At the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Practice is an immersive, two-year program with an intense focus on professional training in every aspect of curatorial work while addressing crucial issues of our time.

Having had the chance to interact closely with renowned faculty and experts in small case-study seminars, writing workshops, and professional practices workshops, our 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 at SVA is joined with international fieldwork and internships with leading curators in major institutions throughout the world, who serve as mentors. Over the program’s two years, our Curatorial Roundtable brings approximately 60 international curators for seminar sessions and networking. Students produce several exhibitions in the program and many have gone on to curatorial jobs at museums and institutions in the US, Europe, Asia, and South America, sometimes with the curators who mentored them.

Our space in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood is close to hundreds of galleries and museums, and our students have the opportunity to participate in internships at institutions ranging from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art to leading smaller venues such as the Kitchen, Performa, and many others.

With an extraordinary international faculty in one of the world’s great art centers, we offer the place and time to expand your thinking and skills as a curator. We are now accepting applications for full- and part-time students. We offer small merit-based supporting scholarships and we welcome diversity of every kind.

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