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Certificate objectives:

The certificate is designed to give practical, hands-on experience for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the gallery or museum field. It will provide enrollees with a grounding in the study of cultural objects and an understanding of the departments, tasks, and current methods of a working museum or gallery.

Expected student learning outcomes

  1. Understanding of the history and organization of museums/galleries
  2. Working knowledge of various aspects of museum/gallery practice including curation,
    collection management, and conservation
  3. Ability to develop and design an exhibition

Required courses (18 hrs)

2 - 3000 level courses in area of interest: art history, history, conservation, anthropology, literature, art education, etc.

ARTM 4043 – Museum Fundamentals I: Collections management and museum law
ARTM 4053 – Museum Fundamentals II: Exhibition seminar
ARTH 4013 – History of the Museum and Collecting
ARTM 4113 – Museum Internship
A-State Museum
Bradbury Art Museum
Historic Dyess Colony-Johnny Cash boyhood home
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Home
Southern Tenant Farmers’ Museum