Call for applications – SVA MA Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

Applications and supporting materials should be submitted by Friday, February 1, 2019

The MA Curatorial Practice program at SVA, located in the heart of New York City, is now accepting applications for fulltime and, in special cases, part-time students.

Our two-year master’s degree is based on a fully immersive, hands-on approach to curating, with weekly opportunities to meet national and international curators and the goal of placing well-trained graduates in curatorial jobs. Taught by distinguished working professionals teaching what they do, students take practicums in research, rhetoric, exhibition making, and other forms of curatorial enterprise. There are workshops in professional practices; courses in history, philosophy, and theory; writing workshops; summer internships at leading institutions all over the world; a subsidized trip for first-year students to a major European exhibition, such as Documenta, the Venice Biennale, and Manifesta; and the opportunity to make at least three exhibitions or curatorial projects in public spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our Curatorial Roundtable brings more than forty international curators and institution directors to the program for seminars—meetings that have turned into internships and project work. As well, the program takes full advantage of the vast number of arts institutions and professionals on the doorstep of our state-of-the-art facilities at the School of Visual Arts, at the doorstep of Chelsea’s hundreds of art galleries, with students frequently adding second internships at major museums and cultural venues in the city, such as the Whitney, MoMA, MoMA PS1, the New Museum, the Guggenheim, the Queens Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, The Kitchen, and Art in General.

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