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Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)

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  • Practical experience
    There is an internship component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Art Curatorship (Coursework and Minor Thesis)
  • Course description
    The coursework masters provides specialist training and a professional qualification for graduates who are working, or seeking to work in the field, and may also be taken for general interest. This course does not necessarily lead to higher degree study, however high achieving students who complete the thesis option may qualify for entry to a masters by research or PhD.

    Objectives:    

    Students who complete the masters will have a good understanding of:

        * the role of the visual arts in Australia as reflected by professional networks, funding bodies, and government departments/agencies at national, state and local level;
        * the changing role of art museums/galleries in society and the history of collecting;
        * the current discourse associated with issues of access, education and funding within art museums and cultural institutions;
        * the organisational structure of a collecting institution and the various responsibilities and tasks of its personnel;
        * art conservation theory and practice and its role in storage, transportation, display and interpretation of art objects;
        * the principles and procedures of cataloguing and presenting art objects in an art museum;
        * Students will also have acquired advanced skills in researching and writing on art objects.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:    

    200 point program
    Duration: 2 years full-time / up to 4 years part-time

        * six compulsory subjects (75 points)
        * elective subjects (125 points)

    Or if choosing the thesis option:

        * six compulsory subjects (75 points)
        * completion of thesis at level 500 (37.5 points)
        * a maximum of 87.5 points of electives

    Total 200 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    100 point program
    Duration: 1 year full-time / up to 2 years part-time

        * six compulsory subjects (75 points)
        * a maximum of 2 elective subjects (25 points)

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

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