Continued over the two years, professional development provides a framework for developing a deeper and more personal understanding of the processes of curating. Students will develop diverse strategies to extend their knowledge and expertise, including regular attendance of exhibitions, visits to related social and cultural institutions, independent research into artist's processes and practice, short-term work placements, the development of international networks and dialogues, discussions with arts professionals and research into cultural resources. Information gathered over the course will be shared between students through the Curatorial Practice archive. This course offers an introduction to writing skills. The areas of study will cover four diverse styles frequently required in curating: the exhibition catalogue essay; interpretative material for the gallery; the press release and marketing text; grants and proposals.