Art Museum and Gallery Practice (MPrac)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MPrac

How long you will study
24 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Art Museum and Gallery Practice at Newcastle University

The Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of the frequently complex theoretical and practical issues that face those involved in art museums and galleries.

The course offers a flexible mixture of taught modules and a possible work-based placement, providing you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.


The first year of the MPrac is the  Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, which must be completed successfully before undertaking the second year extended work-based placement. 

Staff

You will have input from professional and academic experts with substantial experience of working in the museum sectors in various countries. 

The course is based in the School of Arts and Cultures. It is also affiliated with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), a leading academic centre for research and teaching in museum, gallery, and heritage studies. ICCHS has a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

Delivery

We are based at our city centre campus with work placements or work related-projects usually taking place off campus. Part time study consists of the same modules and options as in the full time course, but spread over a longer period. 

Placements

After completing your Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA in year 1, you will supervised and mentored through a 36-week work placement in year 2. Placements can be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability. We will set up the placement for you, based on the submission of a project agreed between you, your tutor and the placement host organisation. 

Previous cohorts of students have undertaken placements with:

  • BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Beamish North of England Open Air Museum
  • Great North Museum: Hancock
  • Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Victoria Tunnel

Facilities

You have access to top quality facilities with Media, Culture and Heritage and across the University, including:

  • the Great North Museum: Hancock, which is located on campus and houses the collections that previously made up the Hancock Museum, the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology (an internationally-renowned collection of over 1,000 Greek and Etruscan artefacts), and the Museum of Antiquities
  • the Hatton Gallery. Located on campus, the Gallery has been at the heart of cultural life in the North East since the early twentieth century
  • libraries and e-resources
  • the Language Resource Centre, which is a specialist language facility providing free access to self-study materials in 50 languages
  • computing facilities with access to relevant databases and over 1,400 fully networked PCs
  • the Gertrude Bell Archive

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMPracHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
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  • The awardMPracHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study48 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/art-museum-gallery-practice-mprac/#fees&funding 

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:

  • fine art
  • craft
  • design
  • art history

You don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in:

  • art history
  • art theory and/or fine art
  • craft
  • design

You must also successfully complete the Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA in order to progress on to the MPrac.

We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in speaking and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Pre-sessional English Language courses are accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Language Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-session entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in speaking and 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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