University of Essex

School of Philosophy and Art History

MA Gallery Studies and Critical Curating


Wivenhoe Park

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degree Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our full-time MA Gallery Studies and Critical Curating offers a practical and theoretical training if you are interested in devising or curating exhibitions, and includes the preparation of an exhibition in our University art gallery. In lectures and seminars, you explore the history and theory of exhibition making, as well as the functions, purposes and narrative structures of exhibitions. In practical workshops, you consider essentials for successful exhibition making, such as writing an exhibition proposal, applying for loans, raising sponsorships and managing your exhibition budget. We include regular visits to museums and galleries in London and the region which, together with lectures by visiting speakers, gives you the chance to meet established professionals in the field.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City