Bath Spa University: Curatorial Practice

InstitutionBath Spa University
Department Bath School of Art
Telephone 01225 875875
Study type Taught


- Taught by curators, working with a rich group of diverse partner organisations in the sector.

- Combines contemporary practice with theory in a flexible approach.

- Highlights the roles of audiences, collections and new contexts.

MA Curatorial Practice focuses on curating as a contemporary practice, bringing together history, theory and practice. We ask what is it that makes the role of the curator distinct, and how do we understand the essentials of curating, when it has become such a buzzword.

The course embraces contemporary curating in historic and collection- based settings as well as contemporary venues, digital, ‘pop-up’ and site specific contexts. It is delivered by experts in the field and working curators.

The course covers a wide range of curatorial approaches, from management of historical collections to curating at the cutting edge of contemporary art, craft and design. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds; we challenge you to develop your interests, while understanding what you share with others across our discipline. Engagement and understanding audiences are central to curatorial practice.


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