Master of Arts (Curatorial & Museum Studies)

University of Adelaide
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
On campus
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About this program

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions.

Curate a career you’re passionate about

Curatorial expertise demands curiosity, a great eye, intellectual creativity, and a broad suite of practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in the history of art and visual cultures.

Our Master of Arts (Curatorial & Museum Studies) is delivered in cooperation with the Art Gallery of South Australia and other Australian cultural organisations. We give you the specialised training and networks needed to thrive in the global museum and gallery sector.

What will you do?

  • Learn about collection and exhibition development.
  • Research, document and interpret images and objects.
  • Explore issues of conservation and heritage.
  • Build skills in museum and gallery management.
  • Complete two minor research projects.
  • Undertake a four-week internship in a state or national institution.
  • Gain experience with databases and digital tools used in cultural organisations.
  • Learn about public programs, marketing, copyright and registration.

Where could it take you?

You might be a program manager for a living arts festival. You could develop an innovative concept for an international exhibition or discover the work of an emerging contemporary artist. Perhaps you’ll travel the world collecting unique pieces for a national body.


Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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The University of Adelaide is a world-class institution centred on: discovering new knowledge pursuing innovation preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow who are independent, creative thinkers with an international perspective. Since its establishment in 1874, studying at the University of...

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