The course has over 30 apprentices on its programme since launching in September 2022, joined by home and international students on the standard-route Master’s course for intensive weeks. Apprentices combine self-directed study with small, regular online seminar groups as part of their off-the-job learning. Drawing on our international art gallery and museum, MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art), the course covers the advanced practical and intellectual requirements of a curator in any field including collections, commissioning, interpretation, engagement, project management and critical theoretical contexts.
The course has seen existing arts workers across the country up-skilling as apprentices with organisations including National Trust, HOME Manchester, British Ceramics Biennial, Teesside Archives, Durham County Council, Barnsley Council, Turner Contemporary and P21 Gallery, London, Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
MA Curating (Curator Apprenticeship) is open to those working in England, and is taught in intensive weeks and online to enable this. It is led by Prof Sarah Perks and Dr Paul Stewart with George Vasey and a dedicated team of Associate Lecturers at MIMA/School of Arts and Creative Industries, Teesside University.