MA Curation at NUA is distinguished by an emphasis on practical curatorial experience. Curation is understood in its broadest and most forward-thinking sense as a process of bringing together objects, still and moving image and/or texts into a coherent whole. The course appeals to a range of applicants, including graduates in Fine Art and Art History and those from non-art backgrounds with an interest in curatorial practices.
NUA has a strong reputation for high quality curatorial practice, having staged the prestigious Eastinternational between 1991-2009. The Gallery at NUA provides a showcase for exhibitions of international contemporary art and design and plays a central role in the MA Curation programme. Recently the Gallery at NUA has showcased work by artists including: Grayson Perry, Gilbert and George, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Damien Hirst, Jeremy Deller and Rachel Whiteread. MA Curation students have the opportunity to curate in the Gallery and in 2013 selected work for their Degree Show from the Arts Council Collection.
The University has strong links with the Tate and Hayward Gallery as well as with galleries in the region. Tutors and industry guests encourage professional understanding as you develop your appreciation of location and audience and the communication of ideas, meaning and information. You will become accustomed to liaising between artists, dealers, galleries and agents as you progress on your curatorial career.
Drawn to Architecture was curated by students Laura Dennis and Anthony Williams in the Hostry, a public space in Norwich Cathedral. The show displayed work by architect David Thompson, a partner at LSI Architects.
The emphasis on practical, site-specific curatorial experience makes our graduates stand out.
Dr Krzysztof Fijalkowski
MA Curation Unit Tutor
There is a big emphasis on practical work. During the course I curated three shows in independent galleries in London.
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