Call for applications: MA Curating

Call for applications: MA Curating

Aarhus University

View of MA Curating symposium: The Curator Has Left the Building, 2020, in Céline Condorelli, Host, 2019. Polyester mesh and fabric, 3.5 x 33m. Photo: Malte Riis. Courtesy Kunsthal Aarhus.

March 26, 2020
Call for applications: MA Curating

Application deadline: May 2, 2020
Aarhus University
School of Communication and Culture
Langelandsgade 139
DK-8000 Aarhus

MA Curating is a two-year, part-time, low-residency, seminar-based, international and interdisciplinary study programme at Aarhus University. The programme is designed for curators, artists and cultural workers who wish to develop their professional curatorial practice and expand their interdisciplinary understanding of curating in contemporary society.

The programme is designed in a way that allows you to maintain a full-time job while studying. It enhances your career opportunities by presenting you with new ideas, techniques and networks, and allows you to operate within and across a range of contemporary institutions and platforms that organise, manage and administer exhibitions and public events.

Content and structure
Building on the experiences and practices of the enrolled students, MA Curating focuses on the close relationship between practice and theory, doing and thinking, and experience and reflection. The programme enables you to reflect critically on your own curatorial practice and provides you with broad competences in cultural analysis, critical thinking and communication.

Comprising four modules (Curatorial Theories, Curatorial Practice, Curatorial Knowledge and Curatorial Project), the programme includes three extended weekend seminars per module which take place at Aarhus University and partner institutions. The final module is dedicated to an individual or collective curatorial project and the production of a Master’s thesis. The teaching consists of lectures, discussions, group work, independent study, peer feedback, online learning and individual supervision.

The programme provides a challenging, international study environment that draws on the expertise of researchers across departments at Aarhus University including Art History, Aesthetics & Culture, Museology, Science Studies, Anthropology, Rhetoric, Musicology, Digital Design and Information Studies, as well as involving visiting scholars and curators.

Local and visiting lecturers
Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Helga Christoffersen, Geoff Cox, Rhea Dall, Clémentine Deliss, Birgit Eriksson, Jacob Fabricius, Kjeld Kjeldsen, Anders Kold, Joasia Krysa, Lars Bang Larsen, Marie Laurberg, Johanne Løgstrup, Jacob Lund, Celia Lury, Sidsel Nelund, Corina Oprea, Lise Pennington, Kasia Redzisz, Olga von Schubert, Judith Schwarzbart, Jan Løhmann Stephensen, Mette-Marie Zacher Sørensen, Sarah Tuck, Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver, Kim West and Louise Wolthers.

The programme has partnerships with a number of prominent art and cultural institutions that we visit and engage with throughout the two years, and is associated with the AU research programme Contemporary Aesthetics and Technology.

Programme duration: September 2020–August 2022
For further information and to apply, please visit MA Curating.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact course coordinator Trine Friis Sørensen at trinefs [​at​]

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