SVA MA Curatorial Practice students install artworks in the CP Exhibition Space.

Training and Studies
The School of Visual Arts master’s degree in Curatorial Practice is dedicated to thorough training in every aspect of professional curatorial work. Based in New York City — just minutes away from hundreds of galleries in Chelsea, some of the world’s greatest museums, and thousands of artists’ studios nearby — our program’s faculty includes major curators in New York and from around the world. Your curatorial studies will include everything from practical training in workshops on exhibition design, lighting design, grant-writing, and critical writing to courses devoted to specific forms of curating, along with art history, art and social theory, and philosophy.

Funded Exhibitions
You will have the chance to make three funded exhibitions during your two years in the program, hone your skills, and take part in a funded visit to a major exhibition abroad as well as a carefully selected internship at a leading art institution. New York City’s immensely rich cultural scene is the backdrop for your curatorial studies, and the professional training our students receive has led directly to being hired internationally.

Special Events
Our special events add still further to your knowledge and help create possibilities for developing a global network of contacts. Upcoming events include special presentations on Zoom with James Meyer, Curator of Modern Art, the National Gallery, Washington, DC, on October 12; Amy Cheng, co-founder of TheCube, Taipei, on October 19; and a remarkable panel on October 11, addressing large-scale exhibitions, politics, and censorship with Anselme Franke, Maria Lind, Terry Smith, and Claire Tancons.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
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