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Connie Butler, Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, speaking with SVA MA Curatorial Practice students during the Curatorial Roundtable. Image courtesy, SVA MA Curatorial Practice.

The master of arts degree in Curatorial Practice, at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, trains curators in an immersive two-year program with an intense focus on teaching every aspect of curatorial work, so that our graduates enter the professional field with practical knowledge of how to do the work, as well as base it in theory and history.

This hands-on training is joined with international fieldwork and internships with leading curators in major institutions throughout the world. The students have opportunities to produce exhibitions and other projects throughout New York and beyond. Our graduates go on to curatorial jobs at a global range of museums and institutions in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America, often with the curators who have mentored them.

Our faculty and faculty at large include major curators, institution leaders, critics, and theorists, both New York-based and international, including Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy, Joshua Decter, Clémentine Deliss, Thierry de Duve, Kate Fowle, Tim Griffin, Hou Hanru, Maria Lind, Mia Locks, Steven Henry Madoff, Chus Martinez, Laurel Ptak, Sara Reisman, Charles Renfro, David A. Ross, Roddy Schrock, Terry Smith, Lumi Tan, Wendy Vogel, Mick Wilson, and Brian Kuan Wood.

We offer the place and time to expand your thinking and skills as a curator, with an extraordinary international faculty in one of the great centers of art in the world. We are now accepting applications for fulltime and part-time students. We offer competitive merit-based supporting fellowships and seek diversity.

For information and to apply, visit

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