Museum Studies Minor


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The Museum Studies Minor examines the intersections of art with the public sphere in practical and theoretical terms, with a commitment to explore the social dimension of museums.

The minor focuses your academic efforts while showing future employers or graduate schools that you have undergone the core applied training and conceptual coursework to become a museum professional. In addition, you will gain valuable hands-on preparator experience working in the galleries on campus; and organizing student, local, regional, and national artist exhibitions.

The minor will provide you with a recognizable curriculum to help you step into careers paths such as curator, assistant curator, museum educator, gallery attendant, collections assistant, museum administration, docent, or preparator. Though grounded in art history, the minor is designed to be of use both as an art student, and also if you are interested in a museum career in other disciplines.

Museum Studies Minor Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the social dimension of museums
  • Gain valuable hands-on preparator experience working in galleries on- and off-campus
  • Learn how to organize art exhibitions
  • View document with list of courses

Museum Studies Minor application process

Students from any major can apply for the Museum Studies Minor.

To apply, you must:

  • Have sophomore status
  • Complete one 200-level art history course
  • Have a 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Submit an unofficial transcript
  • Submit a letter outlining your reasons for completing the minor, including your career goals

You must also complete an interview with the Western Gallery as part of the application process. The interview will be conducted after you submit your application.

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