University of the Arts London: Curating and Collections

InstitutionUniversity of the Arts London View institution profile
Department Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London
Web arts.ac.uk
Email info@chelsea.arts.ac.uk
Telephone 020 7514 7751
Study type Taught

Summary

MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts focuses on developing the skills needed to curate a range of art and design objects within the context of public and private collections.

You will work alongside the established curatorial team at Chelsea Space, our on-site gallery. You will handle a range of collections held by UAL. This will help you explore current debates and practices in curating.

**What you can expect:**

• Practical skills to sit alongside critical reflection. This will help you develop a balanced approach to curatorial methods
• A course that focuses on working with contemporary and historic collections, exhibition design, concept development, marketing, press releases and budgeting
• To explore current critical debates. You will keep up to date on issues such as participation, the artist-curator dynamic and thinking about the public realm
• The curatorial team at Chelsea Space to provide training within an active and supportive curatorial environment. Through this you will engage with the best examples of contemporary practice
• To handle a range of collections held by the UAL

**The UAL collections include:**

• Chelsea's Special Collections, which have a strong emphasis on modern and contemporary art and design
• Camberwell's ILEA collection of ceramics and glassware
• Central Saint Martins' Museum and Study Collection, which include early printed books, prints, illuminated manuscripts, embroideries, 1920s German film posters, textiles and garments

About Chelsea College of Arts
Chelsea College of Arts is one of London's most prestigious art and design colleges. The College offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in curating and collections, fine art, graphic design communication, textile design, product and furniture design, interior design, and interior & spatial design.

The College's small size and supportive atmosphere creates an exciting community of creative students and staff. You will learn the practical, theoretical and professional elements of your subject from our expert staff. Chelsea College of Arts is a place where experimentation, ideas and concepts are encouraged to develop.

The College's Grade ll listed Pimlico site, located in central London overlooks the Tate Britain and the River Thames. It has excellent workshops, extensive library facilities, a canteen and an onsite gallery, Chelsea Space.

The College’s alumni include Anish Kapoor, Steve McQueen, Haroon Mirza, Mariko Mori, Mike Nelson, Chris Ofili, James Richards, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing and Tatty Devine co-founders, Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden.

https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/curation-and-culture/postgraduate/ma-curating-and-collections-chelsea

Sponsorship info

A range of scholarships, bursaries and awards are available to postgraduate students at University of the Arts London. Some of these financial aids are university-wide, whilst others are college or subject specific.

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About University of the Arts London
University of the Arts (UAL) is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2019 QS World University Rankings® and is Europe's largest specialist university for art and design.

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