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B.A. On Campus

Curating with Politics

University of Essex

36 months
16850 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Can artists be activists? Can an exhibition spark social change? Who decides which stories our museums and galleries tell? How should museums deal with traumatic political events? Do governments and business determine what a country’s culture looks like? The Curating with Politics programme is offered at the University of Essex.

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The programme

  • BA Curating with Politics at the University of Essex  offers a multidisciplinary foundation in the histories and theories of art, curating, heritage studies, and politics. You will learn the intellectual and practical skills you need to realise your career ambitions, combining classroom-based learning with hands-on experience in museums and galleries. 
  • You will also learn about the history and theory of exhibition design, with a particular emphasis on how curatorial choices shape our experiences while viewing artworks and the other objects on display in museums and galleries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Collect, Curate, Display: A Short History of the Museum
  • Art and Ideas: I
  • Writing and Researching Art History
  • Skills for University Studies
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Art, Sex and Death (optional)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-levels: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM, depending on subject studied - advice on acceptability can be provided.
  • IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555.
  • We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16850 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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