The online Curating Contemporary Art and Design summer school provides an intensive introduction to contemporary curatorial thinking and practice in art and design. It offers critical perspectives from the viewpoint of experts who curate, research and write in the cultural sector, with opportunities for participants to engage with cutting edge curatorial approaches emerging both within and beyond London.
Through in-depth discussions with pioneering curators, participants are introduced to collections and displays of leading UK galleries and museums. In addition, the sessions consider wider forms of practice such as commissioning, programming, publishing and online curating.The theme of the RCA Curating Contemporary Art and Design course in 2021 is Why now? The urgency of curating.
The course offers an intensive two-part programme of seminars, curatorial workshops, presentations, behind-the-scenes encounters, collaborative project work, and critical debate.
Week 1: Curatorial encounters
Week 2: Curatorial practice
Art and design graduatesEarly- and mid-career professionals from the cultural sectorCurators and arts programmersArtists and designersWritersResearchers
The course team is composed of curators, critics, researchers, historians and writers.
- 10 days
- 18 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
- Participants are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment as places are strictly limited.
- Fully structured
- Regular mandatory meetings
- Continuous support with feedback on request, Proactive tutoring and support
- Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media Art History View 39 other Short Courses in Film, Photography & Media in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Have an undergraduate degree
- Have a good level of English language
Be 21 years or over
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.