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Curating Contemporary Design MA (in partnership with the Design Museum): Course features

What this course offers you

If you choose to study this course, here are some of the things you can expect from the course and how it will benefit you.

  • The Curating Contemporary Design MA will train you to display, curate and communicate the values and ideas of design.
  • It is taught in partnership with the Design Museum, London, which means you benefit from the experience of studying at one of the world's best known design museums.
  • Professional practice modules at the Design Museum underpin modules on the history and theory of curating design taught at Kingston School of Art. These modules offer you the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area of curating and help you develop your own area of curating practice.
  • You will be involved in aspects of planning and organising exhibitions, working on real briefs set by leading museums and organisations.
  • The dissertation allows you to build on this and research an area of curating contemporary design linked to your professional ambitions. This can be done through practice-based submissions or theory-based written work.
  • Work experience is also an important part of the course. Most students work on an aspect of the Design Museum's programme, but others have worked with leading art and design museums in London.
  • The course also offers advice and support for gaining employment including introductions to professionals in the field, one-to-one tuition and CV workshops.
  • Optional study visits add an extra dimension to your learning. You also benefit from input from professionals - such as designers, architects, product designers, theorists and curators.
  • Our teaching emphasises individual tutorials. We offer a part-time study option to help you fit your MA around other commitments.

Alongside your academic studies, you hone your workplace skills in:

  • problem solving and organisation;
  • communication (oral, written and electronic);
  • time management; and
  • interdisciplinary teamwork.

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020 3308 9930*

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

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