Call for applications 2018: MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art

Call for applications 2018: MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art

National Taipei University of Education (NTUE)

2017 CCSCA.

December 8, 2017
Call for applications 2018: MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art

Application period: February 1–April 30, 2018
National Taipei University of Education (NTUE)
No. 134, Section 2
Taipei 106
Heping East Road, Da’an District

The National of Taipei University of Education, officially founded in 1895, is widely recognized as “the cradle of Taiwan’s arts development.” Our alumni include almost all shakers and makers in Taiwan’s art history and our outstanding faculty members and international visiting scholars are committed to developing diverse leaders for professional and research careers through the undergraduate, masters and Inter-disciplinary Study of Art doctoral programs.

MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Arts was opened in 2016; a two-year, English-taught program, emphasis on both “critic” and “curating,” providing international students an opportunity to be familiar with discourses in contemporary art from various vantage points of the globe. Our program’s all-encompassing approach ensures that after completion, students are well equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills for job opportunities around the world.

The five modules in the course: art history, art criticism, exhibition curating, museum studies and creative industry are designed to give students a comprehensive, integrated understanding of contemporary art, with a special focus on the contemporary art development in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to the main courses, CCSCA also hosts series of lectures, workshops and international exchanges, which have been held for nearly 20 events in 2016-2017. Invited speakers include: Corinne Diserens (2016 Taipei Biennial Curator), Bartomeu Mari (Director of MMCA South Korea)、Marko Daniel (Convenor of Public Programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain), Da-wei FEI (critic, curator, Rotating Director of Academic Committee, Power Station of Art, Shanghai), Kit Hammonds (Curator of Museo Jumex, Mexico)、Lucy Steeds (Reader in Art Theory and Exhibition Histories based at Afterall, Central Saint Martins), etc. Providing different aspects regarding curating and critiquing to broaden the horizon of our students. Furthermore, our program had arranged an oversea study trip to visit Jakarta Biennale and Biennale Jogja and other local art institutions in November 2017 as a special learning experience outside the classroom.

Highlight the program
–Focus on the art of Asia Pacific region
–A practical-oriented graduation requires the completion of internships and report/thesis writing
–An extensive Internship: all students must complete at least 320 hours of internship in an approved institution

Other support
–Our campus is centrally located in Taipei
–Scholarship offer 
–A diverse student body 
–An advanced Chinese learning resources is available on campus
–A variety of school-run artistic space such as, Museum of National Taipei University of Education, Wolong 29 and Nan-Hai Gallery, etc.

Application opens for applicants for fall 2018. The deadline for application is April 30, 2017. For more information and news, please visit the programme’s official website.

Contact: T +886 2 2732 1104 / T +886 2 6639 6688

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