MFA in Curating

MFA in Curating

Goldsmiths, University of London

Courtesy Goldsmiths, University of London.
December 22, 2016
MFA in Curating

Application Deadline: January 16, 2017

Goldsmiths, University of London
Department of Art
New Cross
SE14 6NW

The MFA in Curating at Goldsmiths are currently welcoming applications for the 2017 entry.

The two-year MFA programme in curating is designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of contemporary curatorial practice. The programme is designed for students who wish to take up the challenge of contemporary curating as an artistic, social and critical undertaking, and who wish to develop their professional practice in this area. It enables you to experiment and innovate in the expanded field of curatorial studies, to collaborate with curators, artists and scholars on an interdisciplinary basis and extend your own, and other students’ knowledge through this process.

The programme offers knowledge in the form of a toolbox, ranging from theoretical concepts to the practicalities of exhibition making, and is built on a peer-to-peer learning model. Intellectual engagement with contemporary curatorial discourse is facilitated though tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops and reading groups. Our student-centred learning generates independent, articulate, confident, self-motivated, knowledgeable producers who support each other’s learning. Ultimately, we aim to help you become precisely the kind of curator that you want to be, and we will help you identify which part of the artworld you want to work in.

Goldsmiths’ MFA Curating programme is recognised worldwide for producing highly qualified curators and other arts professionals, known for their rigour and independence. Our graduates find employment in top international museums, commercial galleries, auction houses, magazines, alternative spaces and not-for-profit organisations.

We provide bursaries, professional opportunities and the chance to meet and work with many of the leading artists, theorists and curators in the world today. The programme is uniquely situated within the Department of Fine Art, and draws it understanding of contemporary art from this setting. We have a world leading reputation that brings together students and a network of artists, curators, galleries and museums, both in London and internationally, to create an inspiring and dynamic place in which to study and develop a critical curatorial practice. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross Gate, a vibrant hub for cutting edge galleries and emerging artistic activity in South London, and we collaborate with a number of institutions in the city.

Our staff is made up of internationally renowned curators and academics whose own professional practice informs their work as teachers.

Permanent staff:
Dr. Ele Carpenter, Chris Hammond, Kirsty Ogg, Helena Reckitt, Prof. Andrew Renton, Dr. Simon Sheikh and Dr. Gilda Williams.

Recent visiting lecturers:
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Anna Colin, Celine Condorelli, Rozska Farkas, Alex Farquharson, Maria Hlavajova, Sumesh Sharma, Stephen Snoddy, Sally Tallant, and Tirdad Zolghadr.

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