Graduate Certificate in Art Curating
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Graduate Certificate in Art Curating degree is collaboratively designed and taught by the Department of Art History and Film Studies and Sydney College of the Arts (SCA). The program emphasises the skills required for curating in a variety of contemporary contexts.
The program will provide students with a rich combination of academic core skills, art-historical and art-critical knowledge and community-engaged experience, creating pathways to careers and professional development in art institutions of all types. Graduates will possess a strong foundation in the history of art museums and their cultural impact, combined with an awareness of the changing nature and role of curators in society and the current challenges they face.
The program provides critical insight into and practical knowledge of both traditional institutions, such as museums and galleries, and the expanded field of contemporary curating and its wide range of non-traditional exhibition spaces, such as artist-run and community art spaces, public art projects, festivals and commercial spaces.
Graduates will develop specialist knowledge and understanding of major developments and issues in the fields of the history of art, so as to be able to apply these to the care, display, and interpretation of objects, performances or art practices in curatorial contexts.
The degree brings students into major Sydney art institutions for seminars. It includes a compulsory internship placement and students may elect to complete a second internship as part of their studies.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Art Curating can find employment in a gallery or curatorial organisation.
Please note: The units of study listed below are subject to change and are to be used as a guide only.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- ARHT5908 - The Business of Art
- ARHT6914 - Art and Curatorship
- ARHT6935 - The Art Museum: Past,Present and Future
- ARHT6936 - Biennales,Triennales & Contemporary Art
- ARHT6937 - Curating Asian Art
- ARHT6953 - Backstage at the Mitchell Library
- ARTS7000 - Academic Communication for Postgraduates
- CAEL5032 - Contemporary Curating
- CAEL5033 - Curatorial LAB
- GCST6901 - Cultural Policy
- MHST6902 - Museums and Heritage:Engaging audiences
- MHST6903 - Managing Collections and Heritage Sites
- MHST6915 - Heritage Studies and Communities
- MUSM7030 - Exhibition Development
Further course information
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Art Curating are required to complete 24 credit points, including: (a) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and (b) a minimum of 6 credit points of core elective units of study; and (b) a maximum of 6 credit points from elective units of study.
Course outcomes and further study
Graduate opportunities not available for Graduate Certificate in Art Curating.
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Art Curating requires:
(a) a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; or
(b) equivalent professional experience in a relevant field.
If you commence your course after 1 January 2014, the indicative fee is $20,700 for domestic students or $28,800 for International students per year of full-time study of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL).
How to apply
How to apply
Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University, via the International Office. For information about closing dates and application procedures, visit the International Office website; or
(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Art Curating.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Art Curating.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.