London, United Kingdom

Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice

online course
when 27 June 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1575

The live online Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice course 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 within and beyond London.

The course emphasises critical thinking around curatorial theory and practice in a contemporary context. Through in-depth discussions with pioneering curators, participants are introduced to collections and displays of leading galleries and museums, nationally and internationally. In addition, the sessions consider wider forms of practice such as commissioning, programming, online curating, curatorial writing and publishing.

Led by the School of Arts & Humanities, the course team is composed of curators, critics, researchers, historians and writers. The course combines analytical debate with practical, hands-on activities taught from the world’s leading art and design university and delivered online. As a forum for learning in a collaborative, highly dynamic atmosphere, the course also provides the opportunity to gain one-to-one support and advice from our faculty of experts and visiting speakers.

The Curating Contemporary Art and Design course has been running successfully since 2016. As well as experts from the Royal College of Art, previous years have included sessions with renowned curators and researchers from Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Serpentine, Design Museum, Somerset House, the Museum of Modern Art and influential contemporary galleries and commissioners such as Art on the Underground, Eastside Projects, Open School East, Cubitt Gallery and UP Projects.

Live Online

10 sessions over 2 weeks

Week 1: 27 June – 1 July 2022

Week 2: 4–8 July 2022

3.5 hrs a day 10am – 1.30pm BST

To apply please visit our website.

Fee info

GBP 1575: Early bird fee: £1,575 ends 27th May 2022
Regular fee: £1,750 from 28th May 2022