Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The course is a 2 part programme designed to develop professional and academic excellence in contemporary curatorial practice; it is for students who want to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and to develop their professional practice in this area; the programme draws on the international scope of contemporary arts practice and instigates debate about the relationship between that practice, current critical discourse and concepts of curating; it is for curators and those with related academic and practical experience who want to achieve professional excellence and innovation in their practice.

Course Additional Entry

There is no preference for art/art history and students from a non'art background are welcome to apply; applicants for year 1 (Diploma stage): undergraduate degree of at least 2nd class standard (or international equivalent) plus an element of professional experience (interning in a gallery or equivalent institution, curating own shows or degree shows etc); applicants for entry directly onto year 2 of the programme for either full'time or part'time routes must show through interview and, where appropriate, portfolio that they have established a professional practice and have already fulfilled the criteria demanded at the end of year 1 of the programme through professional curatorial, academic or artistic experience; work experience is absolutely essential to demonstrate a clear sense of current trends and activities in contemporary art; if applicants' 1st language is not English, a minimum score of 7.0 in IELTS (including 7.0 in the written element) or equivalent is normally needed.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA £15,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA £6,050  Academic year. First year home fees
3 years