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Study abroad

BA Curatorial Studies

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Our new BA Curatorial Studies degree provides you with the expert knowledge and practical skills for pursuing careers in curating, gallery management and museums and combines class-based learning with hands-on experience.

Study abroad is a great opportunity for seeing art works in situ and enhancing your study experience.

All our courses are offered as four-year options, which allow you to spend a year abroad studying at a partner university elsewhere in the world, be it in Europe, North America, the Asia-Pacific Region, Latin America, or the Middle East. Our partner universities include many world-renowned institutions, such as the Ecole du Louvre (France), University of Freiburg (Germany), and University of Bologna (Italy). The year abroad normally takes place in your third year.

With our three-year BA courses, you have the option to spend a term studying abroad, usually during the autumn term of your third year. You can also opt to transfer to a four-year course, including year abroad, normally after the Easter vacation in your first year.

Contact Essex Abroad for further information about studying abroad or speak to our Study Abroad Officer, Dr Matt Lodder.

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In this video, student Denis Bilo talks about his experience of art history at Essex and studying abroad in Italy.

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