MA Programme Description

Curating Contemporary Art

240 Credit Masters

  • Unit SOAH: 20 credits
  • College-wide Critical & Historical StudiesUnit (20 credits)
  • CCA Unit 1: Curatorial Thinking (30 credits)
  • CCA Unit 2: Curatorial Practice (50 credits)
  • CCA Unit 3: Research in Practice (20 credits)
  • CCA Unit 4: Graduate Project (50 credits)
  • CCA Unit 5: Independent Research Project (Dissertation) (50 credits)

First Year 

In addition to regular core unit lectures and seminars by tutors, the teaching Programme of the first year includes a wide range of talks by visiting curators, critics, artists, gallerists and academics providing students with knowledge of specific case studies, exhibition histories, curatorial positions and artist perspectives from a wide range of national and international visiting practitioners. In addition, off-site visits to practitioner studios, museums, galleries and areas of urban development will be included to ensure situated, grounded and spatial knowledge acquisition.

The first year also includes the School-wide core course (SoAH Unit 1) taught over the first two terms.

Second Year

The second year of the Programme is comparatively more self-directed and with a greater focus on peer-led learning and builds on the skills and knowledge that have been developed throughout the first two terms of the first year and via the transition of the third term.

CCA Unit 4 (Graduate Project) will be taught  through occasional lectures based on core production skills, while elective project groups will develop their projects through bi-weekly meetings with project tutor and partners, and alternate week self-directed group workshops.

CCA Unit 5 (Dissertation) will be taught through lectures, writing workshops and one-to-one tutorials.


KEY DETAILS

240 credits
Two-year programme
Full time

CCA graduation projects 2016: Project_16 installation view. Awami Art Collective  LAHORE – Black Spring
CCA graduation projects 2016: Project_16 installation view. Awami Art Collective LAHORE – Black Spring
Photographer: Dominic Tschudin
CCA graduation projects, Sound Field: Aine Bailey, CRTYRDGLLRYii, 2016, installed in Courtyard Gallery
CCA graduation projects, Sound Field: Aine Bailey, CRTYRDGLLRYii, 2016, installed in Courtyard Gallery
Photographer: Dominic Tschudin