The Master of Art Curatorship has been taught at the University of Melbourne for nearly 30 years. This comprehensive program incorporates theoretical, historical and practical study units that focus on the changing role of art museums and arts organisations in collecting, interpreting and exhibiting art. Leading professionals from the Australian art world contribute to teaching programs, as well as the staff of the University's cultural collections and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, ensuring all knowledge you gain is relevant and contemporary.
Who is it for?
The Master of Art Curatorship is for those who want to focus their career in the arts museum sector. If you have a background in the arts, humanities, art history, studio arts, and collections museum, then this program will get your career to the next stage. The program is niche in that it only looks are the art visual culture, you'll be looking into the world of the art museum, which is a very vibrant sector within itself.
We will equip you with more than just an education. Learn from some of the country's most influential teachers, access a network of innovative industry leaders and engage with our exciting internship opportunities.
Where will it take me?
On graduation from the Master of Art Curatorship, you will be ready for work in professional fields including:
- Art auctioneering
- Arts policy and law
- Art publishing and archiving
- Collection, gallery and exhibition management
- Freelance curating
- Artist-run spaces
- Curatorship and an art museum or art space
Graduates have also gone on to work in global institutions including:
- Alcaston gallery
- Arts and Industry Biennial Trust New Zealand
- Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Christie's Auction House, London
- National Gallery of Victoria
- National Museum of Singapore
- 31 October 2019 for Semester 1 2020 intake
Please note: later applications for some courses may be accepted through until 31 December 2019
- 31 March 2020 for Semester 2, 2020 intake
Please note: later applications for some courses may be accepted through until 31 May 2020
- Scholarship deadlines
In applying past the deadline, students should take into account student visa deadlines.
International applicants can apply up to one year in advance of their studies. That is, if a student would like to commence in Semester 1, they can apply from Semester 1 of the previous year
- For more detailed information please visit the Graduate Coursework application information web page
Please note: If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 Oct for Semester 1 and 31 March for Semester 2.