During the first year students are in constant contact with the cooperating museums; they are part of discussions about the conception and realization of exhibitions and the presentation of collections. University seminars provide an opportunity for the participants to extend their expertise. Furthermore, criteria and categories of art criticism as well as academic principles of art theory and aesthetics will be discussed.
A course module on the history of the museum and exhibitions complements the program. A two-month-long internship, preferably resulting in the collaboration on an exhibition project, offers an insight into the curatorial departments of a museum or exhibition institution. Fundamental to the second year is the development of the master’s thesis, and in-depth work on object-related approaches combined with theoretical inquiry.