The contemporary world of galleries and art museums involves a strong link between art history and curating. Art historians work with galleries and museums, while curators use their knowledge of art history to organise exhibitions. This innovative new course brings these two roles together, teaching the history of modern art alongside curatorial practice and theory. You will be encouraged to engage in independent research and professional development using the many galleries of Manchester and the North West. The staff team delivering the course has expertise and research interests in curatorship and art history in the modern and contemporary periods. The course includes opportunities for study trips, learning a foreign language and access to the Erasmus international study programme. You will have access to the regular Tuesday Talks of internationally acclaimed speakers organised by the Whitworth Art Gallery. The course works closely with arts institutions and galleries in Manchester and beyond, helping foster professional skills and contacts.