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VSA3002 Gallery Studies 3

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Pre-requisite: VSA2006 and VSA2007


In this course students will develop an advanced knowledge of skills and research that is concerned with professional curatorial practices. In this course students will develop an advanced understanding of gallery and museum curatorial practices. Through the research students will be able to recognise the varied programs and exhibitions presented within a range of gallery and museums regionally, nationally and internationally. Various professionals will be analysed as they represent the varied approaches to curating. This course emphasises the importance of experience and expertise related to professional curatorial practices and this will demonstrate professional career opportunities for students within the arts industry.

In this course students will explore the role of the professional curator; this will include physical, ethical, conceptual and cultural issues that are inherent to the role. Students will undertake research that will develop an advanced understanding of various gallery and museum curatorial practices. Within this course students will be able to undertake an internship with a recognised gallery or museum space (in consultation with the course lecturer) that will give students practical industry experience. The aim of this course is for students to build on the research and knowledge gained in Gallery Studies 1 & 2 and to apply this in a practical setting through the internship. This internship can either be for 1 semester or may go for the entire year. The venues for the internships will be organised in consultation with the course lecturer.
Students will be encouraged to visit relevant Artist Run Initiatives (ARI), gallery and museum spaces and attend presentations by professionals as a way of understanding the various approaches to professional curatorial practices.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023