Museum Studies & Gallery Practice Curriculum

Curriculum

Museum Studies & Gallery Practice Curriculum

Current description of degree requirements


The minor in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice (MSGP) combines academic studies and professional training to prepare you for variety of careers at museums, galleries, science centers, cultural centers, historical societies, etc. Students intending to earn a minor in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice must fulfill the following requirements:

MSGP 2000, MSGP 4060, MSGP 4070 and MSGP 4030 (Internship at least 3 cumulative credit hours) + 6 credit hours of approved AH, VAPA Studio, or Museum Studies & Gallery Practice classes (total of 18 credit hours).

Course work in the MSGP minor:

Museum Studies & Gallery Practice Bachelor of Innovation Degree

The Bachelor of Innovation (BI) degree in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice (MSGP) combines academic studies and professional training to prepare you for variety of careers at museums, galleries, science centers, cultural centers, historical societies, etc. The degree is structured so that you will not only gain a depth of understanding in museum studies and art history, but also a breadth of other arts disciplines, business, and entrepreneurship.

The major is composed of core courses in museum and gallery practice, art history, visual and performing arts (VAPA), and innovation and cross-disciplinary studies. You will learn about the different types of museums and organizations, develop the necessary skills for collections management and exhibition design, as well as examine the ways in which objects and cultures are represented. In addition, you will study the history of art and visual culture from prehistoric cave drawings to the latest theories in contemporary art and culture. The Innovation core will introduce you to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and invaluable team projects with regional organizations. The cross-discipline component includes business, creative communication, engineering technology, or globalization.

Degree Requirements: 75 credits

Art History Core / 15 credits
VAPA Core / 3 Credits
Innovation Core / 24 Credits
Cross-Disciplinary Core / 15 credits