Minor Overview

About this minor

The Curatorial Studies minor is designed to assist you in the development of your career prospects in art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. Curatorial Studies balances the study of art history with the study of collecting and curating from historical, contemporary and practice-based perspectives. You are exposed to the museum and gallery environment through gallery-based learning and ‘behind-the-scenes' site visits to cultural institutions, and, there are opportunities to undertake intensive study tours in artistic capitals such as Paris, Rome and China. A key component of the Curatorial Studies minor is an internship in visual arts organisations where you will be supervised by professionals so that you can develop your curating skills in ‘real-life' situations. This invaluable workplace experience, coupled with your study of art history and curatorial practices, provides a unique opportunity for those seeking to broaden their base of practical and professional competencies.

Outcomes
Students are able to (1) locate artworks within their historical, social, cultural and political contexts; (2) articulate connections between art history and curatorial practices; (3) evaluate the organisational structures and practices of collecting institutions; and (4) demonstrate practical knowledge of the processes associated with caring for collections and developing exhibitions.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022

Note:Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S2 HART3204 Curatorial Studies Internship
Prerequisites:
ARTF2000 Curatorial Practices
or
HART2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 HART1000 Great Moments in Art
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
VISA1000 Great Moments in Art
S2 HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 ARTF2000 Curatorial Practices
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
VISA2051 Curatorial Practices
S1 HART2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
Prerequisites:
HART1000 Great Moments in Art (formerly VISA1000)
or
HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
VISA2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
Substitute units—students can substitute one of the following units for either ARTF2000 or HART2274:
Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
N/A HART2044 Contemporary Art and Tradition in China
Prerequisites:
HART1000 Great Moments in Art
or
HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
HART3044 Chinese Art: Contemporary and Traditional
S1 HART2203 (Inter)national History of Art Study Tour
Prerequisites:
Completion of 1 of the following units: HART1000 Great Moments in Art (formerly VISA1000), HART1003 Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art, ARCT1010 Drawing History, ARCT1001 Art, Technology and Society (formerly HART1001)
or
LACH1020 The Culture of Nature
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Students may not be able to complete this unit if they have already completed HART2042/3042 Living Paris: Experiencing and Representing the Modern City and/
or
HART2283/3282 Rome.