MA Curatorial Practice 1. semester

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

During Semester 1 the student should define their master¿s project through their own work and discussions in the seminars. The student should take part in the seminars. The student should during Semester 1 map their needs for external tutoring.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
Knowledge and skills: The student is expected to master and combine methods for exploring and developing their own curatorial project.
General competence: The student is expected to be able to apply relevant approaches and methods in their own artistic research

The student is expected to be able to cooperate with others on the analysis and critical discussion of ideas and concepts


Part time

ECTS Credits

22,5 credits, ECTS

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction

Access to the Course
Admission to MA Curatorial practice.
Teaching and learning methods
The seminars are an important shared academic platform for the students, where the development of their individual master's projects is a recurring topic of discussion and where in-depth studies of contexts for curatorial practice happen. The communal discussions generate the study progression. The seminars will alternate between lectures and workshops including exhibition histories, writing and textual analysis, the role of the curator, legal issues, as well as project management and production. Different ways of staging exhibitions and topics pertaining installation are also discussed in plenary sessions.

As a rule, four seminars will be held per semester, at least three of which will be in-depth studies of contexts. The purpose is to be immersed in a local context to see different types of exhibitions, exhibition venues and institutions, and to meet curators and artists, as well as building networks.
Grading Scale
Assessment Semester
Kunstakademiet - Department of Fine Art