Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship


The Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship is a one-year programme made up of four practice-oriented and fascinating courses. The diploma is an alternative to an honours year which will appeal to students intending to work in museums, art galleries and commercial art sectors.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard. You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification specific requirements

Candidates must be qualified with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts, be admitted Ad Eundem Statum as the holder of such a degree, or must produce evidence of extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience to the satisfaction of the Academic Board.

Entry will be approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic) on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Fine Arts. For full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship or use the admission requirements checker.

Qualification structure and duration

To qualify for the PGDipArtCuratorship a student must satisfactorily pass all the courses specified in the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship.

Students study the diploma full-time for one year. They can begin their studies in February or July.

Subjects and courses

The PGDipArtCuratorship is made up of four courses:

How to apply

Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline. 

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More information

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship.

For study planning help contact the School of Humanities and Creative Arts or the College of Arts:

College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz