The Master of Art Curating is designed to train the art curators and gallery professionals of tomorrow. Through a structured program of core and elective units, students gain a sophisticated understanding of the full range of cultural, theoretical, social, political and economic issues underlying the art gallery and museum system. A key component is the project-based internships supervised by industry professionals in local, national and international visual arts organisations, which provide invaluable workplace experience, training and networking opportunities. The degree is taught in partnership with Sydney College of the Arts, a premier provider of contemporary visual arts education and research, allowing students who wish to specialise in contemporary art unique access to practising artists and exhibition spaces. Students will be trained to work as art curators, educators, collection managers, administrators, critics, dealers and valuers. The Master of Art Curating allows those already working in the sector art teachers, curators, librarians, administrators, writers and gallery workers to develop their career prospects, and also serves as a career change option for those new to the field. Some of the units of study available include: Contemporary Curating (taught in partnership with a range of contemporary art spaces); Art and Curating (taught at the Art Gallery of New South Wales); Curatorial Lab (allowing students hands-on exhibition curating experience); and Curating Asian Art.
Department website: sydney.edu.au/arts/art_history_film/
Dr Catriona Moore
Phone: + 61 2 9351 6905
Awards and requirements
Please refer to the degree resolutions in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses
Graduate Certificate in Art Curating
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Art Curating must complete 24 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study, 6 credits points of core elective and 6 credit points of elective unit of study.
Graduate Diploma in Art Curating
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Art Curating must complete 48 credit points, comprising 18 credit points of core units of study, 12 credit points of core elective units of study and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Master of Art Curating
Candidates for the Master of Art Curating must complete 72 credit points, comprising 18 credit points of core units of study, 12 credit points of core elective units of study, 6 credit points of capstone unit of study and 36 credit points of elective units of study.