Please note:

Courses this fall and winter will all be offered in one of three online forms: Synchronous, Asynchronous or Blended. For definitions of these terms, please visit the Carleton Online webpage.

Pre-approval is required prior to registration in all CURA courses, please contact the ICSLAC Administrator for more information.

Fall 2020 Curatorial Studies Courses

  • CURA 5000F: Curatorial Studies Proseminar
    This proseminar explores a range of historical, social, economic, educational, ethical, legal, technological and administrative issues concerning the world of museums and related institutions. This course is offered in the Fall Semester only. Instructor: Monica Patterson
  • CURA 5011: Curatorial Studies Practicum 1
    Practical on-site work in the collecting and programming institutions of the National Capital Region (as available), including a written assignment. This course is offered in the fall, winter and summer terms. Instructor: Dr. Stéphane Roy
  • CURA 5012: Curatorial Studies Practicum 2
    Practical on-site work in the collecting and programming institutions of the National Capital Region (as available), including a written assignment. This course is offered in the fall, winter and summer terms. Instructor: Dr. Stéphane Roy

Winter 2021 Curatorial Studies Courses

  • CURA 5001W: Curatorial Studies Pro-seminar: Visual Arts Stream
    Practical examination of art exhibition practices; site visits and workshops designed to help students develop curatorial skills and navigate the museum world. This course trains students in the core competencies of curatorial practice. Method of delivery: This will be a blended course with a mixture of synchronous meetings and asynchronous activities in addition to hands-on curatorial components. A reliable high-speed Internet connection will be required.  Instructor: Dr. Rachelle Dickenson
  • CURA 5002W Curatorial Studies Pro-seminar: Material and Intangible Cultures Stream
    Taught in collaboration with an institution in the National Capital Region. Development of practical and professional competencies with focus on issues specific to curatorial practice in natural and cultural history museums, interpretation/discovery centres, and science centres. Method of delivery: This course will be synchronous, meeting at a regularly scheduled time. A reliable high-speed Internet connection will be required. Instructor: Dr. Trina Cooper-Bolam 
  • CURA 5011: Curatorial Studies Practicum 1
    Practical on-site work in the collecting and programming institutions of the National Capital as available), including a written assignment.This course is offered in the fall, winter and summer terms. Instructor: Dr. Stéphane Roy
  • CURA 5012: Curatorial Studies Practicum 2
    Practical on-site work in the collecting and programming institutions of the National Capital Region (as available), including a written assignment.This course is offered in the fall, winter and summer terms. Instructor: Dr. Stéphane Roy
  • CURA 5013: Directed Exhibition
    This project-oriented course will offer a stage-by-stage approach to developing an actual exhibit, in a constant dialogue with museum professionals for each phase of the project, from inception to actual proposal. Permission of the Associate Director, Curatorial Studies is required to take this course. Region (as available), including a written assignment. This course is offered in the fall, winter and summer terms. Method of delivery: This course will be synchronous, meeting at a regularly scheduled time. A reliable high-speed Internet connection will be required. Instructor: Dr. Stephen Inglis

2020-2021 Cognate Courses

Program Course Requirements:

The Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies is a 3.0 credit program composed of the following requirements:

  • CURA 5000 (0.5 credit)
  • CURA 5001 (0.5 credit) OR CURA 5002 (0.5 credit)
  • CURA 5011 (0.5 credit) AND CURA 5012 (0.5 credit)
  • Cognate coursework (1.0 credits) may be selected from the list of courses found in the program description for Curatorial Studies, Requirement #4 in the Graduate Calendar found here. All cognate courses will be determined in collaboration between the student, the Assistant Director of Curatorial Studies, and the Graduate Supervisor of the cognate department.