CCST Curriculum

Master’s Program Synopsis (Critical and Curatorial Studies)

Number offered to graduate students: Typically 7 to 8 annually

Number whose enrollment is limited to graduate students: All

Full-time residency requirement: 2 years (30 credits)

Average number of years for residency: 2

Foreign language requirement: 1 foreign language*

The CCST Program requires 30-credits of which 18-credits are in Critical Curatorial Studies; these include CCST 500 and 501, CCST 502, CCST 503 and CCST 504. The remaining 12-credits may be chosen from Art History or from other departments as per the following guidelines.

  • A minimum of 6-credits must be selected from the graduate level courses in Art History, ARTH course designation.
  • Up to 6-credits of course work may be from outside the department.
  • Up to 6-credits of course work at the 400 level may be counted towards the degree.
  • Students can repeat a seminar if the content is substantially different and if it is taught by a different instructor.

* Courses taken to fulfill the language requirement are not counted toward the required credits for the MA degree.


Graduate Courses

Seminar areas:*

  • ARTH 531 (3/6)   Early Medieval Art
  • ARTH 533 (3/6)   Medieval Art
  • ARTH 535 (3/6)   Art of the Renaissance
  • ARTH 537 (3/6)   17th and 18th-Century Art
  • ARTH 539 (3/6)   19th-Century Art
  • ARTH 540 (3/6)   20th-Century Art
  • ARTH 543 (3/6)   Canadian Art
  • ARTH 548 (3/6)   North American Architecture
  • ARTH 551 (3/6)   Chinese Art
  • ARTH 553 (3/6)   Japanese Art
  • ARTH 555 (3/6)   South & Southeast Asian Art
  • ARTH 561 (3/6)   Indigenous Arts of the  Americas
  • ARTH 571 (6)      Methodology of Art History
  • CCST 500 (3)      Historical Frameworks in Critical & Curatorial Studies
  • CCST 501 (3)      Contemporary Contextual Issues for Critical and Curatorial Practice
  • CCST 502 (3)      Case Studies in Exhibitions and Institutions
  • CCST 503 (3)      Graduate Practicum in Curatorial Studies (CCST students only)

* Not all courses are offered every year.

See Selected Past Seminars »

For complete details and requirements, please see the MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies Program brochure: DOWNLOAD