University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

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Culture, Criticism and Curation

University of the Arts London - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Central Saint Martins
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Museology/Museum Studies
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $43,405

Cost per year has been converted from British Sterling (£25,970) to Canadian Dollars.

Careers:Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery ManagersCurators


MA Culture, Criticism and Curation is directed towards critical enquiry and mindful change-making in the fields of culture, curation, art, design and creative production. To equip you with tools that will enable you to actively find your way through a variety of institutional and cultural situations, the course offers an overview of cultural history and curatorial theory alongside opportunities to acquire skills in research, writing, curating and production.

We address the present moment and pressing questions faced by cultural producers, policy makers, curators, artists and researchers. Approached through interdisciplinary and intercultural enquiry, you will learn to engage with the in-between places where new knowledge is developed via an integration of theory and practice. Through the lens of activism, we explore with you the ways in which culture, criticism and curation can contribute to change, through accumulative small steps or actions.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The standard entry requirements for this course are as follows:

    • An honours degree in a relevant field: history; history of art; culture, communications or media studies; fine art or design; fashion (history and theory or design); multimedia or interactive design; curatorial, gallery, archive or museum work; research; collections management or interpretation; journalism (digital, broadcast, press and radio); art criticism or publishing; marketing and PR; retail or business if culturally related
    • Or an equivalent EU/international qualification
    • And at least one year of relevant professional experience.

    The standard English language requirement for entry is IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in any one paper, or equivalent.

    Applicants who will need a Tier 4 General Student Visa should check the External English Tests page which provides important information about UK Border Agency (UKBA) requirements.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Select for interview will be through the submission of a personal statement, a project proposal that outlines an idea for a cultural event or exhibition and examples of historical, critical or theoretical writing. Your personal statement should give us information about yourself and why you want to join the course. Please visit the website for more information on requirements.

    * 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 December 17, 2022