Museum Studies Certificate Program

The Museum Studies Certificate Program (MSCP) is designed to enhance existing graduate degree programs for those students seeking scholarly expertise and practical experience in the field of museum studies.

The Certificate Program is also a stand-alone program, open to those who have completed an undergraduate degree but are not enrolled in a graduate degree program. Contact graduate advising for more information.

The theoretical and scholarly orientation of the curriculum for the MSCP is balanced with museum practice through internships at the Center of Creative Photography, the University of Arizona Museum of Art, the Arizona State Museum, and other relevant museums in the region and beyond.

Museum Studies Certificate Program

Program Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS (18)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARH 500 — Topics in Museum Studies

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS (18)

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

ARE 525 — Theory & Practice in Art Museum Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS (18)

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives (2)

DESCRIPTION

Two courses, which must be approved by the MSCP coordinators. The electives may be from another relevant field of special interest to the career goals of the student, including but not limited to Art History, AVCE, archival management, arts administration, anthropology, and history.  Note: A total of six credits (either course work or internship experiences or a combination) may overlap with credits in the degree program within the School of Art or may overlap with credits for degrees in other areas, at the discretion of the degree granting department.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS (18)

6 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Internship

DESCRIPTION

In a museum or gallery. The internship(s) must include a significant scholarly component that links the practical work with the academic requirements for the certificate. Note: For AVCE students in the Community and Museums track who are required to complete 6 credits of internship, these internship credits could apply to both programs, provided the internships are conducted in a museum or gallery. No more than 6 credits can be “double-dipped,” either internship or course credits.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS (18)

6 Units

GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Floral Arrangement

Floral Arrangement

Janessa Southerland
Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party

Roger Masterson
What Do You See?

What Do You See?

Utvista Galiante
Half Off Special

Half Off Special

Wilbur Dallas Fremont
I fell down some stairs

I fell down some stairs

Lyle Emmerson Jr.