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Academic Programme

The Research programme aims to connect academic research with other forms of knowledge production. The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore hosts visiting scholars of various disciplines whose research focuses on discourses addressing Singapore and the region. Its current research clusters engage with questions of postcolonial spaces, migration, diaspora, old and new trade routes.


MA & PhD Programmes

The NTU School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) has a Master of Arts (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy programme. It is a research-oriented programme that provides students with the opportunity to pursue independent research also in research areas related to the work of NTU CCA Singapore, such as Art in Public Space and Curating the City, pending availability of supervisors. ADM offers a choice between two options of study within the MA (Research) and PhD programmes: by research or by research with a practical component.

Launched in 2018, the Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices (Master of Arts, one year, coursework) prepares graduates for professional positions in the highly complex and diverse museum landscape, and in the ever-expanding spaces of the curatorial. 

With a focus on Southeast Asia, this course-based study programme places emphasis on the theoretical and practical challenges of curating contemporary and historic art and culture, and foster a deeper understanding of the dynamic field of museum studies. In both areas, experienced practitioners provide insight into the required skills of these fast-growing sectors. 

Unique in its combination of classical museum and heritage studies, together with new curatorial theories and practices, the programme allows the candidates to choose between three streams: museum studies, curatorial practice, or a combination of both. In this way, the programme offers students the chance to get familiar with a wide range of skills, which will resonate with the multifaceted fields of work.



Museum Studies and Curatorial Practices (Master of Arts, one year, coursework)
Application period: 1 September 2020 to 15 March 2021 
Intake: August 2021 
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Master of Arts [Research], two years, and Doctor of Philosophy 
Application deadline: 31 January 
Intake: August 
For MA & PhD programmes, please contact: