The MA Art History and Curating programme was launched in September 2015, and was developed in order to prepare students to conduct original research into art objects; understand the history, theory and contemporary practice of their curation; and develop practical skills through co-curating a public art exhibition.
Departmental teaching staff
Dr Jutta Vinzent, Programme Convenor (September 2018 onwards)
A specialist in modern and contemporary art, Jutta is the academic Convenor for the MA Art History and Curating programme in 2018/19. Jutta is the key contact for all academic matters, including assessment and feedback.
Dr Claire Jones, Programme Convenor (2015-2018)
A former curator, Claire was the academic Convenor for the MA Art History and Curating programme until September 2018.
The programme's core and optional modules are taught by academic staff in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies. The core Curatorial Practices module is also co-taught by partner gallery and museum staff.
You will also be allocated a supervisor for your 15,000-word MA dissertation – see more information on staff research interests in the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies.
Teaching on the programme largely takes place in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, where the Department is based.
The optional Placement module enables students to work with institutions across the region, to develop their knowledge of museum and gallery practice. The placement is organised by the Department and takes place in either the autumn or spring terms. Placements change annually, but some of our partners have included: