Fine Art (Curatorial Practice) at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

*Study current practices and build your personal curatorial skills on our innovative Curatorial Practice Master’s. *

  • Taught by curators, you'll work with a rich and diverse group of partner organisations in the sector.
  • Combine contemporary practice with an understanding of theory and history in a flexible approach.
  • This curating course highlights the roles of audiences, collections and new contexts.
The role of the curator is changing. This MA Curatorial Practice pathway explores curating as a contemporary practice, and approaches a wide range of curatorial strategies. You’ll engage with theory and history alongside current practice, and gain hands-on experience of curating and presenting work. You’ll be challenged and supported to develop an independent voice in curating. We encourage you to move beyond traditional collection and exhibition-based curation to engage new audiences, situations and sites of encounter – ranging from art interventions in public spaces and projects in unexpected places to digital and web-based experiences. Our students have capitalised on many opportunities to collaborate with galleries and museums, artists and curators, businesses and educational institutions. We want you, too, to gain the experience necessary to professionalise your practice.


This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the programme document for more information on which modules are core, required or optional.

  • Practice 1
  • Research Methods
  • Theory and Professional Context
  • Practice 2
  • Research Practice
  • Theory and Professional Practices
- Masters Project.

Assessment method

Your progress is evaluated by formative assessment (throughout the duration of the course) and summative assessment (at the end of each trimester), through a mixture of exhibitions, verbal/visual presentations, research folders/blogs and written assignments.

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good first degree in Fine Art or its equivalent in terms of learning or experience, and a good working knowledge of fine art contexts and methodologies. Fundamentally, you’ll be selected on your potential to thrive on the course as demonstrated by your portfolio and interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9520 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9520 Year 1
Scotland £9520 Year 1
Wales £9520 Year 1
Channel Islands £9520 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9520 Year 1
EU £17760 Year 1
International £17760 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Fine Art (Curatorial Practice) at Bath Spa University - UCAS