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

Fall 2022 Curatorial Studies Courses

  • CURA 5000: 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 term only. Instructor: Emily Gann. Method of delivery: in-person, not suitable for online students. Tuesday from 6:05 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
  • 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: Stéphane Roy Method of delivery: to be confirmed (in-person, not suitable for online students to be assumed for now).
  • 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: Stéphane RoyMethod of delivery: to be confirmed (in-person, not suitable for online students to be assumed for now). Schedule and course outline to be announced.

Winter 2023 Proposed 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. Instructor:  Stephen InglisMethod of delivery: in-person, not suitable for online students. Tuesday, 11:35-2:25, SP 201D
  • 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: Stéphane Roy Method of delivery: to be confirmed (in-person, not suitable for online students to be assumed for now). Schedule and course outline to be announced.
  • 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: Stéphane RoyMethod of delivery: to be confirmed (in-person, not suitable for online students to be assumed for now). Schedule and course outline to be announced.

Summer 2023 Proposed Curatorial Studies Courses

  • CURA 5002: Curatorial Studies Proseminar (0.5 credit)
    This studio course is designed to develop curatorial skills through a hands-on approach to exhibition practices. It focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to curating practised in museums and interpretation centres across a range of areas, from local heritage or science and technology to natural and cultural history. It will culminate in a group exhibition programed by a partnering institution. Examples of previous study course exhibitions can be found here. Method of delivery: in-person, not suitable for online students. Instructor, schedule and course outline to be announced. 
  • 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, schedule and course outline to be announced. Method of delivery: to be confirmed (in-person, not suitable for online students to be assumed for now). Schedule and course outline to be announced.
  • 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, schedule and course outline to be announced. Method of delivery: to be confirmed (in-person, not suitable for online students to be assumed for now). Schedule and course outline to be announced.*All students planning to enrol in a practicum course should carefully review ahead of time assignment requirement and deadlines as detailed in the course outline.

2022-2023 Cognate Courses

  • Please consult the graduate calendar here for a list of cognate courses.  Additional cognate courses will be considered with the permission of the Associate Director.

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)
  • One credit from CURA 5011 (0.5 credit), CURA 5012 (0.5 credit), CURA 5013 (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.