Master’s thesis

The master’s thesis consists of the theoretical and methodical substantiation of a curatorial and critical project. There is no formalized format, however, a scholarly text is obligatory in each case. One part of the master’s thesis may be submitted in a different format, for example an exhibition concept or a documentation of an exhibition.


The master’s thesis can be supervized by professors at Goethe-University and the Städelschule, as well as by curators of the participating museums. Exams are taken at Goethe-University and/or the Städelschule. The degree “Master of Arts” (MA) is jointly awarded by Goethe-University and the Städelschule; further acquired competencies will be certified by a “Diploma supplement”.