The Honours programme in Curatorship is offered by the Michaelis School of Fine Art’s Centre for Curating the Archive, in close collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa.
The programme will offer courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds. Students will be encouraged to bring the disciplinary insights of their undergraduate major (whether this be in the creative arts, the humanities or the sciences) to the curating of both material and virtual collections, and will be offered opportunities to work on exhibitions in real spaces and in the digital realm. A major aim of this programme is to introduce students, through seminars, fieldwork and workshops, to the central skills of a curator: to understand objects and how to research them, to work with collections, and to articulate them in exhibitions. Students registered for the full programme will be able to apply for internships, conservation workshops and travel bursaries to both local and overseas museums and collections.
The course will prepare students for both further postgraduate study and for work as art curators, museum educators, collection managers, critics, dealers and for positions that require the use, display and manipulation of collections more broadly.
A limited number of bursaries (of not less than R20 000 each) are available upon application, awarded on the basis of merit and need.
For more information, please visit cca.uct.ac.za
Telephone: 021 480 7151