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Art Curating

University of Sydney

12 months
43500 AUD/year
14630 AUD/year
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The Art Curating program at the University of Sydney will help you to gain a sophisticated understanding of the full range of cultural, theoretical, social, political and economic issues underlying the art gallery and museum system. 


The Art Curating program at the University of Sydney is taught in collaboration with leading institutions and art spaces and offers unique access to practising artists and exhibition spaces for students who wish to specialise in contemporary art.You can choose units of study such as contemporary curating, taught in partnership with a range of contemporary art spaces; art and curating, taught at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; curating specialist areas including Asian art, Indigenous art and photography; or curatorial lab, giving you hands-on exhibition curating experience.

Why study with us? 

A key component of this program is the project-based internships supervised by industry professionals in local, national and international visual arts organisations. This provides invaluable workplace experience, training and networking opportunities.

The Master of Art Curating allows those already working in the sector – art teachers, curators, librarians, administrators, writers and gallery staff – to develop their career prospects, and also serves as a career change option for those new to the field.

Career Pathways

You will possess a strong foundation in the history of art museums and their cultural impact, and an awareness of the changing nature and role of curators in society and the current challenges they face. You will be well prepared for employment in a gallery or curatorial organisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English for Postgraduates
  • Art Writing 
  • Art and Curatorship  
  • Backstage at the Mitchell Library 
  • Capstone Art Curating Internship 
  • Contemporary Curating 
  • Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing 
  • Cultural Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 079211C 
  • a bachelor's degree with a major in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Geography, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Gender Studies, History, Indigenous Studies or related field, and a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14630 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14630 AUD per year during 12 months.


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