PROGRAMME OF POSTGRADUATE STUDY SPECIALISATION: “Curation: Theoretical and Practical Approaches
The Postgraduate Studies Programme deals with the study, analysis, design, application and evaluation of innovations in the field of exhibitions, museums and cultural heritage and promotes theoretical and applied research concerning the significance of exhibitions as cultural phenomena. It has an interdisciplinary character and places emphasis on multiparadigm and cooperation among scientists from different fields. It has an extended character, since it does not focus exclusively on art exhibitions, but leaves open the field of study and curating of other historical and contemporary collections through the epistemological tools of history, archaeology, folklore and social anthropology, history, art, architecture and cultural studies.
The functioning of the Programme uses the teaching, administrative and technical staff, as well as infrastructure (classrooms, workshops, libraries, computer center) of the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences.
The programme of Postgraduate Studies specialisation: “Curation: theoretical and practical approaches” is the first and only programme of postgraduate studies in Greek Higher Education Institutions which specializes in curation, both from a theoretical and practical (applied) perspective.
In the Postgraduate Studies Programme are admitted, after exams, graduates from Greek and foreign Higher Education Institutions in a related academic/scientific field. Applicants can also be students in their final year of study, provided that they will have graduated after the end of the academic year (including the September exam period).
Following a decision by the Coordinating Committee of the Postgraduate Studies Programme, graduates from other Departments can be admitted. Members of Special Teaching Staff, Laboratory Teaching Staff and Special Technical Laboratory Staff can also be admitted, but only one per Postgraduate Study Programme organized by the Department of Fine Arts and Art Sciences of the University of Ioannina in which they work.
Applicants who have gained qualifications from foreign Higher education Institutions need to provide a certificate by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition and Information Center (D.O.A.T.A.P).
The Department announces the free positions for the Postgraduate Study Programme every two years, while the number of admitted students for the Postgraduate Study is a maximum of 15 students.
Selection of candidates in the Postgraduate Study Programme specialisation: “Curation: theoretical and practical approaches” is conducted through a written examination in prescribed thematic areas/courses, evaluation of an oral interview and assessment and consideration of the following criteria: undergraduate degree grade, grades in undergraduate courses relevant to courses in this Postgraduate Study Programme specialisation, grade of the undergraduate dissertation (if applicable) and participation in research. The written examination is awarded 60 points, the undergraduate degree grade is awarded 20 points, while the candidate’s oral interview and the consideration of the rest of the criteria are awarded 20 points (total 100 points)
The duration of the Programme is four (4) semesters – three semester of course attendance and one semester for the postgraduate thesis.
Successful completion of the first cycle of postgraduate courses must take place within six semesters from the first registration of the student in the Postgraduate Studies Programme.
For students who have not completed their studies within this time period the General Assembly of the Department, after suggestion by the Coordinating Committee, can grant a six month extension for the successful completion of a course cycle. If after the extension the student has not successfully completed the courses, they lose their student status.
Students who work can study on a part-time basis, provided that the total duration of their studies does not exceed the double of the normal duration of studies, in accordance with the provisions of Law 4485/2017 (par. 2, article 33).
Part-time studies are also applicable to non-working students who cannot meet the minimum requirements of full-time studies and for specific circumstances (illness, workload, serious family reasons, enlisting for military service etc.), for which a decision by the Department’s General Assembly is required. Postgraduate students can also be granted a temporary suspension of their studies, which cannot exceed two (2) consecutive semesters. During this time students lose their student status. In exceptional circumstances, an extension of one year can be granted after a documented decision by the Department’s General Assembly.
COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
- X. Bitsikas, Professor, Director of the Postgraduate Study Programme
- Ch. Charisis, Associate Professor
- K. Basanos, Associate Professor
- E. Solomon, Assistant Professor, Deputy director of the Postgraduate Study Programme
- V. Ferentinou, Assistant Professor