What will I learn?

The MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices has been designed to prepare graduates for professional positions in the highly complex and diverse museum landscape in South East Asia and the ever-expanding field of Contemporary Curating and Contemporary Art. This requires specific knowledge, experience and creativity going beyond the conventional. Thus, this new study program places great emphasis on addressing theoretical and practical challenges working with art historians, curators on historical and contemporary art.

Crafted following international best practices this one year course based MA program is designed with a three track structure. This allows students, after a common core education, to specialise in Museum Studies or Curatorial Practices or opt to pursue a blending of the two disciplines. To finalise their MA program students can opt for a Master Thesis-track or a 10-week professional practicum at museums or art institutions located in Singapore or overseas.

The program is situated at the School of Art, Design and Media, an exciting and dynamic environment with a dedicated and highly respected faculty across this field. As a joined venture with NTU Centre for Contemporary Art – a national exhibition and research center located at Gillman Barracks - this new MA program offers a wide network of key stakeholders, institutions and artists in the region.

Programme Overview

Students may opt to pursue either of the two specializations in this Masters programme, namely Museum Studies or Curatorial Practices. They may also opt to blend the two subjects into a cumulative learning experience.

Course Structure

To graduate, students have to earn a total of 30 Academic Units (AUs). The course structure is as follows:​

  • 4 core courses;
  • 2 prescribed electives (divided into two specializations, ie Museums Studies and Curatorial Practices).

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum Candidature - 1 year; Maximum Candidature - 3 years)

Tuition fees
SG $29,000 for the entire course
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

48 Nanyang Avenue,

HSS-05-62, HSS Building,

639818, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

A bachelor degree of at least Lower Second class or its equivalent from a recognized university;

For applicants whose mother tongue is not English, a good IELTS score of at least 7.0 is required. This requirement is waived if applicants have earned their Bachelor’s degree from a university where English is the medium of instruction.

TOEFL - 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), 100 (Internet-based)

No prior working experience is required

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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