Solent University (Southampton): Curation and Visual Culture Full Time

InstitutionSolent University (Southampton)
Department Art, Design and Fashion School
Study type Taught


Want to acquire knowledge and experience of curatorial practices and exhibition design? Refine your writing and critical thinking skills? With its distinctive focus on innovative approaches to curating, this fascinating master’s degree prepares you for an excellent career as a curator.

You’ll be taught by academics and practitioners with experience in curating and publishing, who emphasize interdisciplinary thinking and enquiry within curation and visual culture. And will study areas including; contemporary curating, researching/writing about visual culture, and curating in digital contexts, learning the essential skills to work in a wide variety of contexts such as the gallery and publishing sectors, or for brands and cultural institutions.

Throughout the master’s you’ll benefit from the contribution of a range of internal and external representatives such as curators, publishers, event organisers and designers who provide excellent industry insight and examples. The University’s own art gallery space Solent Showcase also offers you the opportunity to build your awareness of professional practices and engage in hands-on research and curatorial activities.

You’ll also have access to our fantastic facilities to support your learning, including specialist software for workshops on exhibition design.

The curating and critical writing skills developed on this course are applicable to a wide range of professions such as roles at cultural institutions, publishers, and brands, as well as independent and collaborative practices – leaving you with varied and exciting career options upon graduation.

Master of Arts - MA (PG)

Not what you are looking for?

Browse other courses in Visual communication or Visual arts, or search our comprehensive database of postgrad programs.

Scholarship Opportunity with

Are you a PG student at this University or have you applied to study a postgraduate program at a university in Europe? Tell us your plans and qualify for a £500.00 PGS Scholarship.

Click here

Register with

  • Exclusive bursaries
  • Open day alerts
  • Latest PG news
Register Now!