The program seeks to enroll students with diverse backgrounds, including applied arts graduates, liberal arts and science graduates, or working professionals in education, social work, or art or non-profit management who wish to engage in advanced research and use projects to explore the role of a curator. Successful candidates for the MFA in Curatorial Practice will also have:
- A commitment to providing multi-cultural and global perspectives to diverse audiences;
- Ability and openness to work collaboratively with artists and community representatives;
- Experience with or knowledge of contemporary exhibition practices and audience engagement;
- An understanding of the shifts and changes in the art world in the 21st century;
- A broad range of multi-disciplinary skills.