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Art Museum and Gallery Studies

12 months
Duration
20400 GBP/year
9600 GBP/year
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About

The Art Museum and Gallery Studies programme from Newcastle University provides you with the opportunity to develop skills as a curator or gallery educator in the fields of both historical and contemporary art.

Overview

We aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish or progress your successful career working in art museums or galleries.

Our partners

Working in collaboration with our key partners - Hatton Gallery and Laing Art Gallery - you will curate a public-facing group exhibition and organise and deliver a programme of public activities and learning events, designed to provide you with an unparalleled experience and a professional edge.

The Art Museum and Gallery Studies programme from Newcastle University encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input from a range of art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond.  This includes those involved in independent initiatives, national art collections, and internationally significant exhibitions.

Our staff

Dr Emma Coffield and Iain Wheeldon lead the course and they will work closely with you throughout your time with us. Emma and Iain are also responsible for supervising MA dissertations.

  • Our Research
  • Cultural and Media Studies in top 20% for research quality. 
  • Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course delivery

The course covers all aspects of art museum and gallery work and we use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to help you achieve your learning objectives. This includes a large proportion of guided independent study. The scheduled contact time takes place either on the Newcastle campus or off-site at our partner venues (the Hatton Gallery or the Laing Art Gallery) and includes:

  • seminars and practical sessions
  • workshops
  • fieldwork
  • lectures

You will also go on study visits to venues such as:

  • BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Laing Art Gallery
  • Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

The academic year usually starts in late September with Welcome Week. We provide a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience. This means you will have a mixture of taught modules and work-based placements.

You will take five compulsory modules, with a further choice of two possible pathways. Part time study consists of the same modules and options as the full time course, but spread over a longer period.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Challenges in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies  
  • Communicating and Learning in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies 
  • Caring for 'Collections' in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies 
  • Understanding Academic and Applied Research in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
  • Museum/Gallery/Heritage Practice
  • Working on an Art Museum and Gallery Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:

  • fine art
  • craft
  • design
  • art history

You don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in:

  • art history
  • art theory and/or fine art
  • craft
  • design

We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9600 GBP per year during 12 months.

MA

Home
  • Part time: £4,800
PGDipHome
  • Full time: £6,400
  • Part time: £3,200

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Art Museum and Gallery Studies
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Newcastle University

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