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MA Curation overview

MA Curation at NUA is distinguished by an emphasis on practical curatorial experience and, having staged the prestigious EASTinternational between 1991 and 2009, has developed a strong reputation for high quality curatorial practice.

With strong links with the Arts Council Collection, Tate and the Hayward Gallery as well as with galleries in the region, students are offered hands-on curatorial experience supported by theoretical underpinning.

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.

MA Curation students have the opportunity to curate in the Gallery at NUA, which also provides a showcase for exhibitions of international contemporary art and design. Recently the gallery has exhibited work by artists including: Grayson Perry, Gilbert and George, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Damien Hirst, Jeremy Deller and Rachel Whiteread.

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.

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Student work

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.

Watch a film about our Postgraduate student experience and the MA Degree Show 2015

Visiting Lecturers

  • Marjolijn Dijkman
  • Rehana Zaman
  • Cécile B Evans
  • Adam Burton
  • Alec Cumming
  • Steve Baker
    Artist and writer
  • John Wallbank
  • Milika Muritu
    Artists and Co-director of Cell project space
  • Rosa Tyhurst
    Artist and Assistant Director Limencello Gallery
  • Ruth Claxton
  • Susan Sluglett and Anthony Faroux
    Artists and Jerwood Painting Fellows 2013
Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Teaching Staff

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Postgraduate Applications

Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form. Find more about entry requirements for postgraduate courses.

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For further information email studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk.



“NUA has its own public-facing gallery, which is an excellent resource for curation students.”

Laura Dennis
Curation graduate

Postgraduate student seminar

MA Community

Find out more about the community experience of studying for a postgraduate degree at NUA.

Watch a film of our Postgraduate students discussing their practice at the MA Degree Show 2014


Campus resources

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