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Curating Film and Video


Admission requirements

BA-degree, course is ONLY accessible to students in the Master Program Film and Photographic Studies


This course will examine current curatorial strategies concerning the projected and moving image. In a series of seminar meetings, subjects such as film programming, exhibition strategies, film heritage and the archive, cinephilia, the ‘filmic turn’ in recent video art practices, and the politics of film and video art festivals will be addressed. In addition to examining critical literature on the topics in question, students will develop their own academic research project in this course. They are expected to prepare a set of film or video screenings and to reflect on the criteria used for their selection. Students will also be introduced to the professional field by means of visits to exhibitions and institutions for the presentation, preservation and research of moving images.

Course objectives

  • To develop skills of oral presentation;

  • To conduct archival research in the field of art and cinema;

  • To develop skills of academic and critical writing;

  • To aquire knowledge of the curatorial history of film exhibitions and programmes.


Weekly sessions of three hours and excursions.
Timetable on the website

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

  • Research

  • Excursion

Course Load

Total course load for the course: 10 EC = 280 hours.

  • Hours spent on attending lectures, seminars, excursions: 3 hours per week x 12 weeks = 36 hours

  • Time to prepare three presentations: 18 hours

  • Time for studying the compulsory literature: 66 hours

  • Time to write two papers and comments: 160 hours

Assessment method

  • Oral Presentation (Pass/Fail)

  • Research Paper (30%)

  • Film Program proposal (70%)


To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following:
the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average


The resit is taken only for the insufficient parts.

Exam review:

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.


Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of current affairs, as well as specific information about (components of) the course.

Reading list

Literature will be announced in Blackboard before the beginning of the course.


Enrollment through uSis is mandatory. If you have any questions, please contact the departmental office, tel. 071 5272144 or mail:

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not accessible for à la carte or “Contractonderwijs”

Contact details

Please contact Student administration van Eyckhof

Coordinator of studies: Mr. J. Donkers, MA, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 1.02b.