The Curatorial Certificate requires 12 credits total, six of which can also be used toward the MA or MFA degree.

The required courses are:

  • ARTH 60200 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • ARTH 760.003 or ARTH 760.006 Curatorial Practicum (3-6 credits)
    (Either the one-semester, three-credit or two-semester, six-credit practicum, culminating in a finished exhibition.  Students must complete both semesters of the 6-credit course to receive credit and to have the course qualify for the certificate. (Curatorial Certificate students will have priority for enrollment in these courses.  While a Curatorial Practicum will be offered each year, we cannot guarantee that a choice of one and two semester courses will always be available.)  With special permission ARTH 780.099, Guided Internship, may also meet this requirement.)

And, three to six elective credits from the following courses:

  • ARTH 761 Special Topics in the History of Exhibition and Collecting
  • ARTH 780.14 Curatorial Methods
  • ARTH780.08 Artist’s Institute


Hunter College Professor Wen-shing Chou and MA Art History students studying the work of artist C.C. Wang with artist and collector Arnold Chang, Hunter College Art Galleries’ Leubsdorf Gallery, Sept. 2022