About MA Curatorial Practice

MA Curatorial Practice is a two-year low residency, seminar-based education for professional curators working independently or affiliated to institutions. Applications are accepted every second year, and we welcome applications from art professionals with a practice that is strongly linked to curatorial practice (such as curating artists, educators, writers and others) and those from affiliating fields of culture (theatre, film, literature, music etc.) willing to reflect on and translate their knowledge and practice.

The group of ten candidates will consist of individuals who have a personal commitment to their project and a strong interest in sharing their knowledge and thinking. The candidates should be eager to investigate and question their surroundings and professional contexts in order to create a discussion forum.

Students are not required to move to Bergen for this master's programme.


The MA candidates are required to develop, produce and contextualise one project each in a public context, with a responsibility to secure and develop the collaborations necessary to make this happen—with artists and other professionals, funding bodies, art institutions or other sites. There is an emphasis on sharing knowledge and debate within and beyond the group of candidates, thus the Faculty will fund a public seminar organised by the candidates in collaboration.

The programme consists of 16 seminars in total. A single seminar is five working days, a double seminar is 8–10 working days.

  • Semester 1 consists of two single and one double seminar.
  • Semester 2 consists of three single seminars and one individual study trip.
  • Semester 3 consists of two single and one double seminar.
  • Semester 4 consists of one single and one double seminar, as well as the final exam-seminar.

Some parts of the programme (typically the individual tutorials) will be conducted online.









Curatorial Practice is an active participant in the public life of the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, and organise open seminars, lectures and other events – often collaborating with external partners.