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Curating Contemporary Art

Royal College of Art

15 months
25600 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
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At Curating Contemporary Art from Royal College of Art you join a well-established and highly influential programme and community of students actively contributing to how curating is understood, practiced and thought about across the globe.  

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Curating Contemporary Art from Royal College of Art is designed to develop your critical awareness of curating in a global context, we also place real importance on working collaboratively, peer-to-peer, as a way of learning together and sharing knowledges and cultures, and testing ideas. When you graduate you will join a network of over 500 CCA alumni from across 47 different countries, many still working together, collectively shaping the practice of curating contemporary art and the spaces and places in which it is encountered.

Students at Curating Contemporary Art from Royal College of Art will:

  • Identify appropriate formats, media, platforms and technologies to successfully deliver a public programme event; 
  • Demonstrate the combined skills of curatorial analysis and critical engagement through sector-standard programming and creative problem-solving; 
  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and effectively communicate across different media, disciplines, platforms, sectors and audiences to identify and realise the potential of every opportunity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecologies of Curating
  • Urgency of the Arts
  • Curating in a Collaborative Context
  • Curatorial Thinking
  • Independent Research Proposal  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must normally have obtained a good relevant undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. 
  • Portfolio requirements
  • English-language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32000 GBP for the full programme during 15 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP for the full programme during 15 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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