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Contemporary Curating, MFA, M.A.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
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MA/MFA Contemporary Curating explores the notion of exhibition practice in contemporary culture and considers curatorial methods and strategies in the context of the gallery and museum, as well as in projects such as biennials, public art works and commissions. 

About

The course considers ways in which different kinds of art works and projects are mediated through the exhibition process.

The shifting relationship between artist-institution-curator-critic/writer forms a central element to the course. The course also explores the potential of seeing curating as something that can be applied to different forms of knowledge: publications, symposia, events and interventions. 

You will establish key theories and issues relating to Contemporary Curating, Design Cultures and Contemporary Visual Culture and then develop these into more complex approaches.

You will also be encouraged and supported to extend your experience in the professional sphere either through a practical project, research context, exchange, work experience, or other negotiated professional set of interactions with an external partner, groups of students and creative industry.  

Towards the end of the programme you will undertake a major project to consolidate your past research and practice into fully realised collections, pieces, proposals, business plans, or exhibitions ? whatever means is appropriate to the work. You will also have developed a strategy for the continuation of your practice located and contextualised to the profession or discipline.

If you choose to progress to MFA Contemporary Curating award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Curatorial Frameworks
  • Curatorial Models and Themes
  • Dissertation/Major Project
  • Professional Platforms
  • Commercial Aspects of Design
  • Contested Territories

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      MA - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time · MFA - 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2584 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2584 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1542 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1542 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
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per 30 credits per year

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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