The University of Melbourne

Master of Art Curatorship

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Art Curatorship has been taught at the University of Melbourne for nearly 30 years. This comprehensive program incorporates theoretical, historical and practical study units that focus on the changing role of art museums and arts organisations in collecting, interpreting and exhibiting art. Leading professionals from the Australian art world contribute to teaching programs, as well as the staff of the University’s cultural collections and the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, ensuring all knowledge you gain is relevant and contemporary.

Designed for

Those seeking work in curatorial and collection management in art museums, the commercial arts sector, arts auction houses and heritage organisations


200 point program (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent);50 points of Compulsory subjects50 points of Foundation subjects (to be completed in the first 100 points);Minimum 50 points of Core subjects (with a maximum 100 points);Maximum 50 points of Elective subjects.


  • Art curatorship

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent, including at least 50 credit points at second year level or above in subjects requiring written and analytical assessment, with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent

Study pathways

Students who complete the thesis option may be eligible to undertake a PhD.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $56,416
International: $56,416
Parkville Domestic: $63,566
International: $84,099
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Parkville.

150-point program - Domestic: $41,968 International: $52,460. 100-point program - Domestic: $27,520 International: $34,400

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