Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Do you want to advance your knowledge of contemporary curating and pursue a professional career in the field of curatorial practice?

The term 'curating' is used to refer to a wide range of activities including organising art exhibitions, festivals and professional events, staging of lecture series, public conversations, reading groups, and even the management of our lives on social media. This course explores how curating allows us to stage culture and put knowledge into circulation in multiple ways, and to place its practices in a historical and critical context.

Throughout this degree you will:

- Study core modules in the history and theory of curating, alongside electives in art history and visual culture

- Gain practical experience of working on a group project with one of several public sector partner organisations

- Have the opportunity to join historical and theoretical study with curatorial practice in the contemporary public realm

At the end of the degree you will take part in an exhibition of group projects with partner institutions.

Course Modules

Year 1- You take the following core modules and one option module:


Curating and the Public Sphere

Artefacts and Histories

Year 2 - In your second year, you will study the following core modules and four option modules from the Department of Visual Cultures:

Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions

Curating after the Educational Turn

In Year 3 you will complete a dissertation and study the following compulsory module along with two special subject options: Curating the Contemporary.

The range of option modules include:

The Truth in Painting

Sexual Poetics

Philosophy and...

Film Fables

Archive and Spectacle

Animating Architecture

Popular Modernism

Patterns of Perception: Part 1


Fashion as a Dialectical Image

Fact of Blackness I: Subjects of Difference

Beckett & Aesthetics: Bodies and Identity

Counter Forensics

Research Architecture

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5