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Postgraduate course

MA Curatorial Practice 4. semester

  • ECTS credits22.5
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeKURATOR 4
  • Number of semesters1
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ECTS Credits

22,5 credits, ECTS

Level of Study



Part time

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

During Semester 4 the student should finalise their master¿s project through own work and discussions in the seminars. The student should take part in the seminars and study trips.

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 be able to develop and carry out a major independent piece of curator work and present it in a professional context.
  • The student is expected to be able to egotiate and cooperate efficiently with others in order to initiate and implement curatorial projects.
  • Assess their own work as curators and take responsibility for their own academic and professional development
  • The student is expected to be able to identify and assess curatorial and ethical challenges, as well as relevant theoretical issues.
  • The student is expected to be able to analyse and attend to the different roles of the curator in professional contexts.
  • The student is expected to be able to communicate issues relevant to art curatorship, in writing and orally, to all audiences.

General competence:

  • The student is expected to be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competence required for a professional curatorial practice.
  • The student is expected to be able to establish, maintain, manage and present a curator practice.

Access to the Course

Passed semester 3.

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. 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