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MAArt History and Curating

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.

Programme structure

The core components of the programme include the double module ‘Curatorial Practices’ – taught on a weekly basis in the Barber Institute – that provides you with a full range of skills to curate an exhibition, and two single modules, ‘Research Training and Methods’ module which will help you to develop essential research skills, and ‘Criticism and Methods in the History of Art and Visual Culture’ which provides a theoretical foundation for your studies.

The programme also offers you the flexibility to select a further two options from a range of complimentary practical, theoretical and historical modules. These include: a 12-week placement with a local gallery, auction house or other commerical arts organisation set up on your behalf; the application of digital technologies in art history; the theory of exhibitions; aesthetics and the philosophy of art. As a result, this unique programme will provide you with the knowledge, experience and employability skills invaluable to museum and academic sectors whilst enabling you to establish professional networks in both.

You will complete the programme with a 15,000-word dissertation, supported through one-to-one tutorials with your academic supervisor

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, 100% of History of Art postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Many graduates enter occupations relating to gallery and museum curatorship, management and research; others pursue careers in academia.

Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Barber Institute of Fine Arts;
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery;
Bodleian Library;
National Portrait Gallery;
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists;
University of Birmingham;
Victoria and Albert Museum

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States