Objectives and competences

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateExpert diploma
Faculty or schoolInstitut de Formació Contínua IL3
Branch of knowledge
  • History of art and artistic expression, and fine arts
Mode of deliveryDistance
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 2.045,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:28/01/2025
Master's degree course homepage http://www.il3.ub.edu/ca/master/master-art-actual.html
ManagmentBadia , Montse
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- To find out about the main schools of art criticism and their recent history.
- To learn how to analyse the current situation in art criticism.
- To learn the main contexts in which art criticism is used.
- To learn the functions of art criticism.
- To know how to distinguish between art criticism and information.
- To become familiar with specialized publications on contemporary art.
- To become familiar with critical tools for analysing art.
- To know how to analyse the characteristics required for a work of art to obtain intellectual property rights.
- To understand the main differences in moral rights between jurisdictions, and know how to discern between different economic rights and the right to remuneration.
- To know the limits of copyright.
- To learn some of the tools available to authors to protect their rights, such as entities that manage and register copyright, and to learn about alternative systems such as Creative Commons.
- To become familiar with documents to transmit copyright.
- To gain an introduction to curation and collection of contemporary art.
- To understand the complexity of current art production and its impact on the definition of the art system.
- To know how to analyse the discursive role of curation and the construction of collections.
- To know how to analyse the construction of the collection and the aspects that influence it: discourse, context, exposition and relationship between works and artists.
- To learn theoretical aspects that determine the practice of curation and the creation of a contemporary art collection.
- To deepen knowledge of practical aspects such as the selection of artists, the relations with institutions, the definition of projects, the art market, cataloguing of works, etc.
- To learn how to analyse some of the case studies that could be relevant in the international arena.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- Collectors, gallery owners, managers of art and heritage collections, teachers, investment consultants, museum curators, specialists in restoration and conservation, journalists, historians, critics and cultural managers.
- Professionals interested in learning about contemporary art and developing a professional career in this field.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
C/ Ciutat de Granada 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:info@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:93 403 96 96

For further enquiries

Address:Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
C/ Ciutat de Granada 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:info@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:93 309 36 54
Observations:de dilluns a divendres, de 9:00 a 19:00.