Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture (Taught)

University of Westminster, London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Westminster

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Course summary

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This course looks at the way that museums, galleries and other cultural institutions are changing to meet the needs of the 21st century. The MA has been designed for students who wish to work as curators, arts organisers, museum professional and other cultural managers and who want to know in particular how these institutions face contemporary issues. It looks at the changing role of cultural provision and how agencies, festivals and flexible organisations shape, house, fund, and disseminate culture today. The course also gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the contemporary debates about working practices in cultural institutions, and the changing context in which organisations operate. The course concentrates on professional practice and you will work closely with institutions such as Tate Britain and the Museum of London, and conduct case studies into creative projects run by organisations as diverse as the Victoria and Albert Museum, smaller independent galleries and London-based festivals and arts organisations. Classes are taught off-site at other institutions, and involve professionals from the sector as much as possible to give you an understanding of vocational issues and a close involvement in the workplace.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Applications from candidates with demonstrable relevant work experience and relevant professional qualifications are welcome. In those cases applicants may be required to assemble a work experience portfolio (consisting of testimonials, job descriptions etc). If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each element. One academic or professional reference is required.


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Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture at University of Westminster, London - UCAS