Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme is designed for students who wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and who wish to develop their professional practice in this area. This two'part programme is designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of contemporary curatorial practice. It's aimed at curators and those with related academic and practical experience who wish to achieve professional excellence in their practice, to innovate in the expanding field of curatorial practice. The programme is designed to provide a practice'led research context for students at any stage of their professional practice. It also enables you to experiment and innovate in the expanded field of curatorial pedagogy, to collaborate on an interdisciplinary basis and extend your and other students' knowledge through this process.

Course Modules

Year 1: Curatorial practice; critical studies; review sessions. Year 2: Curatorial practice 2; critical studies year 2; review session 2. Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £8,130 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £19,870 Overseas Fees
3 years
Variable
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £4,080 Home Fees
3 years
Variable
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £9,950 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • There is no preference for art/art history and students from a non-art background are welcome to apply. However, the course is run by the Department of Art, and students should consider themselves to be curating practitioners. Applicants for Year One (Diploma stage): undergraduate degree of at least second 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 Two: 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 One of the programme through professional curatorial, academic or artistic experience. Work experience is absolutely essential to demonstrate that you have a clear sense of current trends and activities in contemporary art. This should be demonstrated through your experience, and expanded upon in your personal statement. If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 7.0 (including 7.0 in the written test) to study with us.