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The master of arts degree in Curatorial Practice, at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, is an immersive two-year program with an intense focus on professional training in every aspect of curatorial work. Graduates enter the field with practical knowledge of how to do the work, as well as base it in history and theory. This hands-on training is joined with international fieldwork and internships with leading curators as mentors in major institutions throughout the world.

The Curatorial Roundtable brings 60 international curators for seminar sessions and networking over the program’s two years. Students produce several exhibitions in the program and go on to curatorial jobs at a global range of museums and institutions in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America, sometimes with the curators who mentored them.

The state-of-the-art space in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood is close by hundreds of galleries and museums, and students can do further internships at institutions ranging from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art to such leading smaller venues as Art in General, the Kitchen, the Drawing Center, and e-flux, among many others.

SVA Curatorial Practice offers the place and time to expand students thinking and skills as a curator, with an extraordinary international faculty in one of the great centers of art in the world.

Now accepting applications for full-time and part-time students. SVA offers merit-based supporting scholarships.

For information and to apply, visit

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