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Unit Overview


This unit gives students in the Curatorial Studies minor the opportunity to undertake a supervised placement within a gallery, museum or an appropriate art organisation. The internship allows for critical reflection of curatorial practices and acquisition of essential knowledge and skills to enhance employment prospects in the sector. Student will undertake a project supervised by their host institution and focused on a specific area of curatorial practice. On occasion there will be opportunities for students to complete their internship overseas, interstate or at a regional organisation.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) apply communication and interpersonal skills to a working situation; (2) demonstrate high level of initiative and the ability to work independently where required; (3) create a proposal and final report with the approval of the host supervisor; (4) perform tasks set by an employer to a high standard; and (5) critically reflect on experience in the workplace.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) work placement report; (2) practicum portfolio; and (3) career planning activities. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Darren Jorgensen
Unit rules
ARTF2000 Curatorial Practices
or HART2274 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies
Contact hours
industry experience: 100 hours

Students planning to undertake this unit should visit the Professional Experience Practicum website: and submit an intention to enrol by the published deadline for the desired teaching period.

A student who withdraws from the unit after confirmation of placement with the host organisation may be declared to have failed the unit unless the Faculty is satisfied that there were exceptional circumstances to justify withdrawal.

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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.