National Apprenticeship Week

This week at Teesside University we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week and highlighting the positive impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers, and the economy.

Apprentices in the MIMA Gallery

It’s a very exciting time for the apprentices on the Curator Degree Apprenticeship MA, because they are spending their week at MIMA on our Teesside University Campus for one of their intensive weeks of learning. This course is the first of its kind in the sector and offers a unique approach to learning by combining online seminars, on the job learning and 3 intensive weeks across the 24 months of the course.

What is it like to be on our blended, unique learning model?

Curator apprentices in MIMA

We asked some of our current apprentices to tell us…

Alice Wilde is a Talent Development Producer and Curator for Visual Art at HOME in Manchester.

My favourite thing about the course has been learning from one another I think it’s a very special environment. Everyone is coming to the subject from very different backgrounds and disciplines, but there’s a universal language and a way of understanding one another.

The course is for someone who wants to expand their practise, hone it and work out what your values are as a curator and the direction you want to go into in the future. One of the main priorities of this course is thinking about access and inclusivity – who our audience are, who encounters our spaces and institutions. Just having the time to reflect and discuss all of this together has been really amazing.

Adam Rose is a Trainee in the Exhibitions Team within Wellcome Collection, 

The thing that’s really stood out for me has to be these intensive weeks in my daily working life as an apprentice curator we must think of delivery all the time you very rarely get that space to hold conversations with like-minded people and that’s a really nice thing to have.

Why not sign up to one of our webinars to find out more about our Curator Degree Apprenticeship MA?

MA Curating apprentices at MIMA

Find out more about Degree Apprenticeships available at Teesside University – Teesside University is an outstanding provider for Higher Apprenticeships (Ofsted further education and skills inspection report 2019).