MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices (Coursework)

The MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices has been designed to prepare graduates for professional positions in the highly complex and diverse museum landscape in South East Asia and the ever-expanding field of Contemporary Curating and Contemporary Art. This requires specific knowledge, experience and creativity going beyond the conventional. Thus, this new study program places great emphasis on addressing theoretical and practical challenges working with art historians, curators on historical and contemporary art.

Crafted following international best practices this one year course based MA program is designed with a three track structure. This allows students, after a common core education, to specialise in Museum Studies or Curatorial Practices or opt to pursue a blending of the two disciplines. To finalise their MA program students can opt for a Master Thesis-track or a 10-week professional internship at museums or art institutions located in Singapore or overseas.

The program is situated at the School of Art, Design and Media, an exciting and dynamic environment with a dedicated and highly respected faculty across this field. As a joined venture with NTU Centre for Contemporary Art – a national exhibition and research center located at Gillman Barracks - this new MA program offers a wide network of key stakeholders, institutions

​Minimum Candidature
(Term of study)
​Maximum Candidature
(Term of study)​
​Full-Time​1 year​3 years
​Part-Time​​2 years​4 years


*Presently, both part time and full time students will follow the same class timetable. There is no separate class timetable for part time and full time students. Do take note that presently, the MSCP courses are offered during weekdays, day time timeslots. There is currently no evening lesson nor weekend lesson.

Nanyang Technological University’s academic year commences in August and ends in July of the following year. ADM has one intake per academic year in August.

The application deadline is as shown below:

IntakeApplication Period
August 2022

Applications to open from 1 November 2021 till 15 March 2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​