[artinfo] MA Curatorial Practice at University of Bergen
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Call for applications: MA Curatorial Practice
Program start: August 2019
Application deadline: April 15
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at University of Bergen
MA Curatorial Practice is a part-time,
two-year low residency, seminar-based education.
Established 2015, and open to international
applicants, the faculty is looking forward to
welcoming a diverse group of ten MA candidates in
August 2019 to the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and
Design, University of Bergen.
The Faculty encourage applications from curators
who are independent or affiliated to
institutions. We also welcome applications from
art professionals with a practice that is
strongly linked to curatorial practice (such as
curating artists, educators, writers and others)
and those from affiliating fields of culture
(theatre, film, literature, music etc.) willing
to reflect on and translate their knowledge and
The group of ten candidates will consist of
individuals who have a personal commitment to
their project and a strong interest in sharing
their knowledge and thinking. The candidates
should be eager to investigate and question their
surroundings and professional contexts in order
to create a discussion forum.
The MA candidates are required to develop,
produce and contextualise one project each in a
public context, with a responsibility to secure
and develop the collaborations necessary to make
this happen-with artists and other professionals,
funding bodies, art institutions or other sites.
There is an emphasis on sharing knowledge and
debate within and beyond the group of candidates,
thus the Faculty will fund a public seminar
organised by the candidates in collaboration.
Teaching is organised via a varied group of guest
tutors, invited by the course director to respond
to the candidates' particular needs, interests
and curiosities, and these are open to
suggestions from the group of candidates. Each
candidate will also choose an external tutor, who
will receive a fee paid by the programme, to
follow their project individually throughout
Seminars will happen in Bergen and in the
locations where the candidates live and work. The
locations and extent of travel will be decided
Presentation of the
programme. Presentation of the
who have contributed to the study programme.
Seminars have since 2015 taken place in Accra,
Amsterdam, Beirut, Bergen, Berlin, Budapest, Hong
Kong, Lofoten, Nairobi, Oslo, Paris, Portland,
Singapore, Trondheim, Tromsø.
The MA consists of 16 seminars in total. A single
seminar is five working days, a double seminar is
eight-ten working days. Semester 1 consists of
two single and one double seminar, Semester 2
consists of three single seminars and one
individual study trip. Semester 3 consists of two
single and one double seminar. Semester 4
consists of one single and one double seminar, as
well as the final exam-seminar.
Seminars autumn 2019 will be in Bergen, Istanbul and Budapest.
Course director is Professor in Curatorial
Practice curator, writer and editor Anne Szefer
The teaching language is English.
There are no tuition fees. Each candidate
receives a small traveling stipend of NOK 10,000
in total over two years.
Current candidates have in dialogue with their
employers incorporated this MA as part of their
working practice within institutions willing to
invest in their employees and further their
The master's degree in Curatorial Practice allows
the candidate to apply for admission to the PhD
in Artistic Research Programme.
The candidates will graduate in June 2021,
provided they have fulfilled the following
-A minimum of 80 % attendance and participation is required
-Successfully passed semesters 1-3
-Successfully completed the individual project
-Submitted documentation of this project (images, sound, video, ephemera etc.)
-Submitted a written piece reflecting on and
contextualising the individual project
-Passed an oral examination with external examiners
The applicant must hold a Bachelor's Degree and
have at least two years of professional practice
Applicants are assessed on the basis of a project
description, past diplomas/certificates, a
portfolio documenting previous projects, CV and
an interview, which will be conducted in Bergen,
Norway on 23 and 24 May 2019. Interviews are
possible via internet.
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