Postgraduate Course in the Art Curatorship

Education objectives

Prepare specialists in the different areas of curatorial studies;
Develop advanced teaching and research on the history of curating and related disciplines such as: anthropology, architecture, exhibition design, philosophy, art history, museology, etc .;
Prepare specialists who take on the curatorship not only as a field of knowledge and research, but also as a practical professional domain;
Develop theoretical and professional skills essential to the study of curating, particularly in the field of theory and organization of exhibitions;
Promote the ability to hold exhibitions through knowledge of the different elements required for the design, implementation, development, production and reception of exhibition events;
Provide specialists with the necessary tools for a better understanding of art curating, namely through deepening the knowledge of different artistic media, their institutions, agents and dynamics;
Provide basic training in the area of management and production of curatorial projects;
Prepare students to operate in public and private institutions such as municipalities, museums, foundations and other exhibition spaces with a cultural vocation;
Promote lifelong training among professionals.

General characterization

DGES code



Postgraduate programmes



Access to other programs

Not applicable.


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1600 Euros/year


Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese Language

Degree pre-requisites

Total credits: 60 ECTS (40 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 10 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals A and 10 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals B).

(1 ECTS - European Credit Transfer System = a 28-hour workload).

Conditions of admittance

Application and access conditions to the cycle of studies reflect the conditions established in the national legislation, namely: - To hold a degree (1st cycle), or legal equivalent; - To hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council (SC) of NOVA FCSH; - To hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, recognized by the Scientific Council (SC) of NOVA FCSH. Applicants will be selected and ranked according to the criteria annually defined in the application edict.

Evaluation rules

The evaluation regulation in force at the host institution is adopted. Each course unit describes the assessment methods in detail. 1) Mandatory precedence is not required for attending postgraduate courses. 2) Knowledge assessment is individual and will be carried out at the end of the academic semesters. In the assessment of knowledge, final written and / or oral tests, works or other elements of assessment carried out by students within the different curricular units will be considered under conditions to be defined by the respective teachers. The evaluation result will be expressed on a numerical scale from 0 to 20 values. 3) It is considered approved in a curricular unit the student who obtains the final classification equal or superior to 10 values.


Conditional Options (A)
Code Name ECTS
722061121 Contemporary Art Markets in a Global World 10.0
722061092 Theory, Methods and Debates in Art History 10.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 10
Code Name ECTS
722061128 Artist-Run Spaces: Artistic and Curatorial Practices 10.0
722061090 Management and Art Project Production 10.0
722061088 Curatorial Practices 10.0
722061087 Themes of Contemporary Art 10.0
Opção Complementar
Code Name ECTS
722061127 Art Criticism and Editorial Curatorship 10.0
Regra que permite a inscrição no 2º semestre em 10 ECTS de Mestrados ou de qualquer outra Pós-graduação em funcionamento na FCSH, nos limites previstos nos respectivos regulamentos.