NEW for 2012/13! 

To fit around the work or family committments of national and international candidates, this 1-year full time course is delivered primarily in 3 intensive week-long sessions in Sunderland and Central London. Weekly online or onsite contact supports students in completing assignments. International students can thefore be based in Sunderland and qualify for Visa requirements, and non-international students can travel for intensive pre-planned weeks. The intensive week in London is also available as a short professional development course.

This qualification will equip you to work in a range of museums, galleries and other public contexts. It focuses on the organisational, conceptual and teamwork skills that are required. The course includes visits to curators at Tate, V&A, Wellcome Collection, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Workplace Gallery, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, National Glass Centre, and many others.

"Students come from a variety of different backgrounds and countries which makes sharing ideas dynamic and fun in class. Staff are both engaging and supportive and there is a balance between academic and practical curatorship. I would not hesitate to recommend the MA Curating course to anyone who would like to develop their curatorial practice to a professional level" 
Philippa McDonald

MA Curating at the University of Sunderland is the only course in the UK to specialise in the concerns of curating across the fields of art, design, and media, including new media, and live art.

For further details see:




Beryl Graham, Professor of New Media Art
Research Student Manager, Art and Design
MA Curating Course Leader

Faculty of Arts, Design, and Media, University of Sunderland
The David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter's Way, Sunderland, SR6 0DD 
Tel: +44 191 515 2896    Fax: +44 191 515 2132

CRUMB web resource for new media art curators
Recent books:
* Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (2010)  from MIT Press
* A Brief History of Curating New Media Art, and A Brief History of Working with New Media Art (2010) from The Green Box
*  Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues (2011) from Banff Centre Press and Riverside Architectural Press