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Course summary

This course offers a postgraduate pathway for students who wish to develop their curatorial skills in 1 or more of the following areas: fine art; digital media; film and social history. Working with industry partners the course will offer students professional mentoring from staff in Bristol's museums, galleries and cultural spaces.


Curatorial histories; developing practice and audiences; professional practice: curating; curating and project management; final project: curating (MA) or final project: curating (MFA).

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a combination of practical and written work at the end of each module.

Entry requirements

We are looking for highly motivated, creative students with some prior experience in curating or a related area. Usually applicants will have an undergraduate degree in the arts or humanities but those with other academic qualifications or relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply. Work experience in the arts/museums/galleries sectors is desirable. Selection Process An important feature of the MA/MFA Curating is a year-long, one day per week, work placement. Applicants will be asked to take a look at our list of placement partners: and answer in no more than 300 words: • Where would you ideally like to carry out the placement? Please give 1- 3 options. • Why are your skills, interests and experience suitable to this organisation(s)? • What relevant transferrable work place skills (from curatorial or other roles) can you bring to this organisation(s)? Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview. A partner institution will be allocated based on your skills, interests and career aspirations; they will also participate in the interview.

English language requirements

All International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*), prior to Interview. *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. To find details of acceptable tests and the required grades please visit English Language requirements: English language support If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent. Read more about our pre-sessional English Programme:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fee information is to be confirmed. All fees are subject to final approval. Please visit our website for further information.
Curating at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS