It is aimed at students wanting to start a career in museum or gallery work, and at those looking for a mid-career change. Although the course is based in the School of Art History, applicants can have a degree in any subject. An essential and rewarding aspect of this programme is the opportunity for students to work together to create an exhibition at the University's Gateway Gallery or the St Andrews Museum.
Theory and Practice of Theory and Practice of Museums
Art Galleries and Museums, Art Galleries and Related Organisations
Audiences and Management
Collections in Context
The MFA programme in Global Cinema: Managing and Cultural Curation builds on leading academic expertise in recognizing and highlighting the supranational dynamics of circulation of diverse cultural content that originates from a variety of centres of creativity around the world. The mechanisms of mainstream circulation are acknowledged in the context of the course, yet the attention here is to the burgeoning channels of alternative distribution, which permits a varied cultural offer to travel via diasporic and alternative channels and be managed toward profitable exposure. The programme, taught by a combination of leading academics and practitioners, provides distinctive education in managing and cultural curation that grows out of the intricate understanding of trans-border cultural policies, the dynamics of cultural diplomacy, formal and informal networks and capital, and the global galaxy of festivals.
Europe as Hub for Global Cinema: Institutions, Policies, Venues
North America: Cultural Industries, Parallel Circulation, Festivals
Arthouse and Festival Programming
Asia: Film Culture, Changing Dynamics in Local and Global Circulation
Theories of Creative Cultures and Global Cinema
Management, Creative Cultures, and the Festival Galaxy
The MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies aims to provide students with a critical understanding of the issues surrounding curatorship, museology and museum management. Course tutors include professional curators and educationalists. There is also the opportunity to choose an option from the extensive array of modules offered by all of the MA programmes in the School. This allows students to specialise in their own areas of interest and do further work on many periods and themes in art history and cultural theory.
History and the Museum
Museum, Object, Practice
Essential Research Skills 1
Essential Research Skills 2
Derrida and Deconstruction
Beyond the trench: Collaborative Projects on the History, Remembrance and Critical Heritage of the First World War
Unfinished Business: Trauma, Cultural Memory and the Holocaust
From Chagall to Kitaj and Beyond
Critical/Curatorial Challenges in Contemporary Art
Origins of Post-Colonial England
Humanity, Animality and Globality
Individual Directed Study
The MA in Art History and Curating is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the country that offers you the opportunity to work in a team with academic and museum professionals to curate an art exhibition in a public gallery, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. This unique programme enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct original research into art objects, to understand at first hand the history, theory and contemporary practice of their curation and to disseminate your findings through a public art exhibition and a 15,000-word dissertation.
Postgraduate Research Training and Methods
Criticism and Methods in the History of Art and Visual Culture
Art History in the Field: Placements
Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art
The programme is run in conjunction with The School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art, which is internationally recognised as one of Europe’s foremost art schools for teaching and research in fine art, design and architecture. It benefits from a series of day-long workshops clustered around particular subject areas, practical approaches or critical topics, and it includes contributions from a range of experienced practitioners. You will engage with live projects, ranging from collaborative to independently-led, and gain the most engaged and professionally focused experience possible. The programme offers links with external institutions in Glasgow, including the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow International, GoMA, Tramway, The Common Guild, Transmission and the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum.
Curatorial practice 1 and 2
Research methods in practice
This Masters in Film Curation focuses on the history and future of the audience’s engagement with film of all kinds. It investigates the material qualities of audio-visual media and explores the history and contemporary practice of projection and exhibition, in cinemas, galleries, festivals and online. The programme includes a mandatory work placement with one of our external partners as well as opportunities for creative practice.
The Material of Film Curation
The Practice of Film Curation
Work placement/creative project
Audio Visual Criticism
On our MA Gallery Studies with Dissertation, you cover all the historical, theoretical and practical materials included in our MA Gallery Studies and Critical Curating but replace your exhibition project with a dissertation.
Current Issues In Curating
Dissertation - Ma Schemes
Managing Galleries And Exhibition Projects
The Museum: History, Theory And Critical Texts
Researching Art History
Art & Politics
Art, Architecture And Urbanism
Art, Science, Knowledge
City Of God / City Of Man: Art And Urbanism In Rome, 1530-1650
Collecting Art From Latin America: Indigenous And Post-Indigenist Art