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With its broad educational scope and skillset, graduates will have several opportunities for finding employment and career advancement. Students coming directly from undergraduate programmes in Art History, History, Archaeology, or Global Creative Industries may choose the MA as a stepping stone to a PhD, and to pursue successful careers in curatorial and educational positions in museums or at heritage sites and similar institutions in the culture and heritage sector.
Other students, with or without prior professional experience, may use their MA qualification to seek employment as collection managers, communicators, provenance researchers, or other roles in cultural institutions that may not require a doctoral degree. The balance of academic and professional training will prepare students for a variety of positions in art management and administration.
A third group of graduates is likely to enter the commercial art field to work in private galleries or auction houses. Here, the versatile training in object-based research and collection-related management will be hugely beneficial.
The various course leaders have established contacts in the cultural and heritage scene in Hong Kong and abroad, as well as within the private sector. Through core and elective courses, dissertation topics, and internship placement, students will be able to experience and select future paths. Our colleagues will guide and tutor, using professional connections and personal experiences to advise students on future opportunities and career choices.
The programme plans to create a Forum each September when graduating students will present their work to incoming students and professional members of the larger cultural community. This annual event will provide an opportunity to link past and current cohorts, create an alumni community, and network and introduce the programme and its students to representatives of professional bodies, some of whom they will also get to know through guest lectures, group outings, and discussions.