Curatorial Project

The details
Art History and Theory
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
16 August 2019


Requisites for this module
AR382, AR383


AR382, AR383

Key module for

BA V314 Art History,
BA V315 Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA V350 Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35A Art History (Including Year Abroad),
MARTV399 Art History,
MARTVB98 Art History (Including Placement Year),
MARTVB99 Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VV31 Art History and History,
BA VV32 Art History and History (Including Placement Year),
BA VV38 Art History and History (Including Foundation Year),
BA VV3C Art History and History (Including Year Abroad),
BA VR39 Art History and Modern Languages,
BA V3R9 Art History with Modern Languages,
BA QV23 Literature and Art History,
BA QV24 Literature and Art History (Including Placement Year),
BA QV2H Literature and Art History (Including Foundation Year),
BA QV32 Literature and Art History (Including Year Abroad),
BA V351 Curating,
BA V352 Curating (Including Year Abroad),
BA V353 Curating (including Placement Year),
BA V359 Curating (Including Foundation Year),
BA V35B Curating (Including Foundation Year and Year Abroad),
BA W350 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies,
BA W351 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Year Abroad),
BA W352 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Placement Year),
BA W353 Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including Foundation Year),
BA R100 Art History and Language Studies,
BA R101 Art History and Language Studies (Including Foundation Year),
BA R102 Art History with Language Studies,
BA R103 Art History with Language Studies (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

The module consists of a 4000 word curatorial project proposal to develop a virtual exhibition that could include a checklist of objects, catalogue entries and a catalogue essay.

Module aims

The aim of this module is to allow third/final year students with an interest in curatorial practice to consider, develop and curate a virtual exhibition.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should have:

developed relevant research skills, such as independence of thought, the capacity to organise and structure a longer piece of work, the ability to explore the secondary literature on a particular topic in a more autonomous way and to develop their own ideas and arguments more in depth than in a standard length essay;

deepened their knowledge in the area relevant to the topic they have selected;

developed transferable skills such as the ability to work with others (the supervisor), time management and clear communication, both oral and written;

developed confidence in relevant IT skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

No information available.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Synopsis (500 words)    0% 
Coursework   Draft (Up to one chapter or section)    0% 
Coursework   Curatorial Project Proposal (4000 Words)    100% 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Caspar Pearson, email:
Dr Caspar Pearson



External examiner

Prof Richard Simon Clay
Newcastle University
Professor of Digital Cultures
Available via Moodle
Of 4 hours, 4 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Art History and Theory

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