Curation at NUA is understood in its broadest and most enquiring sense as a process of bringing together objects, still and moving image and/or texts into a coherent, contextualised and critical whole. MA Curation at NUA is distinguished by its practice-based approach, underpinned by appropriate theoretical and contextual frameworks. The development of your individual approach is encouraged, along with opportunities for collaborative working and project management. The programme places an emphasis on hands-on, practical experience in a variety of settings such as The Gallery at NUA and other spaces of regional and national importance
NUA has strong links with the Tate and regularly hosts touring exhibitions from the Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre. Opportunities to work with major collections such as the Arts Council Collection or Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery deepen your professional understanding and develop your critical and contextual understanding of exhibition practices. The course will attract applicants from a range of disciplines including art, design and media, as well as those with a humanities, education or scientific background.
MA Curation students work on major exhibition by Chapman Brothers
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Postgraduate students show their final work in a public exhibition on the NUA campus.
MA Curation students have the opportunity to select and exhibit works drawn from the Arts Council Collection based in London and Leeds as part of their final major project. This exciting partnership between Arts Council Collection and NUA will see senior curators from the ACC working with students to introduce the collections and offer support and professional expertise on curating and presenting works for exhibition in The Gallery at NUA. Students will then have unique access to over 7,500 works held in the Arts Council Collection’s store of artworks to help in conceiving exhibition proposals. Their final projects will culminate in a public exhibition of Arts Council Collection works in Norwich in August 2013.
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