U of W Adding Master’s Course to Cultural Studies Program

By Brian Schultz

A new specialization in Curatorial Practices is being added to the University of Winnipeg’s Master of Arts program in Cultural Studies.

The program is the first in Manitoba and will begin accepting applicants in September 2011. The new specialization will prepare graduates to work in visual arts institutions as curators, art historians, critical writers, and gallery educators. Graduates may also go on to work in the field of communications, and in museum institutions, or go on to pursue further graduate studies in Art History.

Curatorial Practices has an applied focus and offers internships and the opportunity to work in a gallery or museum for six months. Plug In, The WAG and The Buhler Gallery (in St. Boniface General Hospital) have agreed to partner and offer internships for students.