Masters Programme (Coursework)


About ADM’s MA (Museum Studies & Curatorial Practices)

This MA in Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia It is designed to prepare graduates for professional positions in the highly complex and diverse museum landscape in the region addressing the ever-expanding field of Contemporary Curating. This requires specific knowledge, experience, and creativity. Thus, this programme places great emphasis on addressing theoretical and practical challenges working with art historians, experienced curators, and experts with local, regional, and international expertise on historical and contemporary art. Singapore’s excellent museum infrastructure and its geographical location allows direct contact with art works and artists, archives and artefacts.

Crafted following international best practices this one year course based MA program is designed with a three track structure. This allows students, after a common core education, to specialise in Museum Studies or Curatorial Practices or opt to pursue a blending of the two disciplines. To finalise their MA program students can opt for a Master Thesis-track or a 10-week professional internship at museums or art institutions located in Singapore or overseas.

The program is situated at the School of Art, Design and Media, an exciting and dynamic environment with a dedicated and highly respected faculty across this field. As a joined venture with NTU Centre for Contemporary Art – a national exhibition and research center located at Gillman Barracks - this new MA program offers a wide network of key stakeholders, institutions and artists in the region.

​Minimum Candidature
(Term of study)
​Maximum Candidature
(Term of study)​
​Full-Time ​1 year ​3 years
​Part-Time​ ​2 years ​4 years

Academic Calendar

Nanyang Technological University’s academic year commences in August and ends in July of the following year. ADM has one intake per academic year in August.
The application deadline is as shown below:

Intake Application Period
August 2021

1 Sept 2020 - 15 Mar 2021