Programme structure

The first year of the programme consists of 7 courses, including a 10 week internship. All courses in the first 1,5 semester combine academic and theoretical studies with practice based exercises. Two courses - Scientific Methods and Research Ethics and English for Academic Research - are mandatory for all students in master programmes at the Faculty of Humanities. In addition to the courses, the students participate in a number of workshops that deepen the understanding of different curatorial tools, such as sound, light, and movement. The first year ends with a 10 week internship in a Swedish or international institution.

In the second year, the students produce their Master examination, consisting of a Master thesis (30 credits) and a curatorial project (15 credits). The thesis is tutored in group seminars with peer review, whereas the curatorial project is tutored by a curator affiliated to the programme. It finalizes in a public presentation, such as an exhibition, at the end of the spring semester and is examined by two curators. The last semester is also open for elective courses (15 credits) at Stockholm University or another university in Sweden or abroad, after agreement of with the course leader of the programme.

Parallel to the courses, the programme arranges extra-curricular workshops and excursions.

Curating Art provides ample opportunity to partake in projects and events that continuously take place in Stockholm’s rich art scene. Thus, we urge the students to prepare for full-time engagement during the two years of education.

For specific information on the mandatory and elective courses in the programme, please see Course description.