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Graduate Programme in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts

The Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts in San Francisco offers an expanded perspective on curating contemporary art and culture. Alongside traditional forms of exhibition making, this two-year master's degree program emphasizes artist-led initiatives, public art projects, site-specific commissions, and other such experimental endeavors that have had a momentous impact in the last half-century. The programme is distinguished by an international, interdisciplinary perspective and places particular importance on the study of curatorial and artistic practices in Asia and Latin America.

The programme, established in 2003, provides practical training in curating and organizing exhibitions as well as rigorous study in the history of the discipline, modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism. Close, ongoing partnerships with outside organizations bring students into direct contact with artworks, archival materials, and artists, and allow them to engage in original research and collaborative projects. CCA offers opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange and organizes numerous exhibitions, lectures, and symposia.

Qualifications for admission are an undergraduate degree in the history of art, fine art, or other appropriate area of the humanities or social sciences; relevant practical experience in the visual arts and a demonstrated commitment to curating; and a strong interest in contemporary art. Application deadline is 5 January 2011.

Contact: Sue Ellen Stone, Program Manager, Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco CA 94107-2247, USA; tel.: 415.551.9239; e-mail: sstone@cca.edu; www.cca.edu/curatorialpractice