Museum Studies & Gallery Practice Curriculum

Current description of degree requirements


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 4060, MSGP 4070 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
  • MSGP 9400: Independent Study in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice

Museum Studies & Gallery Practice Bachelor of Innovation Degree

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.

Degree Requirements: 75 credits

Museum Studies & Gallery Practice Core / 15 Credits

  • MSGP 2000: Introduction to Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
  • MSGP 4030: Internship in Museum Studies & Gallery Practice
  • MSGP 4060: Exhibit Design and Development
  • MSGP 4070: Collections Management
  • MSGP 4000 Level: Other 4000 level course in MSGP excluding MSGP 4030, 4060, and 4070

Art History Core / 15 credits

  • AH 1500: Art and Ideas
  • AH 2000 Level: 2000 Level Art History Survey Course
  • AH 3860: Contemporary Art
  • AH 4000 Level: 4000 Level Western Art History Course
  • Upper Division Non-Western Art History Course: Complete one Non-Western Art History Course from the following: AH 3430, 3450, 3460, 4450, or 4470

VAPA Core / 3 Credits

  • VAPA 3000 Level: Complete 3 hours of 3000-level VAPA Core courses from the following: VAPA 3900, 9310, 3920, 3950, 3960, 3970, 3980, 3990

Innovation Core / 24 Credits

  • 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: Innovation Team: Reporting and Analysis
  • INOV 3010: Innovation Team: Research and Execute
  • INOV 4010: Innovation Team: Design and Lead
  • ENTP 4500: Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Cross-Disciplinary Core / 15 credits

Students choose ONE concentration**

  • Business
  • Engineering Technology
  • Globalization

Current description of degree requirements