Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) (in conjunction with the University of Glasgow)

Glasgow School of Art


Main Campus


This programme is for graduates wishing to develop a curatorial career within the field of contemporary visual arts. It's structured to enable and support students to pursue independent and self-directed working, and to lay the practical, intellectual and professional foundations for their future approach to curatorial roles or contexts. At the same time the programme provides them with access to highly-regarded and experienced professional curators and practitioners, and it will enable them to acquire key skill sets and attributes as well as forge the peer networks that are vital to the profession at all levels.

Stage 1:
Curatorial Practice 1; Core Research Skills.
You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

Stage 2:
Curatorial Practice 2; Postgraduate taught elective.
You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art)

Stage 3 (selection of one of the following):
Masters Project in Curatorial Practice 1; Masters Project in Curatorial Practice 2; Dissertation.

Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. Lower classification of degree will be considered where other areas of application are strong or there is equivalent professional experience. You will be required to attend interview. Please visit GSA website for further details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Design

SCQF Level