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Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship

  • Graduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship is a one-year programme made up of four practice-oriented and fascinating courses. This Diploma will appeal to students intending to work in museums, art galleries, and commercial art sectors.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
PGDipArtCuratorship
Domestic Fees
$7,996 per year / $7,996 total
International Fees
$27,200 per year / $27,200 total

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship is a one-year programme made up of four practice-oriented and fascinating courses.

This Diploma will appeal to students intending to work in museums, art galleries, and commercial art sectors.

Entry requirements

Students must be qualified with either:

  • a Bachelor of Arts; or
  • a Bachelor of Fine Arts; or
  • other qualifications of an equivalent standing; or
  • have evidence of extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience to the satisfaction of the Academic Board.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Entry will be approved by the Dean of Arts (Academic) on the recommendation of the Art History Department Programme Coordinator.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

Applications for the Diploma require an up-to-date CV detailing relevant study, roles, and work experience; a full academic transcript of your tertiary-level studies; and a recent writing sample (eg, an essay on a topic related to art). These must be emailed directly to the Programme Coordinator.

You must also contact the Programme Coordinator to arrange a meeting or phone conversation where you will discuss your intentions for the programme, and what you hope to get out of it.

Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.