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 will provide you with a rich combination of core academic skills, historical knowledge, critical insight and community-engaged experience, creating pathways to careers and professional development in art institutions of all types.

You will explore and analyse traditional institutions such as museums and galleries, as well as the expanding field of contemporary curating and its wide range of non-traditional exhibition spaces, including artist-run and community art spaces, public art projects, festivals and commercial spaces.

Why study with us?
Taught partly at Sydney College of the Arts, you will have access to our gallery spaces, art studios, practical expertise and shared postgraduate culture. You will benefit from collaboration with eminent institutions including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

We offer excellent resources, including the Schaeffer Library – Australia’s finest dedicated modern and contemporary art library.

Enjoy a vibrant calendar of social events, research seminars, an active student association and access to the University’s art collections and galleries.

Course outline

For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the online postgraduate handbook.

Study plan

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.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Art Curating can advance onto the Graduate Diploma of Art Curating (GradDipArtC) and subsequently, the Master of Art Curating (MArtC).

Admission

Admission requirements

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.

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.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

If you would like to apply through a University approved agent, visit Agents and Representatives.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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