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Postgraduate course

MA Curatorial Practice 4. semester

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ECTS Credits

22,5 credits, ECTS

Level of Study



Part time

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

A master's project must be developed and realised by the student during the course of the programme. It must be an independently executed curatorial project that demonstrates the student's ability to implement a projectand that reflects a discursive understanding. The ability to reflect on one's own and the work of others is also emphasised. The student will be responsible for all aspects of the project, including its funding.

The time frame for the project is the duration of the programme. It is a requirement that the project is publicly accessible.

Learning Outcomes

The master's programme concludes with an exam in the fourth semester. At the exam, students will be assessed according to the learning outcomes defined for the master's programme and the assessment criteria for the exam.

The exam will be assessed by a commission comprising two external examiners and the student's main tutor.

The exam takes the form of a conversation that includes a presentation and a critical assessment of the master's project and the project documentation

Master's Degree in Curatorial Practice is awarded to students who complete and pass the study programme.The master's degree allows the candidate to apply for admission to the PhD in Artistic Research Programme.

Access to the Course

Passed third semester in the Masterprogram

Teaching and learning methods

The working and teaching methods used in the master's programme focus on curatorial practice: How to initiate and implement projects. Each student will give regular presentations on their own projects and participate in the plenary discussions of other students' projects. Specific assignments will also be given as homework to be worked on between seminars.

The mandatory components of the programme¿

  • Seminar attendance and participation ¿ at least 80%¿
  • Approved pre-project¿
  • Two seminar presentations¿
  • Participation in the planning and execution of a public teaching seminar

Grading Scale


Assessment Semester



Kunstakademiet - Department of Fine Art


Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Dokumentasjon, refleksjon og muntlig

    Examination system
    Digital exam
    • Exam part: Dokumentasjon og refleksjon - hjemmeoppgave

    • Exam part: Muntlig