Master of Curatorial and Museum Studies New
The way our cultural institutions collect and exhibit art, artefacts, technologies and other material culture helps to shape the way society sees itself. Learning how to work with such collections underpins a wide variety of careers in the global cultural and heritage sectors.
Our Master of Curatorial and Museum Studies is the only specialist degree in South Australia designed to provide you with this unique capability.
What will you do?
Delivered in cooperation with the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia and many other cultural organisations, the degree will enable you to.
· build skills in collection and exhibition development, and museum and gallery management
· explore issues of cultural ownership and conservation, and Australian Indigenous and global heritage
· enjoy extraordinary access to Adelaide’s world-class cultural institutions, through regular site visits, guest lectures and internships
· utilise emerging technologies, including virtual reality, to develop next-generation skills in digital literacy and creative innovation
· explore related subjects, such as social media and education.
You’ll also have the remarkable opportunity to closely observe a significant new cultural institution being established in Adelaide—the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre, set to open in 2025—and explore the translation of historic collections into this new context.
Where could it take you?
You might lead program development for arts festivals. You could develop innovative concepts for interactive educational exhibitions. Or travel the world collecting unique pieces for a national body. Perhaps you’ll help production companies ensure period-drama authenticity.
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:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Higher Education Study||Bachelor degree or equivalent, OR completed Graduate Diploma in Curatorial and Museum Studies, OR completed Graduate Certificate in Curatorial and Museum Studies.|
|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 4.0 OR Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Curatorial & Museum Studies OR Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Curatorial & Museum Studies|
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $38,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Marketing Officer, Archivist, Art Gallery Education Officer, Art Historian, Arts Educator, Asset Manager, Museum Education Officer, Museum Technician, Presenter, Curator, Digital Content Creator, Education Coordinator, Education Officer, Education Officer / Educator, Electronic Publisher, Social Media Manager, Social Media Strategist, Feature Writer, Historian, Web Content Manager, ...
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Last updated: Monday, 17 Jan 2022