Art Curatorship

There will be no new enrolments in this program.

Please refer to the new Art Curating table of units of study in the 2014 Postgraduate Handbook for unit of study availability in this field.
Art Curating


Information for 2013


Master of Art Curatorship
Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorship
Graduate Certificate in Art Curatorship

Candidates for the Master of Art Curatorship must complete 48 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study, 12 credit points of compulsory internship units of study, 6 credit points of a recommended curatorial elective unit of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorship must complete 36 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study, 12 credit points of compulsory internship units of study, 6 credit points of a recommended curatorial elective unit of study and 6 credit points of an elective unit of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Art Curatorship must complete 24 credit points, comprising 6 credit points of core units of study, 6 credits points of a recommended curatorial elective unit of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study

Graduate Certificate in Art Curatorship students must complete one core unit of study. Graduate Diploma and Master of Art Curatorship students must complete both core units of study.

Semester 1
ARHT6935 The Art Museum: Past, Present and Future

Semester 2
ARHT6914 Art and Curatorship

Internship Units of Study

These units of study are compulsory for the Graduate Diploma and Master of Art Curatorship.

These units are not available to Graduate Certificate students.

Available in semesters 1 and 2
ARHT6923 Gallery Internship
ARHT6942 Art Gallery Internship 2

Recommended Curatorial Elective Units of Study

All Art Curatorship students must take one recommended curatorial elective unit of study over the course of their degree. Students are permitted to take more than one unit of study.

Semester 1
ARHT6941 Aesthetic Debates & Curatorial Practices

Semester 2
ARHT6937 Curating Asian Art

Elective Units of Study

All Museum Studies postgraduate units are cross-listed with Art Curatorship studies. Art Curatorship students may choose Museum Studies postgraduate units as their elective units of study.

Semester 1
ARHT5902 Art Writing
ARHT6920 Dissertation Part 1
ARHT6921 Dissertation Part 2
ARHT6923 Gallery Internship
ARHT6925 Cinematographic Performance
ARHT6930 Film Theory: Art, Industry, Culture
ARHT6941 Aesthetic Debates & Curatorial Practices
ARHT6942 Art Gallery Internship 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
MUSM7029 Communication and Education
MUSM7030 Exhibition Development
MUSM7031 Information and Collection Management
MUSM7033 The Museum Context

Semester 2
ARHT6914 Art and Curatorship
ARHT6920 Dissertation Part 1
ARHT6921 Dissertation Part 2
ARHT6923 Gallery Internship
ARHT6933 Australian Art: A World Upside Down
ARHT6939 The Documentary Film
ARHT6940 Editing the Moving Image
ARHT6942 Art Gallery Internship 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
MUSM7028 Artefact Studies
MUSM7030 Exhibition Development
MUSM7032 Museum and Gallery Administration
MUSM7033 The Museum Context
MUSM7035 Ethics of Cultural Property
MUSM7036 Museums and the Digital
USSC6919 American Film and Hollywood

Winter Main - apply directly to Winter School
ARHT5908 The Business of Art