Component

MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MA Art History and Theory options

Year 1, Component 01

(AR952, AR953 and AR912) or AR981
AR912-7-AU
Practical Skills for Curatorial Work
(0 CREDITS)

This series of lectures and workshops teaches key real-world practical skills required for curatorial work in exhibitions and galleries, including object handling; condition reports; loan forms and database systems; artist relations; and the facilitation of group pedagogy and public workshops. You will be walked through the practical processes and skills which structure the organising and production cycle for galleries and museums, in a way that coincides with your own work towards the MA Curating group exhibition.

AR952-7-FY
Exhibition and Portfolio
(60 CREDITS)

This module, covering the full year of your MA, involves curating an exhibition in the university's Art Exchange gallery which will open in May. You will work as part of a curatorial group with other students on the module to produce the entire exhibition. You will collectively decide on an exhibition theme or topic, research and identify objects or artworks, budget the exhibition and arrange transportation, exhibition design, advertising and marketing, produce a catalogue, and organise an accompanying program of educational events for students, schoolchildren and the local community.

AR953-7-FY
Exhibition (Joint Project)
(20 CREDITS)

This module, covering the full year of your MA, involves curating an exhibition in the university's Art Exchange gallery which will open in May. You will work as part of a curatorial group with other students on the module to produce the entire exhibition. You will collectively decide on an exhibition theme or topic, research and identify objects or artworks, budget the exhibition and arrange transportation, exhibition design, advertising and marketing, produce a catalogue, and organise an accompanying program of educational events for students, schoolchildren and the local community.

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