Centre for Curatorial Studies (CCS)
The Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit based within the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex.
The focus of the work undertaken in CCS is directed towards contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.
MA Curating Degrees
Centre for Curatorial Studies offers four MA level degree courses which can be taken full-time, part-time or on a modular basis.
Each of these MA Curating degrees is specially tailored to give you the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to develop your career in the art world.
We offer MPhil and PhD programmes in art history specialising in areas of curatorial theory & practice and contemporary museology. These research studentships can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
Please contact us
about your proposals for MPhil and/or PhD study within the fields of contemporary curatorial theory & practice and museology.
Each year students in the Centre for Curatorial Studies produce exhibitions at the gallery on campus, The Art Exchange. Alongside this, students organise curators' and artists' talks, symposia and conferences.
Programme Director: Michaela Giebelhausen
Co-Director: Rebecca Breen
Visiting Lecturer: Kaavous Clayton
Visiting Lecturer: Bridget Crone
Other staff members from The School of Philosophy and Art History contribute to CCS teaching and research provision, and we have a number of visiting lecturers each year including curators, artists, and other arts professionals.