Year of entry
3 years full-time
Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.
Optional Estimate: £500How are these costs calculated?
Students often choose to buy their own laptop in their first year. However there are computer facilities on campus. £200-£800
Optional Estimate: 1,140How are these costs calculated?
Educational visits to European centres during each year. These are optional and if related to a unit of study, local alternative are identified.
There are no additional professional membership fees required for full qualification.
Compulsory Estimate: £150
Optional Estimate: £300How are these costs calculated?
Books and digitised readings are available from the library. However you will be required to purchase a small number of core books. There will also be some costs associated with printing (core and optional). Materials (core and optional) relating to the practice of curating and the staging exhibitions.
Manchester School of Art
The contemporary world of galleries and art museums involves a strong link between art history and curating. Art historians work with galleries and museums, while curators use their knowledge of art history to organise exhibitions. This course combines the study of art between 1800 and the present day with the study of curatorial practices during the same period, together with the essential practical skills and critical perspectives necessary to the contemporary curator.
The programme addresses a diverse range of artists, movements, exhibitions and display spaces as well as theoretical approaches to art history and curating. You will be encouraged to engage in independent research and professional development using the many galleries of Manchester and the North West. The staff team delivering the course has expertise and research interests in curatorship and art history in the modern and contemporary periods.
Find out more about this course, including staff profiles and read the course blog at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/arthistorycurating
Your career prospects after the course
This course is appropriate for careers in a range of cultural roles e.g.
gallery/museum curator, archivist, art historian, arts manager, cultural event organiser, art writer/journalist, as well as being appropriate for postgraduate study.94%
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known