Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, students will learn about a range of key theories, philosophies, and articulated positions from which curatorial approaches can be constructed.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate different curatorial and artistic strategies from the viewpoint of socio-political transformation.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply critical thinking skills to analyse the current challenges in the field of curatorial practice.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 26.10.2023 - 30.11.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Patrizia Costantin

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Curatorial Theory Expanded traverses key curatorial approaches, theories and modes of thinking that have shaped curatorial practice in an expanded sense. The course fosters innovative thinking, acting as a laboratory and incubator for creative critical inquiry and future curatorial projects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    6 ECTS ≈ 162h

    Contact teaching: 8h/week

    Lectures, seminars, small group work, writing & reading


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    10 Reduced Inequality

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    17 Partnerships for the Goals


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Teaching period changed by decision of Academic Committee for Arts, Design and Architecture on 21 June, 2023

    Enrollment :

    ViCCA major students and Contemporary Art Practice/Theories minor and Critical Pedagogies and Mediation of Art have priority. If there is space, then ARTS students.

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: