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Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

PGDipArtCuratorship
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship (PGDipArtCuratorship) intends to work in museums, art galleries, and commercial art sectors. Learn more about studying a PGDipArtCuratorship through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts. 

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $8,590
  • International — $30,900

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

Introduction

The Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship is a one-year programme made up of four practice-oriented and fascinating courses.

This Diploma will appeal to students intending to work in museums, art galleries, and commercial art sectors.

PG Diploma Art Curatorship

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You will need either:

  • a Bachelor of Arts
  • a Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • other qualifications of an equivalent standing
  • evidence of extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience to the satisfaction of the Academic Board.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

Applications for the Diploma require an up-to-date CV detailing relevant study, roles, and work experience; a full academic transcript of your tertiary-level studies; and a recent writing sample (eg, an essay on a topic related to art). These must be emailed directly to the Programme Coordinator.

You must also contact the Programme Coordinator to arrange a meeting or phone conversation where you will discuss your intentions for the programme, and what you hope to get out of it.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

Career - Body

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.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,590
  • International — $30,900

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,356
  • International — $29,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

To qualify for the PGDipArtCuratorship you must satisfactorily pass three compulsory Art Curatorship courses and one elective course from Art History or Art Theory programmes.

This includes a 4–6 week internship with a local museum, art gallery, or related centres as part of the coursework.

The Diploma is studied full-time for 1 year, or up to 2 years part-time.

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

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