MA Curating Latin American Art
This new MA programme offer an innovative course of study for those seeking a professional training qualification and academic study in the areas of museology, curatorial practice, and Latin American art.
This unique scheme makes direct use of University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA) as a powerful and rich teaching and research resource.
This programme is a one-year full-time Masters Degree that is specially designed for those wishing to pursue a career in the field of curatorial practice either in museums, galleries and other cultural organisations or institutions, with specific focus on Latin American art either historic or contemporary.
The MA CLAA is designed for those that may already have a professional practice in this area, such as freelance curators, or those with experience of working in other ways with art who wish to move into this field.
This new MA provides academic teaching and professional training in the area of historic and contemporary art curatorial practice, with a focus on Latin American art, in a form that allows you the freedom to pursue your own individual research interests.
The course offers you the chance to develop practice-led research and combines academic study, and professional vocational training.
Throughout the year you take four taught modules in the department of Art History & Theory, plus the Researching Art History course. You write four essays, one for each module, plus other coursework for Researching Art History.
For your final assessment you will work together with colleagues on the course, or alone, to create an exhibition or other curatorial output working with the resources and collection of UECLAA.
At the end of the summer, you will be required to submit a descriptive and evaluative report on the exhibition/curatorial project (or other research outputs) in the form of a portfolio, written individually.