Curatorial Studies

The Minor in Curatorial Studies provides an introduction to understanding and working with exhibitions, collections, interventions, and texts in diverse communities, within a globalized world. Students will work toward a creative cultural practice through the study of media, materials and techniques, research methodologies, cultural theory, training in connoisseurship, critical analysis of art and social relationships, and in the organization of exhibitions, interventions and on-line projects. Students will be familiarized with current trends in practice, theories, and criticism, and will study the artistic production of historical and diverse cultures of the modern and contemporary world. Emphasis will be placed on experiential education through studio visits, gallery visits, technical workshops, exhibitions, installations, and fieldwork.

The Minor in Curatorial Studies is designed primarily for students majoring in Art History, Arts Management, Media Studies or Studio Arts programs. Students interested in enrolling in the Minor must have completed the foundation courses in their major discipline before they can begin taking Curatorial Studies courses.

Program of Study

For more information on the program of study, including program requirements and course descriptions, please see the Registrar’s Calendar.

To apply

To find this program on the OUAC website, search under University of Toronto Scarborough (found under the University of Toronto entry) under the category "Visual and Performing Arts, Arts Management & Media" (program code TUC); you will then be able to choose this program under the 'Subject of Major Interest' drop-down menu.


Should you have any questions regarding the Curatorial program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, please send us an email.


Alexander Irving | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Program Director

Erin Webster | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Mini Series: Curatorial Studies

Watch students from the Curatorial Studies Program share their experience about different engaging activities in their field of study.