Art Curating

Coursework

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.

Contact
Department website: sydney.edu.au/arts/art_history_film/

Dr Catriona Moore
Phone: + 61 2 9351 6905
Email:

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 including

  • 12 credit points of core units of study
  • 6 credits points of core elective
  • 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 including

  • 12 credit points of core units of study
  • 12 credit points of core elective units of study
  • 18 credit points of elective units of study
  • 6 credit points of capstone units of study

Master of Art Curating
Candidates for the Master of Art Curating must complete 72 credit points including

  • 18 credit points of core units of study
  • 12 credit points of core elective units of study
  • 36 credit points of elective units of study
  • 6 credit points of capstone unit of study

Candidates for the Masters program who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.

Level of prior learning Full-time duration Credit points to complete
AQF Level 7 eg. a bachelor's degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Law 1.5 years 72
Relevant professional experience equivalent to a Graduate Certificate 1 year 48
AQF Level 8 eg. Honours in a relevant discipline 1 year 48