MA Curating Contemporary Design

The collaboration between Kingston University and the Design Museum has grown into one of the world’s foremost MA programmes for design curators. Through its partnerships with prestigious cultural organisations, the programme offers students the opportunity to curate live projects and build their own professional profiles.

What's on offer?

With curating briefs set by the Design Museum, British Council, Architecture Foundation, British Museum and the V&A, students develop their curatorial practice and build their portfolios. The programme has international collaboration at its heart, and offers students the opportunity to become part of a wider, ever-growing international network of curators.

For more information and to apply for September 2018 visit the Kingston University website


Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Students from MA Curating Contemporary Design, taught at Kingston University and the Design Museum, London, were invited by leading design company, Arper UK, to explore the values ascribed to design installations during Clerkenwell Design Week 2018.

Open days

Find out more about MA Curating Contemporary Design by attending one of our Open Days at the Design Museum. The Open Days are an excellent opportunity for you to meet academic staff and discover more about the course. You will be able to speak in detail with the course directors about the course, have a chance to join a taster session and see current exhibitions at the Design Museum.

The next Open Day take place between 12.00 and 1.30pm on:

Tuesday 8 May 2018

If you would like to attend an Open Day, please contact Donna Loveday at the Design Museum to register your attendance:

MA CCD students interview designer Naomi Cleaver at 100% Design event at Heals

Jiayu Liu's workshop in motion, demonstrating her approach to visualising data

James Christian showing his work within the Design Futures exhibition space

Shannon Skelly (Grad. Chair) and Richard Brown on stage discussing how social networking can transform architecture, live at 100% Design