Certificate Name and Number: Museum Studies - CTMSTG
Department/Unit: School of Art + Design/ College of Fine Arts
Certificate Mission: The Museum Studies Certificate Program provides a foundation for students pursuing a career in museums and/or advanced studies in museum studies.
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Certificate Overview: The museum field continues to expand because of the ongoing process of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting historically significant items. This certificate adds value to a variety of degree programs in multiple disciplines by providing a foundation for students interested in working in museums, in educational and interpretive centers, or in similar organizations promoting public outreach and education. In addition, the program provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in Museum Studies. The program emphasizes the visitor experience throughout all aspects of museum decision-making and planning processes. Students in the program will learn about the inner operations of nonprofit and arts and cultural heritage organizations; have an opportunity to work directly with objects and artifacts; become immersed in current museum methods and cultural heritage literature; and learn about networking and resume-building opportunities.
Opportunities upon Completion: Students representing a broad range of disciplines will participate in the Museum Studies Certificate Program. This program helps prepare students interested in working in museums, in educational and interpretive centers, or in similar organizations promoting public outreach and education. In addition, the program provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in Museum Studies.
Link to Certificate: http://www.ohio.edu/finearts/art/academics/programs/museum-studies.cfm
Certificate Hours Requirements: The Museum Studies Certificate program requires a minimum of 21 hours.
Museum Core Courses
- ART 5100: Museum Fundamentals I (3.0HR)
- ART 5922: Museum Fundamentals II - Practicum (3.0HR)
Students must select and successfully pass 12 credit hours. Courses must be taken from a minimum of two of the following areas: Art History, Biology, Education, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Masters in Public Administration, Geology, Film, Music, Theatre, History. Classes which fulfill these requirements can be found here: http://www.ohio.edu/finearts/art/upload/Museum-Studies-Graduate-Certificate-Program.pdf
Admission Requirements: Admission requires graduate standing to enroll, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the major discipline of the student, an application essay stating how the Museum Studies Certificate meets the academic goals of the student, and acceptance into the program. Completed application form should be sent to: Museum Studies Review Committee, School of Art + Design, Seigfred Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 45701 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org