Bath Spa University: Curatorial Practice

InstitutionBath Spa University View institution profile
Department Bath School of Art
Web http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses
Email admissions@bathspa.ac.uk
Telephone 01225 876180
Study type Taught

Summary


- 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.

The course is delivered at our new Locksbrook Campus, as truly unique and inspirational space, providing a state-of-the-art learning environment for you to flourish. Located next to the River Avon in Bath city centre, the open-plan building has technical workshops surrounded by open, flexible studio spaces, as well as large, open social areas.

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Bath Spa University is about more than studying. It’s about getting stuck in: thinking, making and doing. About bumping into friends on campus, embracing challenges and genuinely caring. We push boundaries and ourselves. If that sounds good to you, you’ll fit in well.


 

Why Bath Spa?
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Our origins date back to 1852 and the original Bath School of Art, so we've built our reputation on more than 160 years of tradition and success. We're growing steadily too, with exciting courses and areas of research

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