MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices (Coursework)

Launched in 2018, the MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices is Southeast Asia’s spearheading programme in this field, and the first and only programme in the area that offers a degree in this region. 

It is a 1-year-programme designed to prepare graduates for professional positions in highly competitive institutions such as museum and galleries worldwide. It also provides a deep understanding of the highly complex and diverse cultural landscape in the region, addressing the ever-expanding field of Contemporary Curating. 

The programme places emphasis on addressing theoretical and practical challenges working with artists, experienced curators, art historians and local, regional, and international experts on historical and contemporary art. It is taught by international and local practitioners in the field and initiated as a collaboration with NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore.

This inaugural programme was established with seed funding from the Economic Development Board and is endorsed by the National Heritage Board of Singapore.

Until today (2022), it has more than one hundred alumni that work in the public and private art sector such as the National Arts Council, the National Heritage Board, Art SG, in Singapore, as well as in the region.

​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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​