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MUSEUM STUDIES &
GALLERY PRACTICE
Elissa Auther, Director of Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
Valerie Brodar, Faculty Associate Director, Bachelor of Innovation*

 

Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
Minor in VAPA

The minor in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice (MSGP) combines academic studies and professional training to prepare you for variety of careers at museums, galleries, science centers, cultural centers, historical societies, etc. Students intending to earn a minor in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice must fulfill the following requirements:

MSGP 2000, MSGP 4040, MSGP 4050 and MSGP 4030 (Internship at least 3 cumulative credit hours) + 6 credit hours of approved AH, VAPA Studio, or Museum Studies & Gallery Practice classes (total of 18 credit hours).

Course work in the MSGP minor:
MSGP 2000: Introduction to Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
MSGP 4030: Internship in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
MSGP 4040: Gallery Management I
MSGP 4050: Gallery Management II
MSGP 4060: Exhibit Design and Development
MSGP 4070: Collections Management
MSGP 4080: Museum and Gallery Education
MSGP 4090: Museum Administration
MSGP 4100: Native American Perspectives on Museums
MSGP 4200: Special Topics in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice (Historic Preservation, Ethical & Legal Issues in Museums, The Online Exhibition)
MSGP 9400: Independent Study in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice

Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
Bachelor of Innovation Degree *(major soon to be available)

The Bachelor of Innovation (BI) degree in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice (MSGP) combines academic studies and professional training to prepare you for variety of careers at museums, galleries, science centers, cultural centers, historical societies, etc. The degree is structured so that you will not only gain a depth of understanding in museum studies and art history, but also a breadth of other arts disciplines, business and entrepreneurship.

The major is composed of core courses in museum and gallery practice, art history, visual and performing arts (VAPA), and innovation and cross-disciplinary studies. You will learn about the different types of museums and organizations, develop the necessary skills for collections management and exhibition design, as well as examine the ways in which objects and cultures are represented. In addition, you will study the history of art and visual culture from prehistoric cave drawings to the latest theories in contemporary art and culture. The Innovation core will introduce you to entrepreneurship, grant and proposal writing, and invaluable team projects with regional organizations. The cross-discipline component includes business, creative communication, engineering technology, or globalization.

For more information on the Bachelor of Innovation, visit innovation.uccs.edu.

Degree Requirements: 75 credits

Museum Studies & Gallery Practice Core / 15 Credits
MSGP 2000: Introduction to Museum Studies & Gallery Practice

MSGP 4040: Gallery Management I
MSGP 4060: Exhibit Design and Development
MSGP 4070: Collections Management
MSGP 4200: Special Topics: Museum Studies & Gallery Practice

Art History Core / 12 credits
AH 1500: Art and Ideas

AH 2860: Modern Art I
AH 4920: Art After 1945
AH 3000 or 4000: Choose one non-Western art

VAPA Core / 6 Credits
VAPA 1000: ANY 1000-level course
VAPA 3900: Theory & Practice in the Visual & Performing Arts (course offerings change each semester)

Innovation Core / 27 Credits
ID 1010: Freshman Seminar or Innovation Elective

ENTP 1000: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
INOV 1010: The Innovation Process
BLAW 2010: Business/Intellectual Property Law
INOV 2100: Technical Writing, Proposals and Presentation
INOV 2010/2020/3010: Innovation Team: Reporting and Analysis
INOV 3020/4010/4020: Innovation Team: Design and Research
ENTP 4500: Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Cross-Disciplinary Core / 15 credits
Students choose ONE concentration**
Business
Engineering Technology
Globalization