Curating Art & Media Stream


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Global Objectives of all courses in stream: Curating Art and Media Stream aims at developing the creative, intellectual, and technological competence required of future leaders in the art and media curating sector. It emphasizes the impact of digital media on all aspects of art, with a focus on developing capabilities in using new technologies in curating, exhibiting, and communicating art. Graduates will gain a critical understanding of key issues in contemporary practice of art and media, as well as solid skills in research, curating, collection, and exhibition to become successful in their careers or further studies in research degree programmes.

Courses offered in this stream will vary from year to year, based on faculty, demand and the schools other offering. Please see the list of stream offerings included in the City U School of creative media “Taught Postgraduate Catalogue” found also on the website

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Learning objectives


SM5337 - Critical Theory for Contemporary Curators

This course aims to provide students with foundational knowledge of contemporary theories developed both in Euro-America and in China. Emphasis will be placed on reading closely and critically a number of key texts, understanding their historical contexts and discursive positions, and connecting theoretical insights to actual experiences, individual and collective. Students will be guided to develop analytical and argumentative skills through reading and writing. We will also study recent exhibitions to understand how theories are integrated in the curatorial process. By the end of the course, students should have a firm grasp of the contemporary theoretical landscape, be able to articulate a set of concepts and ideas, and possess the skills to work actively with theory in their curatorial projects. Course Intended Learning Outcomes  Identify the most significant issues and concepts in contemporary theories  Describe key theoretical and methodological concepts in the field  Conduct critical analyses of theoretical issues in writing  Integrate theoretical ideas in curatorial projects



Name of examCurating Art & Media Stream
Type of exam
Written and oral exam
Continuous Assessment: 100%
Response paper 1: 15% 15%
Response paper 2 Response paper 3: 15%
Research paper and presentation: 55%
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleCurating Art & Media Stream
Module codeKAMAC201516
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures City University of Hong Kong
3rd semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities