Museum Studies Concentration

The 36-credit Master of Arts program in Art History with a concentration in Museum Studies provides a unique curriculum that addresses a wide range of critical issues for museums from both historical and contemporary perspectives. New York’s numerous museums play a key role in the courses, and students meet various museum professionals and must complete two internships to learn and experience the internal workings of museums. Courses require students to analyze museum missions, governance, collections, exhibitions, educational programming, and financing, as well as larger issues related to technology, architecture, and diversity. A required seminar is devoted to exhibition analysis, and electives on museum education are available. The MA degree allows students to pursue various career opportunities in museums and other areas of the visual arts.

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