Several of the modules on this course will be developed and assessed in partnership with museums, galleries and other practitioners. This will include visiting lecturers who are leading practitioners in their field.
We recognise that our intake of students will have a broad range of academic background, varying levels of professional experience, and have a similarly broad range of career ambitions. For example, some may already be in museum or gallery employment, others may be overseas students, some may be interested in pursuing doctoral research after the MA, and others will be either working within or towards other, related areas of the creative economy and cultural sector. Our approach to creative project work, practice-based research and work-place experience must therefore remain open and flexible and respond to the needs and dreams of individual students.
Where appropriate, we encourage students to pursue workplace volunteering opportunities. This is not a mandatory course requirement but is an opportunity for those less-experienced students to develop their interest in a particular career. Volunteering opportunities will be structured collaboratively by the student, the host organisation and the University to ensure that all sides get the most out of a placement. A 20-day placement is recommended as a minimum.
We are a university associate of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).