This programme develops your skills and provides experience relevant to a career in curating. Based at the School of Arts Studio 3 Gallery, you are involved in all aspects of the running of the Gallery. You work closely with partner organisations such as Canterbury museums and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).
The core modules provide an overview of the history of collecting and exhibitions through a series of case studies, taking advantage of our proximity to major London collections.
We also cover theoretical issues relating to curating and museology. You also develop your own project working within the Gallery's exhibition programme. Optional modules focus on providing practice- based opportunities for developing curatorial skills. The programme is delivered by a combination of staff at the School of Arts and specialist visiting lecturers.
The University of Kent was founded in 1965 and since then has achieved prominence as one of Britain's most innovative and enterprising universities. Our students come from many different backgrounds (there are over 110 nationalities represented at Kent) giving a rich cultural variety on campus. Students come from Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, the United States, Nigeria and Europe as well as from the UK.