Kingston University: Curating Contemporary Design

InstitutionKingston University View institution profile
Department Art and Design History
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


You will develop creative and practical skills for curating design exhibitions and events. You will learn to devise exhibition briefs, research and select exhibits and curate learning and public programmes. Through a dissertation and/or project you will showcase your originality and creativity in design curation. The dissertation will support your professional practice and may be developed for research at higher degree level.

– This course is run jointly with the Design Museum. You will have access to inspiring curators, collections, archives, the library, exhibitions and events. – You will build your professional profile through curating live projects at the Design Museum and with institutions such as the British Council, the Royal Academy and the Architecture Association. – The course offers visits to studios, exhibitions, galleries and alternative curatorial formats. There is also an optional international study trip. Past destinations have included New York, Berlin and Amsterdam (there is an additional cost for the trip).

Graduates have joined leading international museums, galleries and cultural organisations which include the Victoria and Albert Museum; the Design Museum, London the British Council, Gallery Fumi; the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney, the Korean Institute of Design Promotion and Shanghai Art Museum.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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