Head of Programme Welcome

Professor Victoria Walsh, Curating Contemporary Art

Established 25 years ago, the MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) programme is recognised both as an international leader in its field and for its commitment to collaborative group project-based work that integrates theory and practice throughout the two years of the curriculum.

The CCA programme approaches the field critically, theoretically and through best practice in commissioning, curating, and programming with London-based and national arts organisations and spaces ensuring that the knowledge and understanding of these practices is grounded in the context of public audiences, urbanisation and the digital. In the increasingly complex cultural environment in which curating takes place, our research-led and practice-led teaching by staff and visiting tutors ensures the curatorial and artistic significance, intellectual value and critical vitality of the MA programme.

Curating Contemporary Art is a two-year, full-time 240-credit ‘enhanced’ RCA MA that runs from September 2017 – June 2019. From 2018, the programme is primarily located in the RCA's Kensington site. 

The programme offers:

  • Practice-based learning and research-led teaching
  • Collaborative learning and research through project-based work
  • Graduate Project with external high-profile partners
  • International nature and value of peer-led learning
  • Responsiveness to shifts in artistic and curatorial concerns
  • Professional development
  • Independent dissertation