Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Curatorial Studies

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Field of Study:Museology/Museum Studies
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


Carleton’s Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies offers students both the disciplinary expertise and applied skills sought by cultural institutions. Our interdisciplinary program spans the arts, social sciences, and sciences, exposing students to a wide range of museological and curatorial issues. Through our strong relationships with museums, galleries and festivals in the National Capital region, students also receive hands-on discipline-specific training and exposure to professional best practices.

Our program offers two Graduate Diplomas in Curatorial Studies to domestic and international students. The Type 2 Diploma is designed for students seeking practical skills in addition to an MA or PhD at Carleton, and will provide a combination of academic training and professional skills unique in Canada. Our stand-alone Type 3 Diploma is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic qualifications with practical training, or for practitioners who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The minimum requirement for admission to the Diploma in Curatorial Studies is an honours bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline, with an average of B+ or higher. Students pursuing a Type 2 diploma must also fulfil the admission requirements of their home departments.

Students wishing to obtain admission will be required to submit an application along with a statement of intent, reference letters, and a writing sample or curatorial portfolio.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 02, 2022