and international exhibitions and has helped cement Norwich’s reputation for high quality curatorial practice. East Gallery hosted the British Art Show 8 in 2016 and the prestigious EASTinternational between 1991 and 2009.

A training programme delivered by the gallery as part of our MA Curation programme provides a unique opportunity to develop your professional practice. A mentoring scheme with curators – exclusive for postgraduate students studying this degree – offers invaluable opportunities to engage with industry professionals.

MA Curation at Norwich

All courses run as a blend of on-campus and digital teaching and learning, and follow current UK government safety advice. Applicants and students will be notified directly if any changes need to be made.

Course Details

Graduates work in a broad range of careers including:

  • Curator
  • Exhibition Organisation
  • Gallery Management
  • Arts Direction
  • Museology
  • Programme Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Teaching/Lecturing
  • Research/PhD Study

Course Information

Course length: Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years

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