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Minor in Curatorial Studies

Lectures, small group seminars and interaction with curators will provide students in the Curatorial Studies Minor with an overview of curatorial history and practices. Courses include contemporary art history, and a number of specific courses concerned with the concepts and practices of art gallery and curation. The Minor is intended for students who wish to strengthen their understanding of display culture and curatorial practices. Required courses focus on visual communication, technological innovations and the productive economy within which image culture is made.

Students should consult with the School of Image Arts Academic Coordinator before starting courses toward the minor.

Administered by: School of Image Arts

To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):

  • MPC 203 Art in the Contemporary World
  • NPF 571 Introduction to Museum and Gallery Studies

Plus four (4) of the following:

  • FPN 633 Topics in Contemporary Art
  • HIS 510 Museology and Public History
  • HIS 610 Curating the Past
  • HIS 710 Managing Heritage Resources
  • MPC 103 Reframing Art History
  • NPF 553 Advanced Topics in Modern Art and Cinema
  • NPF 554 Advanced Topics in Contemporary Art
  • NPF 559 Advanced Topics in Curatorial Practices
  • NPF 567 Exhibition Practices in Contemporary Art
  • NPF 572 Curatorial Practices in Toronto
  • NPF 606 Contemporary Art Theory

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.