Master of Arts (Curatorial & Museum Studies)
This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions.
Curate a career you’re passionate about
Curatorial expertise demands curiosity, a great eye, intellectual creativity, and a broad suite of practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in the history of art and visual cultures.
Our Master of Arts (Curatorial & Museum Studies) is delivered in cooperation with the Art Gallery of South Australia and other Australian cultural organisations. We give you the specialised training and networks needed to thrive in the global museum and gallery sector.
What will you do?
- Learn about collection and exhibition development.
- Research, document and interpret images and objects.
- Explore issues of conservation and heritage.
- Build skills in museum and gallery management.
- Complete two minor research projects.
- Undertake a four-week internship in a state or national institution.
- Gain experience with databases and digital tools used in cultural organisations.
- Learn about public programs, marketing, copyright and registration.
Where could it take you?
You might be a program manager for a living arts festival. You could develop an innovative concept for an international exhibition or discover the work of an emerging contemporary artist. Perhaps you’ll travel the world collecting unique pieces for a national body.
Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Higher Education Study||Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0 OR Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Art History with a minimum GPA of 6.0.|
|Intake||February and July|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0
Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Art History with a minimum GPA of 6.0.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement for direct entry may be eligible for a packaged offer to the Graduate Diploma in Art History leading to the Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) (conditional upon achieving a GPA of 6.0 in the Graduate Diploma in Art History)
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $37,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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Art Gallery Education Officer, Art Historian, Curator
The Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.
Academic Program Rules
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Example Study Plan
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Last updated: Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020