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MA Curating Art and Public Programmes

The MA in Curating Art and Public Programmes at London South Bank University is a unique collaboration between the country’s leading public gallery for contemporary art, the Whitechapel Gallery, and LSBU.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £17,500
Location: Southwark Campus, London

Across one year of full-time study, it equips students with the practical, intellectual and critical skills required to work within the field of curating contemporary art and public programmes.

The MA in Curating Art and Public Programmes at London South Bank University offers current and relevant theoretical knowledge and understanding in the field of curating contemporary art, as well as a range of work-based learning opportunities, developing high quality curators with an applied and relevant skillset.

It provides students with hands-on experience of a working, vibrant public gallery such as the Whitechapel Gallery, renowned for its pioneering exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and public events programme. Students are placed in professional networks from the outset, providing an excellent foundation for their future careers.

Employability

Employability has been carefully considered for this programme, as one of its main aims is to offer students professional avenues into the artworld and creative industries more widely and support them to achieve professional success within this challenging and demanding context. The course offers transferable skills throughout as well as opportunities to engage with other industry partners and wider networks.

Being industry-facing, engaging directly with employers and interfacing courses with real-world communities are key tenets of London South Bank University.

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Courses included

  • Survival toolkit for the Creative Industries
  • Working in the artworld
  • Exhibition making
  • Themes in contemporary art
  • Exhibition histories
  • Engaging the public

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