Museum Studies Certificate – CTMSTG
School of Art + Design
528 Seigfred Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Term of Entry: Fall
Enrollment Eligibility: Degree-seeking students
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. This certificate is typically completed in two semesters.
Certificate Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to design professional museum displays.
- Students will be able to create appropriate, educational, interpretive materials for museum visitors.
- Students will be able to properly handle and display objects, artifacts and other museum holdings.
- Students will be able to articulate how museums collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit items.
Opportunities upon Completion
The Museum Studies Certificate Program helps prepare students to work in museums, educational and interpretive centers, and 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.
Application materials should be sent to: Museum Studies Review Committee, School of Art + Design, 528 Seigfred Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 45701; or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance will be determined by the Director of the program.
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree or equivalent
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the major discipline of the student
- Application essay stating how the Museum Studies Certificate meets the academic and professional goals of the student
This certificate program alone does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this certificate.
This certificate requires a minimum of 12 hours.