[artinfo] MA Curating at Aarhus University

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Call for applications: MA Curating

Application deadline: May 1, 2018

Aarhus University
School of Communication and Culture
Langelandsgade 139
DK-8000 Aarhus

MA Curating: 2-year, part-time, 
interdisciplinary, seminar-based, low-residency, 

Today, curating is not just concerned with visual 
arts; it is a cultural practice that spans 
numerous disciplines and cultural fields in 
contemporary society. MA Curating at Aarhus 
University reflects this diversity by promoting 
an interdisciplinary approach to curating which 
provides students with broad curatorial 
competences in cultural analysis, communications, 
management and enterprise.

MA Curating supports the professional training 
and development of people who curate in the 
widest interpretation of the term and aims to 
further develop curating as a new knowledge 
domain. It allows students to operate within and 
across a range of contemporary institutions that 
organise, manage, administer and disseminate 
exhibitions and events to the public. Providing 
an experimental space for the exchange of ideas 
and critical reflection, MA Curating combines 
methods drawn from the domains of art and design, 
criticism, aesthetics, cultural studies, 
information and media studies, sociology and 

Programme Structure
The programme is delivered through four modules 
of 15 ECTS that can be taken individually or 
sequentially over 2 years of part-time study. The 
courses are entitled Curatorial Theories, 
Curatorial Practice, Curatorial Knowledge and 
Curatorial Project (the Master's project). The 
courses examine the theory and practice of 
curating from a range of interdisciplinary 
perspectives and are delivered through lectures, 
seminars, group work, self-study and 
peer-learning, further supported online.

The core teaching consists of extended weekend 
seminars in Aarhus and at key partner 
institutions. The first course, Curatorial 
Theories, will be taught in the autumn semester 
of 2018 over three long weekend sessions, two of 
which will take place in Aarhus and one in 
Liverpool. The programme is designed to be 
flexible to ease participation while maintaining 
a full-time job, and to enhance your career 
opportunities through exposure to new ideas, 
techniques and networks.

International Partners
MA Curating is conducted in English and places 
particular emphasis on external partners and 
on-going collaborative professional relationships 
between cultural and academic sectors both in 
Denmark and abroad. Underpinning this ambition is 
our partnership with Liverpool John Moores 
University's MA Exhibition Studies, which has 
close links to Liverpool Biennial and Tate 
Liverpool (UK). Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 
(DK), Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg (SE), 
Kunsthal Aarhus (DK), ARoS Aarhus Art Museum (DK) 
and Transmediale/Festival for Art and Digital 
Culture Berlin (DE) are also among our core 
institutional partners, all of which we will 
visit as part of the programme. MA Curating is 
furthermore closely associated with the research 
project The Contemporary Condition at Aarhus 

The programme's core organising group consists of 
Trine Friis Sørensen, Jacob Lund, Magdalena 
Ty›lik-Carver, Geoff Cox, Lise Skytte Jakobsen 
and Jette Gejl Kristensen. Associated external 
staff include, among others, Lars Bang Larsen, 
Joasia Krysa, Judith Schwarzbart and Helga Just 
Christoffersen. Recent relevant visitors to 
Aarhus University programmes and events include 
Maria Lind, Peter Osborne, Raqs Media Collective, 
Terry Smith and Nina Möntmann.

Application deadline: May 1, 2018
Programme duration: September 2018-August 2020

For further information and to apply, please 
visit <http://cc.au.dk/curating>MA Curating

If you have questions, please contact course 
coordinator Trine Friis Sørensen at 
<mailto:trinefs at cc.au.dk>trinefs at cc.au.dk

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