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4138F - Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip

Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip

Start in: September 2021

This course provides the opportunity to develop skills as a curator or gallery educator in the fields of both historical and contemporary art.

Overview

We aim to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to establish or progress your career working in art museums or galleries.

The course is part of Media, Culture and Heritage in the School of Arts and Cultures. We have a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community. It's made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

You'll have input from professional and academic experts with substantial experience of working in the museum and gallery sectors in various countries.

Working in collaboration with our key partners you'll curate a public-facing group exhibition. You'll also organise and deliver a programme of public activities and learning events. The course is designed to provide you with an unparalleled experience and a professional edge.

The course encourages a hands-on approach. It involves major input from a range of art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond. This includes those involved in independent initiatives, national art collections, and internationally significant exhibitions.

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What you'll learn

A flexible mixture of taught modules and a possible work-based placement will provide you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.

You'll take six compulsory modules, plus the choice of a research dissertation or a vocationally-orientated project.

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

You'll benefit from our local links to:

  • BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Laing Art Gallery
  • Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
  • The NewBridge Project

As a research student in media, culture and heritage, you'll have access to a dedicated study space with:

  • networked PCs
  • printing
  • photocopying facilities

You can also use the common room and kitchen to meet with fellow researchers and academics.

You'll have access to our top-quality facilities, plus the extensive cultural resources available on campus and in the city:

In addition to our expertise in heritage studies, the city of Newcastle and the wider region offer a wonderful resource. We've two World Heritage Sites, many heritage sites and over 80 regional museums and galleries. Much of the region's countryside is designated as National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Joanne Sayner
Degree Programme Director
Media, Culture, Heritage
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5336
Email:pgmch@ncl.ac.uk

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